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The start comes just three months after the sale was approved. The helicopters, so we can serve with the military’s 5th Aviation Regiment, had been delivered almost immediately earlier than Australia’s Talisman Sabre exercise.
The third and fourth examples could be delivered by way of middle of 2022.
“The additional helicopters will support [the] military’s airlift capacity into the future and boost the Australian Defence drive’s [ADF’s] means to help operations globally,” says defence minister Peter Dutton.
“The Chinook is Defence’s largest helicopter, with an extended and proven song checklist of helping ADF operations in Australia, our near region and further afield.”
The DoD pegs the price of the four-CH-47F deal at A$595 million ($444 million). Here’s greatly greater than April’s defense protection Cooperation company sale notification, which gave an estimated cost of $259 million.
“through working carefully with the U.S., through streamlined approaches to impulsively deliver Defence capability, the government is demonstrating its commitment to Defence’s strategic goals and, in this case, bolstering Defence’s aviation capability,” says Dutton.
The delivery comes as the Australian military suffers a defeciency in airlift capability as a result of the grounding of the NH Industries MRH90 Taipan fleet for the reason that might also, due to sustainment concerns.
US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook Cap
“Defence and Airbus Australia Pacific are at the moment working collaboratively to come back to MRH90 fleet to flight operations as quickly as viable,” says the DoD.
The beginning brings the Australian CH-47F fleet to 12 examples. Just before the birth, the standard age of Canberra’s F-mannequin Chinooks become 5.7 years.
updated with grafs about Taipan grounding, and DoD’s response.
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