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US State Department approves potential delivery of CH-47F Chinook helicopters to South Korea

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US State Department approves potential delivery of CH-47F Chinook helicopters to South Korea

South Korea will soon become one of the countries operating the American CH-47F Chinook helicopter, the US State Department has approved the possible sale of these helicopters to the South Korean army.


The US Department of Defense Security Cooperation Agency released a statement the day before, according to which the State Department approved a potential sale of CH-47F Chinook helicopters and various equipment to South Korea in the amount of $ 1,5 billion. Although the number of helicopters expected to be delivered is not indicated in the statement, it is known that Seoul had previously requested permission to purchase 18 helicopters, spare parts for them, weapons and various equipment.

This proposed sale will be in line with US foreign policy and national security objectives by helping to bolster the security of a key ally that plays an important role in promoting political stability and economic development in the Asia-Pacific region.

- said in a statement by the State Department.

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American heavy longitudinal military transport helicopter. It was developed from the CH-46 and has been in widespread use since the early 1960s. Designed to transport 55 paratroopers or 24 pairs of stretchers with the wounded and three doctors, or from ten to 12 tons of cargo. It is in service with more than 20 countries around the world. CH-47F has been supplied to the troops since 2008.

From 2023, the US military will begin to receive a new version of the helicopter - CH-47F Chinook Block II. The new helicopter differs from the basic version with a greater payload, it received new blades made using composites, more powerful engines, updated on-board electronics, generators and a new fuel system.
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 7 December 2022 09: 09
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    Not aging Chinook, a successful car turned out.
    1. dmi.pris1
      dmi.pris1 7 December 2022 09: 25
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      I actually thought that the Chinooks had been in operation for a long time. After all, the Koreans and the Japanese have the most loyal allies in this part of the Pacific Ocean
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 7 December 2022 09: 40
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        I also thought that these were Chinooks from storage bases in the desert. But it’s like, they are still on the conveyor.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 December 2022 09: 20
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    And in order to evacuate the Chinook shot down in Afghanistan in 2009, they turned to Russia for help. The Russian Mi-26 evacuated the American helicopter with almost no problems. This I mean that not only the United States is famous for its helicopters.
  3. Sith
    Sith 7 December 2022 09: 42
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    Interesting trolling of China ... what else will they put the UK ... or promise to put
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 7 December 2022 10: 25
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    The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American heavy longitudinal military transport helicopter.

    Heavy ? How much will MRAP Oshkosh fit into it?
    1. vovochkarzhevsky
      vovochkarzhevsky 7 December 2022 11: 03
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      No one. There is a small cargo area. Yes, there is not enough payload.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 7 December 2022 11: 29
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        Quote: vovochkarzhevsky
        No one.

        That's what I'm talking about. This is not a cargo helicopter, but a laughing stock.
    2. Foul skeptic
      Foul skeptic 7 December 2022 13: 31
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      Heavy ?

      There are generally accepted aircraft classifiers. Take any and you will see that a helicopter with a takeoff weight of more than 20 tons belongs to the heavy category.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 7 December 2022 15: 51
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        Quote: Nefarious skeptic
        There are generally accepted aircraft classifiers. Take any and you will see that a helicopter with a takeoff weight of more than 20 tons belongs to the heavy category.

        It's just that I've been in one. It's not a big helicopter at all, although it can fit into the classification even under the heavy category.