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HH-47 Chinook  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: 145
Also Known As: CSAR-X
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: H-47 Chinook
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1962
Total Production: 1,118
Total Cost: USD$30 billion
Family Members: CH-47D Chinook, CH-47F Chinook, MH-47E Chinook and MH-47G Chinook
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Description: The CH-47 Chinook is a twin-engine, tandem-rotor, heavy-lift transport helicopter in service with the US Army and other Armed Forces worldwide. It is enabled to transport ground forces, supplies, ammunition, and other battle-critical cargo. In addition, the CH-47 Chinook can be employed for medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, fire fighting, parachute drops, heavy construction, civil development, disaster relief and search and rescue (SAR).

HH-47 is a new variant of proven CH/MH-47 Chinook helicopter family intended for combat search and rescue operations. The US Air Force selected Boeing to develop a replacement aircraft for the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter under CSAR-X program through a contract potentially worth $4.1 billion November 9, 2006. The CSAR-X/HH-47 program has a life cycle total cost of up to $10 billion. Boeing will deliver to the US Air Force up to 141 production and 4 test aircraft beginning in 2012 through 2019 from its rotorcraft systems manufacturing facility in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.

The highly survivable HH-47 will serve to recover downed aircrew members or isolated troops/personnel from hostile or denied territory. The US Air Force current schedule foresees the initial operational capability of the first 10 Block 0 (increment 1) aircraft in 2012 with Block 10 (increment 2) decision extending the acquisition program through 2019. The Block 0 contract issued November 2006 was valued at $712 million and was scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. The program was canceled in 2008/2009.

HH-47 Chinook Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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HH-47 Chinook News

There are 3 news between
9 Nov 2006 and 25 Apr 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011US Air Force Announces Acquisition Strategy for HH-60G and UH-1N Fleet Replacement
Tuesday, April 7, 2009Pentagon to Phase Out F-22 Production and Speed Up F-35 Procurement
Thursday, November 9, 2006Boeing HH-47 Chosen for US Air Force CSAR-X

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