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The US Army received the first CH-47F Chinook helicopters in the Block II variant: what was improved in the machine

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul2,2024

The US Army received the first CH-47F Chinook helicopters in the Block II version: what has been improved in the machine

The modernization includes improvements in the load carrying capacity and flight range &mdash ; the machine is able to lift 1814 kg more.

Boeing, the largest manufacturer of aviation equipment, delivered the first CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopter as part of the modernization of the US Army. This machine is one of 465 that will be upgraded to the new Block II configuration, Defense Industry Europe reported on July 1.

Vice President Heather McBryan said that the CH-47F Block II provides improved capabilities, giving enabling the U.S. military to “lift more, fly farther and maintain its aircraft better than ever before.”

This upgrade program, she said, enables the combat-proven Chinook helicopter to play a key role in multi-domain operations in future.

CH-47F Block II Improved Capabilities

First of all, the helicopter has improved payload and range: the upgrade allows the machine to lift 4,000 pounds (1,814 kg) more. Also, the new version has an extended radius of action — the helicopter can fly further with almost any payload.

Technical improvements

The CH-47F Block II helicopter received an improved transmission that provides more efficient power transfer.

< p>Reinforced glider increases the strength and durability of the structure. And the improved fuel system increases efficiency and reduces the frequency of maintenance.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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