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Chinook: All weather, heavy lift chopper

Mar 25, 2019 13:12 IST

Here is a look at the salient features of the Chinook chopper: It's a multi-mission heavy-left transport helicopter that will be used to move troops, artillery, ammunition and equipment on the battlefield. Chinook is highly manoeuvrable, which makes it suitable for operating in tough, dense terrain. It's 24X7, all-weather operational capabilities are crucial for India Air Force, which operates in some of the most hostile terrains in the world. The Chinook has the capacity to carry a maximum payload capacity of 11 tonnes and 45 troops. The entire fleet of 15 Chinooks are expected to arrive in India by March 2020.

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