Republic Of Singapore Air Force Started Taking Delivery Of Boeing CH-47F Chinook Helicopter
The Republic of Singapore Air Drive (RSAF) has began taking supply of the CH-47F Heavy Elevate Helicopter to Singapore, following its preliminary supply to the RSAF Helicopter Detachment in Oakey, Australia. With higher carry and attain capabilities, the CH-47F helicopters will complement the RSAF’s fleet of helicopters to offer the SAF with a strong carry functionality for a variety of operations together with Search and Rescue, aeromedical evacuation, troop carry, fire-fighting, and Humanitarian Help, and Catastrophe Reduction operations. When operationalized, the CH-47F helicopters will progressively exchange the RSAF’s older Chinooks which have been in service since 1994.
The small dimension of Singapore creates coaching challenges, the preliminary supply of the CH-47F to the RSAF Helicopter Detachment in Oakey, Australia, will allow the RSAF to leverage the huge airspace and terrain for extra practical coaching. The RSAF has begun taking supply of the CH-47F heavy-lift helicopters it ordered in November 2016, with the primary instance already being deployed at its coaching detachment in Australia. RSAF lists a number of workout routines missions for CH-47F together with search and rescue, aeromedical evacuation, and humanitarian help and catastrophe aid.
On 7 November 2016, a press launch by Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) was issued after a call was made to amass ten new construct CH-47Fs to exchange the six older D-models which have been in service since 1996. Concurrently, the ten CH-47SDs had been to endure a modernization course of to deliver them as much as the identical commonplace because the CH-47Fswhich have been in service since 1994 respectively. CH-47F possesses higher carry and attain capabilities and can allow the RSAF to satisfy the Singapore Armed Forces’ carry necessities extra effectively with fewer helicopters and fewer manpower.
The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engined, tandem-rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft firm Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol. The CH-47 is among the many heaviest lifting of Western helicopters. Its title, Chinook, is from the Native American Chinook individuals of Washington state. , the primary CH-47F, an upgraded CH-47D, made its maiden flight; the primary manufacturing mannequin rolled out on 15 June 2006 at Boeing’s facility in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and first flew on 23 October 2006. Upgrades embrace 4,868-shaft-horsepower (3,630 kW) Honeywell engines and the airframe that includes better single-piece development to decrease upkeep necessities.
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