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Chinooks Chosen For Heavy-Lift Helicopter Program

October 31 2012


Boeing, the U.S. aerospace firm, has been named the low bidder for a program to supply 15 multi-role heavy-lift helicopters to the Indian air force, reports the Times of India.

Boeing offered the CH-47 Chinook for the project, while Russia competed with the Mi-26 helicopter. Both aircraft successfully passed the air force's extensive field trials, said the air force.

Boeing's bid was lower in terms of direct acquisition and life-cycle costs, said a military source. A...

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