Rotors on for lift and rescue! #Boeing-made CH-47 Chinook for @IAF_MCC takes #firstflight in the Philadelphia skies. Will be delivered to Indian Air Force in 2019.— Boeing India (@Boeing_In) July 27, 2018
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“We look forward to delivering this phenomenal capability to India,” said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift. “From coastal operations to high-altitude mountainous missions, these aircraft will play vital roles with the Indian armed forces.”
India ultimately will receive 22 AH-64E Apache attack, and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook transport, helicopters.