France is considering the purchase of an undisclosed number of Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters for its Air Force.
“According to the Special Operations Command (COS) press kit, the Air Force is considering the acquisition of CH-47 Chinook heavy helicopters for the French Special Forces,” French-based Challenges business magazine reported Monday.
Currently, the French military operates extensive numbers of Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal and NH Industries NH90 Caiman helicopters-both in the 11 tonne class.
Each CH-47 helicopter has two rotors and two motors, each having 4,800 horsepower. With a range that can increase to 1,100 km with the help of the fuel tanks, the helicopters can fly safely even at conditions of zero visibility. The helicopters, which can carry 10 tons, can be used in war operations and operations with humanitarian and civil aims.
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Boeings Insitu has won a $390 million contract to supply RQ-21A Blackjack drones and ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) meant for the US Marines, US Navy and governments of Canada, Poland and Oman respectively. According to the contract announced by the US Department of Defense on Friday, the company will supply 63 RQ-21A attrition air vehicles for the US Marine Corps and US Navy
France expects to end dependency upon the United States for fighter jet- launched heavy bombs following the setting up of a factory to manufacture various types of bombs. The plant of a local bomb-making firm, Paris Rafaut, near Valenciennes was inaugurated earlier this week by defence minister Florence Parly
French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has received all 27 Novadem NX70 micro-UAV systems, order for which was placed late last year. Novadem received the Euro 2 million ($2
European Space Agencys new semi-reusable rocket launcher, the Air Launch space Transportation using an Automated aircraft and an Innovative Rocket (ALTAIR) completed testing in Kourou, Guiana Space Centre, France, on Saturday. “The experimental aircraft Eole took off Saturday from the Guiana Space Center carrying with it the replica of an airborne rocket,” AFP reported
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