Ankara has received the last four of 11 ordered Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters, US Embassy in Turkey announced on Wednesday.
“Today, Turkish Land Forces took delivery of four more U.S. Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters at the port of Izmir. Turkey now has eleven of the newest and most advanced heavy lift rotary wing aircraft available,” the embassy said.
The contract for the choppers was signed in 2011.
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.
The United States expelled Turkey from the F-35 program and blocked the sale of about 100 ordered stealth jets as a result of Israels effective lobbying of the same, Israeli media have reported. Officials from Jerusalem are said to have pressured Washington behind the scenes to oust Ankara from fighter jet program in bid to preserve military qualitative edge, Channel 12 reported Wednesday
Russia has completed training the Chinese military personnel on the use of S-400 air defense systems and has planned to deliver second batch of the systems to Turkey in 2020. Moscow began shipping the S-400s to China, contract for which was signed in 2014, earlier this month
Turkey's defense and electronic systems company ASELSAN will be supplying a communications system for the locally-made New Type Submarine Project (NTSP), according to Turkish officials. According to an announcement yesterday from Turkey's Defense Industries Presidency (SSB), The Company, combining its broad experience with up-to-date technological developments, offers uninterrupted, secure, economical and fast communication solutions to the NTSP
Turkish Defense Minister on Monday announced that the country will receive second batch of Russian S-400 air defense systems on August 27. "The process of transporting and delivering the second battery of the S-400 to Turkey will begin tomorrow," Hulusi Akar, defense minister of Turkey, said in a live broadcast of NTV television channel
The Pentagon has ordered $2.4 Billion worth F-35 jet parts from Lockheed Martin in a deal seen as a fallout of Turkeys ejection from the F-35 program over S-400 row with the US
The United States (US) army has awarded Boeing a $155 million modification contract for new-build Apache AH-64E attack helicopters, Pentagon announced Tuesday. The AH-64Es, also known as Apaches, are helicopters that typically carry AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods
A joint military base of Turkish and Qatari forces in Qatar is set to be inaugurated in a couple of months. “A new base has been built
After Turkeys plan to procure F-35 stealth jets from USA failed to see the light of the day, Ankara could be turning towards Russia for Su-35 fighters, military officials have revealed. The officials tasked with rearming the Turkish Air Force suggested the Defense Ministry to consider Russias Su-35 offer after its expulsion from the F-35 program
Turkey is set to welcome the second batch of Russia's S-400 air defence systems in this month or in September, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday. "Work on choosing the deployment site and on installing S-400 air defence systems continues
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