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.