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Air Force to formally induct Boeing manufactured Chinook Military Helicopters

Published on February 12, 2019
The first batch of four Chinook military helicopters manufactured by the American aerospace major Boeing has arrived at the Mundra port in Gujarat.
Air Force to formally induct Boeing manufactured Chinook Military Helicopters
  • This first batch consignment will be ferried to Chandigarh, where they will be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force in 2019.

About Chinook Helicopter:

  • Chinook is a multi-role helicopter with vertical-lift platform, which is used for transporting troops, artillery, equipment and fuel.
  • Chinook would be deployed for humanitarian and disaster relief operations and in missions such as transportation of relief supplies and mass evacuation of refugees.
  • The advanced multi-mission helicopter Chinook will provide the Indian armed forces with unmatched strategic airlift capability across the full spectrum of combat and humanitarian missions.

India's Defence Engagement with Boeing:

  • India had placed a mega contract to Boeing for the procurement of 22 Apache helicopters and 15 Chinooks for the Indian Air Force in September 2015.
  • To deliver on the order, Boeing has strengthened its supply chain with over 160 partners in India.
  • Boeing has also planned a joint venture to manufacture fuselages for Apache helicopters and the annual sourcing from India stands at $1 billion.

Question:

Q. Which Boeing manufactured military helicopters will be formally inducted into the Indian Airforce in 2019?
a. Typhoon
b. Chinook
c. Rover
d. Altantis
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