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RAF to receive 14 new Chinook helicopters

The Royal Air Force will receive 14 new Chinook helicopters in a £1bn contract, the Defence Secretary Liam Fox has announced.

The deal, with US firm Boeing, will bring the total force of Chinooks to 60 - the biggest capability in Europe.

The number is a reduction on the 22 extra aircraft originally ordered by the last government.

  • 22 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK