How IAF’s Chinook helicopters are unpacked at Gujarat’s Mundra port

In a video released by the Adani Group, Indian Air Force’s Chinook helicopters can be seen being unloaded from a cargo ship and being made ready to fly to thier destination.

The CH-47 Chinook is an advanced multi-mission helicopter that will provide the Indian armed forces with strategic airlift capability across the full spectrum of combat and humanitarian missions. The Indian Air Force has ordered 15 Chinooks and the first four helicopters arrived in February.

The acquisition, which was in the works for several years, is also expected to give a significant boost to infrastructure development along India’s borders given the Chinook has the capability to ferry heavy cargo like road construction equipment over difficult terrain.

The IAF had placed the order in 2015 along with 22 Apache attack helicopters. The Chinooks can carry goods and cargo of up to 9.6 tonnes each.  Read More

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