Morocco to receive three Chinook helicopters next month | DefenceWeb

A CH-47 Chinook in Afghanistan. Photo: ISAF.

A CH-47 Chinook in Afghanistan. Photo: ISAF.

DefenceWeb reporter Oscar Nkala writes on the delivery of three refurbished ex-US Army Chinook helicopters to Morocco:

The United States Security Assistance Command (USASAC) says it has dispatched three refurbished ex-US Army CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters to the Moroccan military, which will arrive in Morocco next month.

The transfer follows the completion of a seven month refurbishment. The work was done by US maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Columbia Helicopters at its facility which is located at the Aurora State Airport in the State of Oregon…

US Africa Command division chief of Regional Operations at USASAC Scott Huther said “Three very capable aircraft are being provided under budget to the Moroccans. Providing these helicopters will enable Morocco to use them for a variety of purposes and have inter-operability with the U.S. military and its equipment in future missions.” [full story]

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