Boeing today signed a direct commercial sales agreement with the Defence Materiel Organization of the Dutch Ministry of Defence for six new-build CH-47F (NL) Chinook helicopters.
The agreement, which marks the first international sale of the CH-47F, provides for non-recurring development, production and post-delivery aircraft support.
According to the agreement, aircraft deliveries will occur between July 2009 and January 2010.
In addition to the new ACMS cockpit, the aircraft will feature next-generation, improved situational awareness and survivability features, special operations equipment and a modernized airframe.
The RNLAF Chinook fleet serves with the 298 Squadron based at Soesterberg Air Force Base and supports the Dutch Air Mobile Brigade, NATO and United Nations operations.