Boeing’s CH-47F produced for Turkish Land Forces made its maiden flight yesterday.
Turkey’s procurement and military officials said they expect the first deliveries of the CH-47F heavy transport helicopters soon.
One procurement official said the platform made its maiden flight recently at Boeing’s Philadelphia facilities.
“After further test flights we’ll start receiving the first CH-47Fs, which should be later this year,” he said.
A military official confirmed the helicopters, also known as the “Chinook,” would be part of the army’s operational planning later this year.