Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots have started training to operate the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters, an official said on Tuesday. Currently, four pilots and four flight engineers have been training on Chinook choppers at Delaware in the US since Monday. The chopper is set to be inducted into the IAF soon and is expected to give a boost to IAF operations as the heavy-lift chopper can carry arms and ammunition as well as close to 300 troops at a time.
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Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on the occasion of 86th anniversary of Air Force had said that technologically evolving over eight decades, the acquisition of 36 French `Rafale’ fighter aircraft, S-400 missile systems from Russia, Apache attack helicopters and Chinook Heavy Lift helicopters from the US will add to the capability of Air Force. Induction of the Chinook helicopter will be a boost to the nation’s heavy heli-lift capability.
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