Boeing has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to produce 12 new CH-47F Chinooks for the Egyptian Air Force in a $426 million foreign military sale with deliveries expected to begin in 2026.
With the contract, Egypt will replace its fleet of CH-47D aircraft with the modern F model, and benefit from its advanced multi-mission capabilities.
Ken Eland, Vice President and H-47 program manager, said: “The F-model aircraft will enhance Egypt’s Chinook capabilities and help effectively accomplish its heavy-lift objectives. Boeing’s partnership with the Egyptian Air Force remains strong as we continue to work together to modernize their fleet.”
Vince Logsdon, Vice President, Boeing International Business Development, commented: “Boeing is committed to supporting the defense modernization mission of the Egyptian armed forces and ensuring the best capability for Egypt’s national defense and security.”
The CH-47F is an advanced multi-mission helicopter for the U.S. Army and international defense forces. It features a fully integrated, digital cockpit management system, Common Avionics Architecture System cockpit and advanced cargo-handling capabilities complementing the aircraft’s mission performance and handling characteristics.