McCarthy: Army trying to help Boeing keep Chinook line open

By Jaspreet Gill / June 21, 2019 at 10:53 AM
Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy told reporters this week the service is in "very firm talks" with the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates to purchase additional Boeing-made CH-47F Block II aircraft. The move comes as the Army seeks to cancel the Block II upgrade program for the Chinook cargo helicopter after fiscal year 2020, which has been met with mixed reactions from the House and Senate defense committees. While House authorizers and appropriators restored the $28 million for the...

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