The US State Department has approved a request from the Netherlands covering the acquisition of 17 Boeing CH-47F Chinooks.

Worth an estimated cost of $1.05 billion, the potential deal also includes 46 Honeywell T55 engines, spare parts, training and logistical support.

Dutch Chinook


No delivery timeline has been given, but the State Department says the new tandem-rotor helicopters will “supplement and eventually replace” the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s “aging fleet” of CH-47s.

Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database records the service as possessing an active inventory of 11 D-model Chinooks with an average age of 32 years, alongside six newer F-models.