Tag: CH-47F

Turkey Reportedly Hoarding Spare F-16 Parts As It Faces Sanctions Over S-400 Purchases

Turkey has reportedly been stockpiling spare parts for its F-16 Viper fighter jets in order to head off possible U.S. sanctions after it takes delivery of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems, which the country’s President Recep Erdogan says is set to happen within days. The purchase has already put Turkey on a path to get kicked out of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program completely and it could potentially impact other U.S.-Turkish defense cooperation in the future.

Boeing To Flight Test CH-47 With Same Monster Engines Found On Sikorsky’s New CH-53K

Boeing says that it will begin flight tests of a CH-47 Chinook equipped with two more powerful General Electric T408 engines, the same ones that the U.S. Marine Corps’ future Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallions will use. The announcement comes amid a series of new delays in the troubled King Stallion program and a Congressionally mandated review of whether an alternative helicopter, such as the Chinook, might be able to meet Marine requirements instead.