India currently has about 15 CH-47 Chinook helicopters. In the last few years, he has been deployed in places like Ladakh and Siachen Glacier. India received its first batch of Chinook helicopters in February 2019. After this, Boeing completed the delivery of 15 more Chinook helicopters to the Indian Air Force in the year 2020.
The US military has grounded its entire fleet of Chinooks helicopters, which have been in combat since the 1960s, over the risk of engine fire. The Wall Street Journal has told in its report that the military has taken such a step out of caution. The action of the US Army has raised question marks on Chinook.
400 Chinooks in the US Army Fleet
According to the report, the grounding of heavy-duty Chinook helicopters could pose logistical challenges for US troops. It depends on how long the order lasts. At present, there are about 400 Chinook helicopters in the US Army fleet.
American media has raised many questions about Chinook. According to the Wall Street Journal, the incidents of fire in Chinook are big. Along with this, there can be many dangers including engine failure of about six decades old helicopter. In view of this, the US Army has taken this decision. Although Chinookhelicopters are included in the fleet of armies of many countries of the world including India, not only America.
Fire incidents in more than 70 Chinooks
According to media reports, one of the officials told that incidents of fire have come to the fore in recent days. The US Army Material Command pulled hundreds of helicopters out of the fleet. US Army officials said that this decision has been taken due to the incidents of fire in the engines of more than 70 Chinook helicopters.
Around 15 Chinook helicopters in India
The Indian Army currently has about 15 CH-47 Chinook helicopters. In the last few years, he has been deployed in places like Ladakh and Siachen Glacier. Here Chinooks have emerged as one of the major military equipment for the Indian Army’s airlift operations.
India got the first batch in 2019
India received its first batch of Chinookhelicopters in February 2019. Boeing completed the delivery of 15 Chinook helicopters to the Indian Air Force in 2020. Officials told the Wall Street Journal that the US military became aware of incidents of engine fires on helicopters, although no one was hurt or killed.