C5 Galaxy cargo plane carries Chinook helicopters from U.S. to Australia

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U.S: Two CH-47H Chinook helicopters were loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy cargo plane and flown nearly 10,000 miles to Australia, the U.S. Air Force said on Monday. The delivery, from Dover Air Force Base, Del., to Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville in northeastern Australia, was the first two of of four Boeing-built heavy lift helicopters and related equipment sold to the Australia’s Defense Department in a $259 million deal announced in April. A U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency announcement at the time said the sale “will improve Australia’s capability to meet current and future threats, increase operational capabilities, strengthen its homeland defense and promote military cooperation.” (UPI)

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