Iowa Army National Guard: New Aircrafts Introduced

181146_10150863700842015_1350326334_nOn July 9th 2013, the Iowa Army National Guard will introduce two new models of aircraft to the public at the Army Aviation Support Facility-Davenport (AASF-Davenport), 9650 Harrison St., Davenport on
from 5 to 7 p.m.

Residents can come learn about the Iowa National Guard’s newest helicopters, the upgraded CH-47F Chinook and the UH-72A Lakota, and meet the Soldiers who fly, maintain, and refuel these aircraft.

Built by Boeing since the early 1960s, the latest CH-47F Chinook features a new digital cockpit and enhanced communications and navigation equipment for improved situational awareness, mission performance, and survivability. Airframe structural modifications reduce vibrations, which lowers operation and support costs and improves crew endurance. Other airframe modifications reduce by approximately 60 percent the time required for aircraft tear-down and build-up for long-distance transportation by ship, rail, ground, or cargo aircraft.