Boeing has received a US$139.8 million
contract to provide four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to
the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.
The MH-47G Chinook helicopters, the special
operations variant, mark the start of a Block II production run expected
to extend into the late 2020s.
The aircraft will be the first to feature Block
II upgrades that will eventually be incorporated across the U.S.
H-47 Chinook fleet.
Army uses the MH-47G for some of its most difficult and
challenging missions,” said Pat Donnelly, director, H-47 Domestic
and Foreign Military Sale Programs. “By incorporating key Block II
features we significantly extend the service life, enhance performance, and maintain Chinook’s position as the world’s
preeminent special operations helicopter.”
The U.S. Army has 69 MH-47G
Chinook helicopters. Concurrent with the MH-47G enhancements,
Boeing is also developing a Block II configuration for the U.S. Army
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