Boeing to Deliver 6 More MH-47G Block II Chinook Helicopters to U.S. Army

MH-47G Block II Chinook Helicopter

Boeing has extended its partnership with the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) with an order for six additional MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters. The award, valued at $195 million, brings the total number of MH-47G Block II aircraft under contract with the USASOAC to 36.

The upgraded MH-47G Block II Chinook features improved structure and weight reduction initiatives that increase the aircraft’s performance and efficiency, allowing for extended lift and range.

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“We’re answering the USASOAC’s call to modernise its fleet of heavy-lift helicopters,” said Andy Builta vice president, Cargo programmes and H-47 programme manager. “With this upgrade, new advances in technology enable the proven Chinook to meet evolving threats and ever-changing mission requirements.”

Boeing has delivered five MH-47G Block II aircraft to date. Deliveries of the new order are scheduled to begin in 2024, with production to primarily take place at Boeing’s Philadelphia site.

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The H-47 Chinook programme supports more than 20,000 jobs and 360 suppliers in 40 states, and is relied on by the U.S. Army and 19 countries around the globe. Supporting a global fleet of more than 950 aircraft, Boeing continues to deliver unrivaled production, maintenance and sustainment cost efficiencies.

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