US aerospace and defense giant Boeing announced it recently signed a $265 million contract to deliver nine more MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters for the US Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC).
The company said it was now on contract for 24 of the next-generation Chinooks.
The MH-47G Block II Chinook features an improved structure and weight reduction initiatives like new lighter weight fuel pods that increase performance, efficiency, and commonality across the fleet. The new Chinooks will give the Army significantly more capability for extremely challenging missions.
“The G-Model is a critical asset for the Army, our nation, and the defense industrial base,” said Andy Builta, vice president and H-47 program manager. “We’re honored that the Army’s special operators trust us to deliver it.”
Boeing has more than 4,600 Boeing employees in Pennsylvania supporting H-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey, MH-139A Grey Wolf Grey Wolf and a number of services and engineering efforts.