Boeing has won a $80.7 million worth contract to supply four new build MH-47G rotary wing aircraft to the US Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOC), the Department of defense announced Thursday.
According to the release, an urgent need to sustain U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) heavy assault, rotary wing aircraft is required and to mitigate the impact of the MH-47G aircraft availability in light of increased SOF operational demands.
This delivery order is a non-competitive award in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1, the statement says.
Fiscal 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $33,729,096; and fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement, Army (APA) funds in the amount of $47,000,000 shall be obligated at time of award. A majority of the work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, it added.
The Boeing MH-47G is a special operations variant of the CH-47 Chinook multi-role, heavy-lift helicopter, used in heavy-lift missions such as the transportation of troops, ammunition, vehicles, equipment, fuel and supplies, as well as civil and humanitarian relief missions.