The US Army has awarded a $139.8 million worth contract to Boeing for procurement of four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters, the Department of defense announced Wednesday.
The Boeing MH-47G is a special operations variant of the CH-47 Chinook multi-role, heavy-lift helicopter. It is in service with the US Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOC).
Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2020, the statement says.
Fiscal 2018 other procurement; Department of Defense; and other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $131,142,877 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity, it added.
The MH-47G is 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. The helicopter can conduct long-range missions at low level, in adverse weather conditions during the day / at night.