Boeing To Build Additional MH-47G Chinook Choppers For US Special Operations Command

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Boeing To Build Additional MH-47G Chinook Choppers For US Special Operations Command
Boeing MH-47 Chinook helicopter (image: American Special Ops)

Boeing has won a $194 million modification contract to renew-build six MH-47 Chinook helicopters and new-build another, for US Special Operations Command.  

The helicopters are required to sustain US Special Operations Forces (SOF) heavy assault, rotary wing aircraft and to mitigate the impact of the MH-47G aircraft availability in light of increased SOF operational demands, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.

The Boeing MH-47G chopper 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. The MH-47G configuration incorporates a number of production improvements to include the digital advanced flight control system, more robust, improved monolithic machined-frames, and improved air transportability.

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