The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has placed an order for nine MH—47G Chinook helicopter from Boeing for $265 million.
“The Boeing Co, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $265,022,000 firm-fixed-price, delivery order contract modification (P00001) to contract H92241-19-F-0091 for the procurement of nine MH-47G Chinook aircraft in support of USSOCOM,” the Pentagon said in a statement Friday.
The majority of the contract work will be performed in Ridley Park and is expected to be completed February 2023.
In June, the company won a $194 million deal to renew-build six MH-47 Chinook helicopters and new-build another.
Boeing is 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 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.