Boeing to Support Development of UK's FMS H-47 Rotorcraft

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Boeing to Support Development of UK's FMS H-47 Rotorcraft
RAF CH-47 Chinook helicopter @UK MoD

Boeing has won $68M to develop H-47 Extended Range (ER) rotary wing aircraft for the United Kingdom.

“The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (H9224121F0075), was awarded a $68,155,223 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order under contract H92241-18-D-0002 for design and manufacturer development and support efforts (Phase 2) for the United Kingdom FMS H-47 Extended Range (ER) rotary wing aircraft required to satisfy the United Kingdom’s requirement for heavy assault, rotary wing aircraft in accordance with the Letter of Acceptance UK-B-WTJ approved on March 25, 2021,” the Pentagon said in a statement today.

The company was awarded $578 million in June this year to deliver 14 new extended-range Chinook heavy-lift helicopters to the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). The UK will be the first international operator of a Block II Chinook. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2026.

Boeing to Support Development of UK's FMS H-47 Rotorcraft
RAF CH-47 Chinook helicopter @UK MoD
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