- The Pentagon awarded Boeing a contract for MH-47G EMD aircraft
- Deliveries start in 2021
The Pentagon recently awarded Boeing a pair of contracts for MH-47G Chinook Block II aircraft and parts.
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) on 12 June awarded Boeing a USD194 million cost-plus-fixed-fee type delivery order modification under a current contract to procure six renew-build and one new-build MH-47Gs. Boeing spokesperson Andrew Africk said on 14 June that renew-build aircraft are similar to remanufactured in that many parts will be new, but other parts will be cleaned and restored to a like-new condition.
The Pentagon said in its announcement that this contract award was required to sustain special operations forces heavy assault and rotary-wing aircraft and to mitigate the effect of the MH-47G aircraft availability in light of increased operational demands.
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