Defense

U.S. Military Particular Operations awards contract to Boeing for 9 MH-47G helicopters


The U.S. Division of Protection and Boeing introduced on Friday an settlement price about $265 million for 9 extra MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters that workers in its Philadelphia plant will assemble for the U.S. Military Particular Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC).

“The Boeing Co, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $265,022,000 firm-fixed-price, supply order contract modification (P00001) to contract H92241-19-F-0091 for the procurement of 9 MH-47G Chinook plane in help of U.S. Particular Operations Command (USSOCOM),” the DoD stated in an announcement.

Boeing is now on contract for 24 of the next-generation Chinooks. The MH-47G Block II Chinook options an improved construction and weight discount initiatives like new lighter weight gasoline pods that enhance efficiency, effectivity, and commonality throughout the fleet.

The brand new Chinooks will give the Military considerably extra functionality for terribly difficult missions, in line with an organization information launch.

“The G-Mannequin is a essential asset for the Military, our nation, and the protection industrial base,” stated Andy Builta, vp and H-47 program supervisor. “We’re honored that the Military’s particular operators belief us to ship it.”

In 2019, U.S. Particular Operations Command has contracted Boeing to offer six renew-build and one new-build MH-47G Chinook helicopters.

Boeing has greater than 4,600 Boeing workers in Pennsylvania supporting H-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey, MH-139A Gray Wolf and quite a few providers and engineering efforts. Boeing’s presence, together with suppliers and distributors, helps an estimated 16,000 complete jobs in Pennsylvania.