Boeing has secured a $265 million deal to supply nine additional MH-47G Block II Chinooks for the US Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC).

This brings the total number of MH-47G Block IIs on contract to 24, says Boeing. It adds that USASOAC will receive its first example this year.

MH-47G Block II Chinook

Source: Boeing

The MH-47G Block II Chinook offers a number of upgrades

“The G-model is a critical asset for the army, our nation, and the defence industrial base,” says Andy Builta, vice-president and H-47 programme manager. “We’re honoured that the army’s special operators trust us to deliver it.”

The MH-47G Block II features several enhancements, such as an improved structure, reduced weight, updated rotor blades and a new drivetrain.