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Boeing Delivers First SOCOM Next-Gen Chinook

Boeing recently delivered the first next-generation MH-47G Block II Chinook to US Army Special Operations. [© Boeing]
US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) takes delivery of the first Boeing MH-47G Block II Next-Gen Chinook helicopter on time.

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Press Release, Philadelphia, 01 September 2020: Boeing is delivering new technologies and performance improvements to US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with the Block II Chinook helicopter. Boeing’s Philadelphia team recently delivered the first MH-47G Block II Chinook to SOCOM on time.

“This delivery marks a major step for the Chinook programme,” said Andy Builta, vice president and H-47 program manager. “The new Chinook will give US Special Operations Forces significantly more capability for extremely challenging missions and will enable them to conduct those missions on the future battlefield.”

01 September, Boeing celebrated the delivery of the first MH-47G Block II Chinook with a ceremony at the Chinook factory in Philadelphia [© Boeing]
01 September, Boeing celebrated the delivery of the first MH-47G Block II Chinook with a ceremony at the Chinook factory in Philadelphia [© Boeing]

The company is on contract for 23 more MH-47G Block II Chinooks, having signed a contract with SOCOM in July. Boeing has more than 4,600 employees in Pennsylvania supporting Chinook, the V-22 Osprey, MH-139A Grey Wolf and a number of services and engineering efforts. Including suppliers and vendors, Boeing’s activities support an estimated 16,000 jobs in Pennsylvania.

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