by The Chicago Times Business Staff
November 28, 2021
CHICAGO — Boeing announced on November 24th that it has been awarded a $246.48 million contract to build six more MH-47G Block II Chinooks for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.
According to Boeing, the delivery of these aircraft is set to begin in 2023. With this new order, Boeing is now under contract for 30 MH-47G Block II Chinooks, four of which have already been delivered.
These aircraft will be the first to feature the new Active Parallel Actuator Subsystem (APAS), a mission system that assists pilots in performing more difficult maneuvers while also improving flight safety and reliability.
The MH-47G Block II Chinook also has improved structural and weight-saving initiatives, such as new lighter-weight fuel pods, which improve performance and efficiency.