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SOCOM Takes in Boeing Block II Chinook Helicopter

MH-47G Block II Chinook
MH-47G Block II Chinook

U.S. Special Operations Command has received an MH-47G Block II Chinook from Boeing, the first of 24 modernized heavy-lift military helicopters the company is contracted to deliver.

More than 4,600 workers support production and engineering of military aircraft platforms such as Chinook at a company facility in Pennsylvania, Boeing said Tuesday.

Andy Builta, a Boeing vice president at manager of its H-47 program, said the MH-47G variant is designed to help special operations forces perform missions.

The Block II configuration features an updated rotor blade, fuel tank, drivetrain and fuselage.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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