Chinook upgrade headed for Army chopping block

March 15, 2019 at 11:55 AM
In a show of strict commitment to the Army's six modernization priorities, the service is ending the next-generation Block II upgrade program for the Chinook cargo helicopter after fiscal year 2020, according to the service's under secretary. The Army had planned to upgrade more than 500 CH-47 cargo helicopters, expected to bring "another two decades of work" to Boeing's Philadelphia facility, the contractor said in July 2017. Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced the decision to stop the Block II...

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