Boeing delivers first next-gen Chinook to SOCOM

By Jaspreet Gill / September 1, 2020 at 1:23 PM

Boeing has delivered the first MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopter on time to U.S. Special Operations Command, the company announced today in a press release.

The announcement comes after Boeing in July secured a $265 million contract for nine additional MH-47G Block II helicopters for Army Special Operations Aviation Command. The company is on contract for 23 more next-generation Chinooks.

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