The U.S. Military is continuous to modernize its heavy-lift helicopter fleet with an order for 2 extra Boeing CH-47F Block II Chinooks and lengthy lead funding for extra plane. Final yr, the Military awarded Boeing a $136 million contract for the primary 4 CH-47F Block II plane, which started manufacturing in April 2022. The Lot 2 order valued at $63 million brings the full variety of plane below contract to 6. The separate Lot 3 advance procurement contract is valued at $29 million. The CH-47F Block II Chinook is powered by cutting-edge applied sciences — together with redesigned gasoline tanks, a strengthened fuselage and an enhanced drivetrain.

“Modernizing the Chinook for our Military buyer is a precedence,” stated Ken Eland, Boeing vp and H-47 program supervisor. “CH-47F Block II improves readiness, limits future sustainment prices and gives commonality throughout the fleet. We’re devoted to creating CH-47F Block II the best choice for the Military’s heavy raise mission, now and nicely into the long run.”


The CH-47F Block II growth plane are being constructed at Boeing’s Philadelphia manufacturing facility, and scheduled for flight testing starting in 2019. All three plane shall be manufactured on a separate, third lively manufacturing line contained in the H-47 Manufacturing unit. (Photograph by Boeing)

Boeing’s H-47 Chinook Block II expands upon 60 years of partnership with the U.S. Military. Throughout that point, Boeing has delivered over 1,000 Chinooks to the U.S. Military, repeatedly modernizing the helicopter to satisfy evolving wants. Block II improves readiness for the U.S. Military and Particular Operations warfighters, limits future sustainment prices and gives commonality throughout the fleet to make sure that the Chinook fleet shall be obtainable to serve for many years to come back. The U.S. Military and 19 allied nations across the globe depend on the Chinook for its multi-mission capabilities together with gear and troop transport, humanitarian help and catastrophe aid.

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