Special Operations Helicopters for US Special Forces

Issue: 7 / 2019

The US Special Operations Command has awarded Boeing a $194.2 million delivery order modification to procure six renew-build and one new-build MH-47G rotary-wing aircraft. The MH-47G is the special operations variant of Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook multi-role, heavy-lift helicopter used by the US Army Special Operations Aviation Command. The CH-47F/MH- 47G modernisation programme includes a mix of remanufactured and new aircraft, will help the aircraft remain in the US Army fleet at least through the 2030s. The current modification will sustain US Special Operations Forces (SOF) heavy assault, rotary-wing aircraft and mitigate the impact of the MH-47G aircraft availability in light of increased SOF operational demands.