U.S. Army continues to modernise heavy-lift helicopter fleet with order for two more Boeing CH-47F Block II Chinooks

The CH-47F Block II during first flight ©Fred Troilo

The U.S. Army is continuing the modernisation of its heavy-lift helicopter fleet with an order for two more Boeing CH-47F Block II Chinooks and long lead funding for additional aircraft.

Last year, the Army awarded Boeing a US$136 million contract for the first four CH-47F Block II aircraft, which began production in April 2022. The Lot 2 order valued at US$63 million brings the total number of aircraft under contract to six. The separate Lot 3 advance procurement contract is valued at US$29 million.

Boeing’s H-47 Chinook Block II expands upon 60 years of partnership with the U.S. Army. During that time, Boeing has delivered over 1,000 Chinooks to the U.S. Army, continuously modernising the helicopter to meet evolving needs. The U.S. Army and 19 allied countries around the globe rely on the Chinook for its multi-mission capabilities including equipment and troop transport, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (£1.00 = US$ 1.15 at time of publication)

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