to today’s company report, U.S. Special Operations Command got its first MH-47G
Block 11 Chinook from Boeing on time.
helicopter pilots are jealous of the technology on special operations
Chinook. Many of the 61 MH-47G helicopter airframes dated from the 1960s, ’70s,
and ’80s, and the MH-47 is heavier than the Chinooks in the active Army
component required mission equipment added to the airframe as per requirement.
A special operations Chinook weighs around 54,000 pounds, and a conventional
Chinook weighs 50,000 pounds.
Builta, Boeing’s H-47 program manager, said, “This delivery marks a major step
for the Chinook program,”
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.”