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Boeing Gets $81M MH-47G Special Operations Helicopter Delivery Order

Boeing Gets $81M MH-47G Special Operations Helicopter Delivery Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing Gets $81M MH-47G Special Operations Helicopter Delivery Order - top government contractors - best government contracting eventBoeing has received an $80.7 million order to build and deliver four MH-47G Chinook  rotary-wing helicopters to the U.S. Special Operations Command.

SOCOM issued the delivery order to address an “urgent” requirement to sustain special operations forces’ heavy-assault, rotary-wing platform and address impacts of an increased SOF operational demand, the Defense Department said Thursday.

The command will obligate $33.7 million in fiscal 2018 procurement funds at the time of award along with $47 million in fiscal 2018 U.S. Army aircraft procurement funds.

Production of the helicopters will take place in Ridley Park, Pa.

Boeing delivered the first MH-47G configured unit to the Army Special Operations Aviation Command in September 2014 and the company said the platform includes a digital flight control system, monolithic machined-frames and an air transportability function.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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