Boeing’s Philadelphia team recently delivered the first MH-47G Block II Chinook to SOCOM on time.

“This delivery marks a major step for the Chinook program,” said Andy Builta, vice president and H-47 program manager.

“The 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.”

The company is on contract for 23 more MH-47G Block II Chinooks, having signed a contract with SOCOM in July.

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Benjamin Rule
Benjamin Rule
1 year ago

I hope SOCOM are very happy with it.

Would be good to know who SOCOM is without having to search Wikipedia!

Chrisjs
Chrisjs
1 year ago
Reply to  Benjamin Rule

Special operations Command

dan
dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Benjamin Rule

The Nightstalkers.

Herodotus
1 year ago
Reply to  dan

Have the police been informed?

geoff
geoff
1 year ago
Reply to  Benjamin Rule

South Orkney Committee Operating Minesweepers?

Damo
Damo
1 year ago
Reply to  Benjamin Rule

Have you never played computer games lol

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

USA rough men who do bad things to protect the sheeple

Fedaykin
Fedaykin
1 year ago

On a slight side note this is the variant that France is interested in, considering the line is hot and the US has reduced the number ordered this would be an opportunity for the French to slip an order in on the tail of this one.

DaveyB
DaveyB
1 year ago
Reply to  Fedaykin

This is also the version that the RAF will be getting.

geoff
geoff
1 year ago

The Americans are world leaders in developing proven designs and constantly updating. Think of aircraft such as the Chinook,the B52,the Hercules and the two great 1970’s vintage F15 and F16 fighters, all still going strong despite being half a Century plus since conception. Imagine Spitfires still operating in 1995! The only comparable British aircraft I can think of was the Shackelton developed from the Lancaster which also saw service in South Africa

Watcherzero
Watcherzero
1 year ago
Reply to  geoff

Fairey III recon plane, so good in was in service 1917 to 1941 despite the rapid advances in aviation technology!

spyintheskyuk
spyintheskyuk
1 year ago
Reply to  geoff

The Canberra which in much modified form was still operating with NASA in the past decade and was flying with the RAF in its designated role until 2006.

spyintheskyuk
spyintheskyuk
1 year ago
Reply to  spyintheskyuk

…which gave it lifespan of 60 odd years.

Always Right
Always Right
11 months ago
Reply to  geoff

Erm no they’re not Geoff. ” The only comparable British aircraft I can think of was the Shackelton developed from the Lancaster”

Oh and the Harrier, and the Tornado, and the Hawk, and even the damned Hunter… what an idiot. The B-52 is a relic and useless in any 21st full-scale war,