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US SF and Boeing ink Block II Chinook deal

29th June 2018 - 15:03 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC

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As expected, the US Army has brought forward the acquisition of new MH-47G Block II Chinooks for its SF and has inked an initial deal with Boeing. 

Boeing will build four new aircraft under the $80.7 million deal, the first step toward a full contract award later this year.

'This action is required to satisfy an urgent need to sustain US Special Operations Forces heavy assault, rotary- wing aircraft and to mitigate the impact of the MH-47G aircraft availability in light of increased SOF operational demands,' the Pentagon wrote in a brief announcement. 

For the army's remanufactured (reman)

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Ashley Roque joined Shephard Media in January 2018 as its North American Editor, based in …

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