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SOFIC 2018: Special Ops Chinook contract coming soon

27th May 2018 - 14:00 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Tampa, Florida


In June, the US Army will move forward with plans to acquire Block II MH-47G Chinook helicopters for its special operations forces. The service though, is also asking industry to keep an eye out for additional ways to cut the aircraft's weight.

During the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, army LTC Robert Klarenbach — the product manager for the MH-47G — provided industry with an update on plans to modernize its SOF aircraft fleet. 

By next month, Klarenbach expects the army to issue Boeing a contract to buy the first line of Block II MH-47G

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Ashley Roque


Ashley Roque

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

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