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US Army begins process to replace manufactured MH-47G Block 1 Chinooks with Block 2 newbuilds | Jane’s 360
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US Army begins process to replace manufactured MH-47G Block 1 Chinooks with Block 2 newbuilds | Jane’s 360

The US Army is moving ahead with plans to begin replacing its current remanufactured MH-47G Block 1 Chinook special mission helicopters with newbuild Block 2 platforms.

A request for information (RFI) issued by the Aviation Integration Division (AMCOM) on 14 March calls for an initial six newbuild MH-47G Block 2 Chinooks with an option for a further eight helicopters to partially replace the army’s 61 MH-47Gs that were made from remanufactured CH-47D and MH-47D/E airframes.

Fielded by the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), the current MH-47G fleet comprises the 61 remanufactured Block 1 helicopters (62 were delivered – 35 CH-47Ds, 9 MH-47Ds, and 18 MH-47Es – although one was lost on operations in Afghanistan), as well as 8 newbuild MH-47Gs for a total fleet of 69 Block 1 platforms.

Source: US Army begins process to replace manufactured MH-47G Block 1 Chinooks with Block 2 newbuilds | Jane’s 360