$175.3M in H-47 Chinook-Related Delivery Orders

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SOCOM’s MH-47E Chinook The H-47 Chinook served in Vietnam, and modern versions of that aircraft are set to be the US Army’s medium-lift helicopter into the 2030s. As recent articles covering Australia’s CH-47 upgrades, and Canada’s lack of helicopter support in Afghanistan have noted, the Chinook has proven particularly useful in the high altitudes and temperatures of Afghanistan, which limit the usefulness of traditional platforms like the US Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. MH-47 Special Forces Chinooks have also seen extensive employment in Afghanistan’s “commando Olympics.” Commitment costs, of course, and so a pair of recent delivery orders illustrate some of the ongoing contracts that keep America’s H-47 Chinook fleet going. Ch-47D Chinook(click to view full) Honeywell International Inc. in Tempe, AZ received the full delivery order amount of $75 million on a firm-fixed-price contract for the commercial maintenance and overhaul of the CH-47D Chinook’s T55-GA-714A engine and its components. Work will be performed in Greer, SC (90%), and Tempe, AZ (10%), and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2009. This was a sole source contract initiated on May 4, 2004 by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL (W58RGZ-04-D-0215). Boeing Military Aircraft and […]

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