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Chinook Block II

Chinook Block II

The next-generation solution for tomorrow’s heavy-lift missions

The Ready, Relevant Solution

To safely and effectively accomplish critical future missions, soldiers must have next-generation heavy-lift capabilities. H-47 Chinook Block II is the only way to rapidly and affordably achieve that goal.

Boeing’s H-47 Chinook Block II is powered by cutting-edge technologies to lift more throughout the envelope – especially in high, hot operating conditions – all of which enable soldiers to meet tomorrow’s heavy-lift mission requirements. Not only does Block II improve readiness for the U.S. Army and Special Operations warfighters, it also limits future sustainment costs and ensures that the Chinook fleet will be available to serve for decades to come.

The program also supports an essential industrial base, allowing key suppliers within the aerospace sector to remain productive while safeguarding American jobs. With more than 950 Chinooks in 20 countries, the program continues to deliver unrivaled production, maintenance and sustainment cost efficiencies.

Next-Generation Technologies for Tomorrow’s Missions

Chinook Block II combines new technologies, including the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade, redesigned fuel tanks, a strengthened fuselage, and an improved drivetrain – all aimed at increasing lift capability. With these technological advancements, Chinook Block II will provide commonality across the fleet and enable our soldiers to return home safely for decades.

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Supporting the Industrial Base

The H-47 Chinook program supports more than 20,000 jobs and 360 suppliers in 40 states, and is relied on by the U.S. Army and 19 other countries around the globe. Chinook Block II production will leverage and strengthen our manufacturing base which will guarantee timely support to both the production line and our soldiers in the field.  It will ultimately enable our troops to get to where they’re needed, when they’re needed, and get them out of danger when their job is done.

Please act now to keep delivering next-generation Chinook helicopters to U.S. soldiers. Join our advocacy community today by clicking on the Watch U.S. Fly banner below and support the Chinook Block II program.