The U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command has awarded Boeing a $271M contract to produce six remanufactured MH-47G Block II aircraft as a part of the Army’s modernization efforts.

“The Chinook has been a key player in the special operations domain for many years. USASOAC and international allies have used the unique capabilities of the Chinook to complete the most daring missions around the globe,” said Heather McBryan, vice president and program manager, cargo programs. “With the modernized MH-47G, USASOAC soldiers are well-suited to meet today’s challenging environment.”