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Boeing awarded $27M contract for Preparation of Block 2 MH-47G

Boeing awarded $27M contract for Preparation of Block 2 MH-47G

Boeing Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $26,999,498 task order for a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for non-recurring engineering effort to prepare to manufacture Block 2 MH-47G aircraft.  The Block 2 MH-47G renew will be accomplished by incorporating new, salvaged, reworked or recapped government furnished equipment or contractor furnished equipment components into an upgraded airframe for… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Jul-17

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics has successfully completed a cooperation project launched together with the United States Armed Forces. Under the project, FL Technics provided support services as well as secured appropriate conditions for the maintenance of heavy-lift helicopters CH-47 Chinook conducted by the U.S. Army 160th SOAR (A). The U.S. Armed Forces chose Lithuania as its base… Read more »

Source: FL Technics, 07-Jun-16

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US Special Forces facing pilot shortage

US Special Forces facing pilot shortage

US Special Operations Command is trying to expand its aviation forces, especially the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which only has 75% of the pilots it is supposed to have.  (see full story)

Source: Strategy Page, 02-Nov-12

Rockwell Collins inks US Army special ops avionics support contract

Rockwell Collins inks US Army special ops avionics support contract

A $17.2 million contract renewal will allow Rockwell Collins to build on its track record of providing 100 percent availability of helicopter cockpit replacement parts for its Common Avionics Architecture System for the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). “The overall goal of this program is to assist the 160th SOAR in reducing… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 10-Apr-12

Raytheon awarded $21M Electro-Optical Sensor System for special forces MH-47G and MH-60M

Raytheon awarded $21M Electro-Optical Sensor System for special forces MH-47G and MH-60M

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $21,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92241-11-D-0006) for production of the AN/ZSQ-2 (V1 Assault) and AN/ZSQ-2 (V2 Attack), Electro-Optical Sensor System for the MH-47G and MH-60M aircraft assigned to the Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell, Ky., in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Technology Applications Contracting Office. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Aug-11

Two new MH-60M Black Hawks delivered to 160th SOAR

Two new MH-60M Black Hawks delivered to 160th SOAR

The first shipment of the newest line of special operations helicopters were recently delivered to the Night Stalkers. Two of the long-awaited MH-60M Blackhawks were flown in to Fort Campbell from the Special Operations Forces Supply Activity (SOFSA) facility in Richmond, Ky., to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Feb. 1, much to the… Read more »

Source: US Army Special Ops, 17-Feb-11

US military test Boeing A160 Hummingbird in Belize

US military test Boeing A160 Hummingbird in Belize

The Boeing A160T Hummingbird was photographed in Belize, where it was test flying a tree-penetrating Darpa radar called FORESTER. Locals were given a heads-up thanks to a press release from the U.S. Embassy.

Source: Wired, 10-Aug-10