Restock: MH-47G Chinook – 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) ‘Night Stalkers’ Edition
The Boeing MH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, heavy-lift helicopter. They are operated by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), or ‘Night Stalkers’. These helicopters are flown in the heavy assault role, which includes insertion and extraction of Special Operations forces. This ‘G’ variant, also known as “Golf”, is the most current and sophisticated MH-47 currently in service.
The MH-47G features numerous upgrades that sets it apart from the other variants. The cockpit is full-glass and digital to make it compatible with night vision goggles. Sensors on the helicopter include a forward-looking infrared and electro-optical camera, multi-mode radar with terrain-following, and weather detection modes. This helicopter also comes equipped with sufficient amounts of communication gear, defensive systems, extraction and insertion gear, and a large fuel tank for longer flights. This crucial equipment is to provide the maximum support for soldiers and ensure the success of the mission.