The Army's new MH-47G special ops helos have been supporting troops in Afghanistan since March. The Army's 160th Special Operational Aviation Regiment deployed the new Boeing-made tandem rotor aircraft. The regiment's spokeswoman declined to state how many have been sent forward for service. In the first 75 days of operations there, the aircraft executed more than 460 flight hours. Its readiness rate exceeds 97%. The G-model is based on the Chinook airframe, with a new cockpit and selected ...

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