Inside Boeing’s Chinook Modification Center

MILLVILLE, N.J. – You’ve probably heard of “pimp my ride,” but how about trick your Chinook?

At a Boeing facility about an hour southeast of Philadelphia in rural New Jersey that’s exactly what’s going on, minus the chrome.

Here, the company makes the final battle modifications and upgrades to the massive twin-rotor Chinook.

This year 57 aircraft are expected to pass through the facility, which opened in 2010 and delivered its 100th Chinook in June.

Boeing builds the Chinook in Ridley Park, PA, just southwest of Philadelphia. The battle mods used to be done at the individual helicopter squadrons, but were moved here to better streamline the process.

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