U.K. RAF Secures Funding to Upgrade Chinook Fleet

Funding has been approved to upgrade the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) entire fleet of 48 Chinook HC.2/2A/3 medium-lift transport helicopters under "Project Julius." This upgrade will now bring the entire RAF Chinook fleet up to a "glass cockpit" standard, incorporating a nose-mounted forward looking infrared (FLIR) system. The first two aircraft should be available towards the end of 2011 with an initial operational capability (IOC) shortly after. The 48 aircraft are due to have...
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