Friday, July 10, 2009

Chinook HC3 flies... at last!

One of the most ridiculous cock-ups of the MOD was the procurement of 8 Chinook HC3s in 2002 which then couldn't be flown because the flight software could not be certified and thus became rather large ornaments. Now work is being carried out to get the helicopters usable by, basically, reverting them back in some ways to HC2 standard by replacing the avionics. The first conversion has finally taken to the air and it is hoped all 8 will be in service finally by the end of next year.

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