Tuesday, September 12, 2017

UK in talks to buy MH-47G

via Shepard Media.
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is in talks with the US Army in relation to standing up a new variant of the Chinook, a senior military officer revealed at DSEI 2017 in London.
The UK RAF currently operates the HC2/2A/3 versions of the Chinook. The MoD official confirmed that while the US does not currently export the model, the two countries are currently in discussion regarding the MH-47G.
The G model is currently operated by the US Army 160th SOAR special operations aviation regiment; the most recent of the 61 re-manufactured aircraft were delivered to the US Army last year.
Although it is still early in the negotiations, the official did state that the G-Model was an ‘aspiration’ aircraft to bring into the UK inventory.
Despite the early nature of the talks, an aircraft quantity could be anything from a dozen to 14 aircraft.
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