A new engine for the CH-47 Chinook will significantly increase the capabilities of the helicopter, allowing it to meet future operational needs head on.
RAF Puma helicopter replacement to be ‘considered’ in defence review
The UK MoD will assess the possibility of finding a successor to the RAF’s Puma HC2 medium support helicopter fleet as part of the forthcoming Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.
A replacement plan has long been expected to form part of RAF modernisation plans owing to the aircraft having a 2025 out of service date, but no firm indications of when a future acquisition will unfold have been forthcoming from the MoD.
‘During the Integrated Review we understand the MoD has considered a number of equipment options, including a possible requirement for a medium aircraft to …
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