In recent flight tests, SB>1 Defiant exceeded the 230kt FLRAA speed requirement set by the US Army.
The Lifesaver - 40 Years of the Chinook in the UK
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The Boeing CH-47 Chinook has supported British forces for 40 years, proving its operational versatility over numerous campaigns.
In Afghanistan, the Chinook’s versatility was again proven through the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) mission, flying casualties from battlefield to hospital.
The Chinook’s speed and capacity were crucial to its success in the MERT role.
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The Chinook has served in every RAF campaign of the past 40 years. But in Afghanistan, it faced greater pressure than ever before.