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RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by flybeboy » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:58 pm

16x chinooks s ordered for raf. To replace pumps in 2025 ish older Chinook to be upgraded to

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Re: Ra f to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Mike » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:09 pm

I get the first bit (presuming it means RAF), but what does this mean? :-
flybeboy wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:58 pm
To replace pumps in 2025 ish older Chinook to be upgraded to
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Re: Ra f to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Kurnass » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:14 pm

Suppose it means Puma’s to be replaced and older Chinooks to be upgraded.

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Re: Ra f to get another 16x chinooks

Post by David Thompson » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:23 pm

Some details here with thanks to TomMc ; http://dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/uk_18-40.pdf .
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Re: Ra f to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Mike » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:30 pm

Kurnass wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:14 pm
Suppose it means Puma’s to be replaced and older Chinooks to be upgraded.
Ah, Pumas! Now we're getting somewhere, thanks for that.

David, that link isn't working for me. :)

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Re: Ra f to get another 16x chinooks

Post by David Thompson » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:54 pm

Another link , same story and source ; http://dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/united ... ccessories .
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Re: Ra f to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Agent K » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:04 pm

flybeboy wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:58 pm
16x chinooks s ordered for raf. To replace pumps in 2025 ish older Chinook to be upgraded to
What is the Chinook S? What is a Pump? And the older Chinooks to be upgraded to? To what????

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Re: Ra f to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Ghost from above » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:12 pm

I take it the upgrades are the 2017 start of the replacment of the flight control software on the Chinook Mk.3 special forces helicopters, a mere 16 years after bungled attempts to use its own software without involving manufacturer Boeing.Fleetlands were
Due to carry out work but in an argument on costs Boeing took it in house as part of Project Julius, which is the name of Boeing's contract to rip out their cockpits and replace them with the new Digital Automatic Flight Control System (DAFCS).This will bring them up to the Mk5 standard
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Re: Ra f to get another 16x chinooks

Post by TonyO » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:57 am

Plan is for up to 16 Chinooks to replace some of the older models in the UK fleet under Capability Sustainment Program. Likely to be configured like MH-47G.

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Re: Ra f to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Dazza37 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:36 am

Who, or what, is the 'R af', and also, the 'raf'?

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Re: RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:52 am

I suspect the original poster typed the message on a phone perhaps?

As for the HC.3s they were upgraded to HC.5s under project Julius, and were the last to follow the HC.2/2As into that conversion line IIRC.


Having been stored after that bungled fiasco I seem to recall them being rebuilt after storage about 9 years ago....

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Re: RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Contrail1958 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:52 pm

So where do the Puma's come in ? Or is there pumps to be replaced in stored assets ?

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Re: RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:03 pm

The Pumas will be replaced. The reference to pumps is clearly a typo.

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Re: RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by paddyboy » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:12 pm

Is it only me (thick and thick-skinned) who is starting to detect more than a whiff of 'UKAR' syndrome on FC :'(
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Re: RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Blue Diamond » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:25 pm

paddyboy wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Is it only me (thick and thick-skinned) who is starting to detect more than a whiff of 'UKAR' syndrome on FC :'(
Not just you paddyboy. On every forum there are those who relish picking up on typos even when it’s blatantly obvious what the OP intended to post
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Re: RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:34 pm

Given that the owner of UKAR has started too, if not already passed over control of it to others who are mods on it due to increasing health issues (Kidney transplant apparently needed within a couple of years) I'm not surprised.

Indeed all the forums have gone down a slippery slope in the last few years....

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Re: RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by TonyO » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:20 am

Blue Diamond wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:25 pm
paddyboy wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Is it only me (thick and thick-skinned) who is starting to detect more than a whiff of 'UKAR' syndrome on FC :'(
Not just you paddyboy. On every forum there are those who relish picking up on typos even when it’s blatantly obvious what the OP intended to post
But is it really that difficult for people to review what they have posted and then correct any clearly obvious errors?

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Re: RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Mark » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:26 am

TonyO wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:20 am
Blue Diamond wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:25 pm
paddyboy wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Is it only me (thick and thick-skinned) who is starting to detect more than a whiff of 'UKAR' syndrome on FC :'(
Not just you paddyboy. On every forum there are those who relish picking up on typos even when it’s blatantly obvious what the OP intended to post
But is it really that difficult for people to review what they have posted and then correct any clearly obvious errors?
But is it really that difficult to move on without the usual UKAR need for unnecessary pedantry? We choose Fighter Control to escape that kind of tosspottery...
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Re: RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by Sparts99 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:52 pm

Have to say that while I got the 16 Chinooks ordered, I didn't get the Puma reference at all as I thought they were going before 2025, and I thought 'Chinooks upgraded to' was an unfinished sentence, 'upgraded to...... what? Agree with Tony O, its easy to check what you've written so the post is clear. maybe a link to further info too as others have subsequently posted as with they typos the post has missed a large part of informing readers with details.
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Re: RAF to get another 16x chinooks

Post by PR9 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:33 pm

I thought the Pumas were getting new cabs with the HC2 upgrades? :S
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