BFBS have run a great series of reports this week focussing on helicopters in Afghanistan.
Task Force Jaguar provides ‘combat aviation support’ for ISAF forces in Southern Afghanistan.
You can also see plenty of evidence of the RUBB Shelters I covered earlier this week
A few questions on helicopters…
Accepting the move of Merlin to CHF and all things being equal, does anyone think Merlin is a bit of an odd one out and would more Chinook have been preferable?
Does the Lynx Mk9a have a viable role after Afghanistan and the introduction of Wildcat?
How will we afford upgrading the AH64′s, what’s going to have to give?
If an Apache is 100, what number would an armed Wildcat be, or maybe an armed King Air 350?
Compare costs in the above scenario
Sol at SNAFU has been covering this series as well if you want to pop over for additional comments