I was reading about the RAF’s HC5’s earlier this week (aka, the Worlds Most Expensive Chinooks TM) comparing them to the US MH-47G Special Operations Chinook’s and one thing that struck me as a large difference was the Raytheon APQ-174/186 Multi-Mode Radar (MMR) called silent Knight that supports low level day/night flying.[tabs] [tab title=”MH-47G 1″]
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Now the RAF’s Chinook’s are in the Project JULIUS configuration is there an opportunity to start planning for the next set of improvements for this valuable and uncommon capability?
Whilst we are thinking, how about adding an IFR probe and working up the A400M air to air refuelling capability following a nice letter to the good chaps at AirTanker.