Tag Helicopters

The Silent Knight Radar

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…

Pocket Gunships

AC-235 Light Gunship

The Jordanian Airbus/ATK/KADBB C295 gunship is a fascinating study in delivering effects for a modest outlay. Jordan has effective armed forces and a growing defence industry, especially the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), but these two developments…

Wildcat Helicopter Carrying FASGW Missiles

Both flavours of FASGW Computer generated image of the Royal Navy’s Wildcat attack helicopter, fitted with next generation precision missiles. The Royal Navy’s new Wildcat attack helicopters are to be fitted with next generation precision missiles thanks to a £90…

Rough Landings in High Seas

Operating helicopters from the deck of naval vessels in poor weather is a significant challenge demanding the highest levels of skill and a number of technologies. Small vessels like frigates, destroyers and offshore patrol vessels represent an even greater challenge,…

Merlin Mk2 and a bit

Only a few weeks after the MoD was lauding the introduction of the all new Merlin Mk2 ahead of schedule and to budget is contract news detailing a £21.4 million contract to Lockheed Martin for modification to their DAS. Modification of…

UNIC Cranes Training

A collection of images from GRR of their latest UNIC mini crane training course in Denmark and some from RAF Odiham in the UK. Three airmen at the helicopter wing of Karup military base in Denmark were trained to use…

How Much!

OK, so we all get defence equipment development is complex, time consuming and expensive but occasionally you see a news report about a contract that induces the kind of reaction usually reserved for when one of your kids asks for…