Tag Helicopters

Pallets and Containers

Completing our look at logistics I am going to delve into the complex world of pallets. Anyone thinking that pallet dimensions would be coordinated with vehicle dimensions, aircraft hold dimensions and ISO containers is in for a shock! We know…

So How Much is a Blackhawk?

One of our favourite activities is trying to work out the cost of defence equipment from open sources but it’s like plaiting fog, pretty futile. All sorts of costs are often thrown around as a means to justify an argument,…

It’s the Way You Tell Em!

Future Lynx Wildcat

Like any joke, it’s the way you tell it that makes a good one great. The same goes for the Major Projects Report 2009, issued by the MOD on 15th December, with special regard to the AW159 Lynx Wildcat. The…

Helicopters, again

Merlin helicopter

We tend to try and step back from most news related issues and post something that is a little more measured and thoughtful at a later date but once again the subject of helicopters have hit the news again in…

A Case for Coherence

The recent announcements of helicopter upgrades that we have blogged here and here, especially the Puma and Lynx upgrade, are to be welcomed, despite their apparent poor value for money, they will return airframes to operations and that can only…