The war in Afghanistan may have convinced the U.K. that it needs to get its helicopter modernization program in order, but the realization did not come fast enough to ensure that the heavily tasked CH-47 Chinook fleet will be restocked before British combat troops are withdrawn in 2014. Still, the Chinook is not the only helicopter type that is still benefitting from an inflow of money because of operational pressures. The Defense Ministry plans to upgrade Royal Navy Sea King Airborne ...


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