FARNBOROUGH — Thales announced it has shipped an initial shipset of hardware for a British CH-47 Chinook cockpit upgrade being conducted under the Julius program. Julius began in December 2008 under an urgent operational request (UOR) to enhance the operability and safety of the Royal Air Force’s Chinook Mk2/2A fleet by fitting it with modern digital flight deck suitable for night-flight conditions. The £408-million ($629-million) upgrade, which also includes a new engine and other ...

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