For some time, the U.K. government's helicopter plan was described as dysfunctional merely because any other descriptor would have been unprintable. And while there are ample challenges ahead, there are signs that key elements of building a future force are falling into place. Although the recent decision to buy 12 more CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters falls short of the U.K.'s full inventory objective, it fills an important capability gap. The Lynx Mk.9 upgrade is almost fully ...

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