Chinooks to be upgraded

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http://coldwar-warrior.blogspot.com/2009/11/uk-chinooks-to-be-upgraded.html

The UK's Chinook HC2/2A helicopters are to be upgraded in 2 separate contracts. 21 new Titan 385ES-HD sensor turrets and to upgrade 4 existing turrets to HD standard. The turrets include "a High-Definition SLX Merlin medium waveband infra red camera" and other electro-optical sensors. Meanwhile additional cargo handling equipment will also be fitted to the Chinooks. Low friction rollers allow for more rapid unloading (which of course means the Chinook will on the ground and vulnerable for a shorter time).
OK,
So we have a dire shortage on op's at present but will this mean a further reduction in theatre? (if it happens!)
 

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