Helos or the lack thereof.

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by duffdike, Aug 25, 2009.

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  1. This is my effort to start a serious thread on a subject close to our hearts. Within the limits of OPSEC can we get to the bottom of the burning question: Where are the helos we need?
  2. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Being discussed ad nauseam in all of the other helicopter threads?
  3. Sympathetic_Reaction

    Sympathetic_Reaction LE Book Reviewer

    I would suggest the majority can be split up into the following categories:

    In-Theatre (be it Afghanistan or other ops)
    Used for Training/flying currency
    Used for development/trials

    There might be some odds and end sin other locations but i reckon the bulk are covered by these groups.

  4. ah. ok. But I couldnt find one which really discussed the why question. Might have overlooked it.
  5. Well my question "where are the helos" means why haven't we got more?
  6. - Helicopters are complicated and expensive.
    - Complex and expensive things make civil servants' brains hurt.
    - The civil servants have to go and lie down.
    - When they wake up, they've forgotten all about the helicopters and spunk all their money on office chairs and plasma televisions.
  7. Found 'em !!!

    Please move to the most up to date chopper thread if not done so before.