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  1. From today's US DoD contract announcements. Looks like the order is finalised: "The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, received a delivery order in the amount of $580,598,636 on a previously negotiated option under a basic ordering agreement W91215-16-G-0001 for 14 H-47 extended range rotary wing aircraft that satisfy the United Kingdom’s requirement for heavy assault, rotary wing aircraft. This modification exercises an option that was awarded on an existing delivery order. Foreign Military Sales funding from the United Kingdom in the amount of $580,598,636 is being obligate
  2. The T901 will be in the 3000 shp class. Which should give a decent increase in performance.
  3. Doesn't need a runway to be called an AFB (as it was for decades).
  4. They can keep their "Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland" drivel. To me it's always Lackland Air Force Base.
  5. This was the original request from almost six years ago. Not sure if anything has been modified or upgraded, but it looks like all US avionics: https://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/united_kingdom_15-50_0.pdf
  6. All US Apaches are supposed to be eventually be re-engined with the more powerful GE T901 powerplant. Not sure if the UK is going this route? https://www.geaviation.com/military/engines/t901-turboshaft-engine
  7. It's curious that Brimstone wasn't mentioned. The only negative I can think of would possibly be that Brimstone is more expensive than the US weapons. https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/uk-selects-jagm-for-apache
  8. Tiger replacements? https://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/Australia_21-42.pdf
  9. How similar were these two aircraft inn terms of overall capability?
  10. Considering how widely they were used, I wonder if there were any "F-5 vs F-5" or "F-104 vs F-104" engagements?
  11. They should just dust off the drawings for these: http://
  12. The C-130 has been adapted for just about everything else, why not this? https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/sofic-2021-ussocom-touts-amphibious-mc-130
  13. The primer looks like zinc chromate green, or is that just my computer monitor?,
  14. Anyone know what FS shades these greys are? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC5G0kNzLH8
  15. Well, we have the new B-21 Raider. So the Cylons get their counter to the F-16 Viper
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