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anglomanii
2010-03-08, 11:30
The ADF is in the process of purchasing at least 7 CH-47F Chinook helicopters.

"The Government has now approved the details of this procurement, announced in last year's White Paper, which will replace the existing fleet of six CH-47D Chinooks," Senator Faulkner said.

He said the Chinook was an exceptionally versatile aircraft, capable of performing a wide range of roles, including moving combat units into battle, carrying out frontline aero-medical evacuation and performing a vital role in disaster relief.

"Capability and support issues in the current Chinook helicopters will be addressed with the acquisition of the new model aircraft, which will bring safety, supportability and operational benefits to the ADF," Senator Faulkner said.

Senator Faulkner said the new aircraft would be procured and maintained in the same broad configuration as the US Army Chinooks, the principal CH-47F operator.

This will provide enhanced benefits to the ADF in areas including spares, support, training and airworthiness.

The Government will consider whether to participate in the US Chinook Product Improvement Program when information on this program is of second pass quality.

Participation in this program would align the configuration of Australian Chinooks with future US Army Chinooks.

The new aircraft will be procured under Project AIR 9000 Phase 5C.

They will be based at Townsville, where the existing CH-47Ds are operated by ‘C-Squadron' of Army's 5th Aviation Regiment.

The first two aircraft are planned to enter service in 2014, with all seven in service by 2017.

so if at all possible i think it behooves us to inquire about obtaining this as a ADF comfac asset.

http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/Faulknertpl.cfm?CurrentId=9991

anglomanii
2010-04-20, 12:08
latest chook news, CH47D upgrade completed, enhanced survivability and protection equipment has been completely fitted to all current fourth Rotary Wing Group
(RWG-4) vehicles, with all others to be fitted and certified by end of this month.
actual equipment list is classified.

Rudd
2010-04-20, 14:47
http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=33070

is that the final colour?

its the only pic I found with "© Australian Department of Defence"

Wilkinson
2010-04-21, 01:15
DONT GO GIVING SUPER DUBA UBER DUBER TOP SECRET INFORMATION ON AWSUMNESS NEW STUFF FOR THE AUSSIES GRRRRR.........


tonnie...

ps: grrrr

http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/Tarkus/FacePalm.jpg

anglomanii
2010-04-21, 11:56
please ensure the correct defensive armaments are installed. if you need ref/source pm me

ReconAus
2010-04-21, 14:17
please ensure the correct defensive armaments are installed.

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Recon

Wilkinson
2010-04-21, 18:15
DONT GO GIVING SUPER DUBA UBER DUBER TOP SECRET INFORMATION ON AWSUMNESS NEW STUFF FOR THE AUSSIES GRRRRR.........


tonnie...

ps: grrrr

http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/Tarkus/FacePalm.jpg

I was anticipating this from the moment I contemplated it hahah.
Secrets sshall never be released now

anglomanii
2010-04-21, 21:42
you mean the wizzy thing with the uber doodad..........

thats not even half your problems guys, i got some news that will give tonnie the cold shakes......hehehehe........not to mention some of the rapid aquisition reports i just got hold of......oh man tonnie your going to have a fit......


"loh..... And that which was written came to pass and the lamenting of the women folk was great."

Wilkinson
2010-04-21, 21:48
you mean the wizzy thing with the uber doodad..........

thats not even half your problems guys, i got some news that will give tonnie the cold shakes......hehehehe........not to mention some of the rapid aquisition reports i just got hold of......oh man tonnie your going to have a fit......


"loh..... And that which was written came to pass and the lamenting of the women folk was great."

We aren't gonna have to replace all the Styers are we? :26_suicid

Tonnie
2010-04-22, 02:40
We aren't gonna have to replace all the Styers are we? :26_suicid

better not... :26_suicid

Rudd
2010-04-22, 02:44
even if the Styers have changed or whatever, the models you've made that I've seen in your public press releases are fantastic. Lets be honest, the first ADF RC build doesn't have to be 100%, it just has to fullfill the basic requirements.

Look at the Russians, their work is fantastic, especially in .9, but back when they came they were using MEC helmets, Militia faces, BTR-60s etc.

start with the skeleton, then slot all the organs in, give it stability with muscle, then make it all look nice with lovely soft skin :)

I'm personally super excited to see your final LAVs, especially the version with a RWS system (or whatever you lads use)

anglomanii
2010-04-22, 13:26
that being said rudd, can we use that new shooty thing that goes' WHOOOOSH BANG!!8)

no no guys dont worry too much, it's all only polish, really nice sparkly polish, but nothing that cant wait till *2*6$#10

telecam
2010-04-23, 19:32
lol ive never seen a new vehicle nijad like this

Elfraddor
2010-04-26, 04:05
Rudd;1328254']even if the Styers have changed or whatever, the models you've made that I've seen in your public press releases are fantastic. Lets be honest, the first ADF RC build doesn't have to be 100%, it just has to fullfill the basic requirements.


The Canadian Faction is a prime example of this.