United Kingdom Special Forces

January 18, 2010 - 7:10am
RAF Boosting Chinook Helicopter Fleet with New Builds and Rebuilds...

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) plans to order 22 new Chinooks, in its latest response to widespread criticism over the shortage of heavy helicopter lift to support British troops in Afghanistan. Last September, the RAF announced for its existing fleet of 38 Chinooks a $650 million upgrade program named Project Julius that consists of a cockpit upgrade and more powerful engines.