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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chinook Mk4 Enters Flight Test

Boeing’s UK Rotorcraft Support has initiated flight testing for the first Chinook Mk4. As part of Project JULIUS, Boeing and its Defence UK unit conducted the helicopter’s first flight on Dec. 9 in Hampshire, England. The project involves modifying 38 Mk2/2As into the Mk4/4A configuration and upgrading eight Mk3s into Mk5s. Subcontractor Vector Aerospace is updating the helicopters at its Gosport Fleetlands facility, including installation of Thales’ TopDeck avionics and a third crew seat.
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