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  • Picture: US Marine Corps tests anti-missile system for Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight as Iraq helicopter shoot-downs mount


    <P>The US Navy has released a picture of a <A href="http://www.boeing.com/rotorcraft/military/ch46e/ch46miles.html" target=_new>Boeing&nbsp;CH-46E Sea Knight </A>helicopter testing an upgraded chaff and flare dispensing self-defence system. <BR><BR>The photograph was taken in December in the USA, but its release comes just two weeks after<A href="http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/02/mcsgtmajdeath070211/" target=_blank>&nbsp;a US Marine Corps CH-46 was shot down north of Baghdad, Iraq on 7 February, killing all seven people on board</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>The US Navy says it will not comment on aircraft survivability equipment and is unable to confirm whether the upgrade has been fielded to Iraq. The photograph shows dispenser boxes mounted aft of the nosewheel that are not seen on recent images of CH-46s operating in Iraq. There is also what could be a dispenser mounted above the rear sponson. Missile warning sensors are visible on the nose below the cockpit door and the rear fuselage abo


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  • Picture: US Marine Corps tests anti-missile system for Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight as Iraq helicopter shoot-downs mount

    News | 23 Feb 2007 17:21 | Graham Warwick

    <P>The US Navy has released a picture of a <A href="http://www.boeing.com/rotorcraft/military/ch46e/ch46miles.html" target=_new>Boeing&nbsp;CH-46E Sea Knight </A>helicopter testing an upgraded chaff and flare dispensing self-defence system. <BR><BR>The photograph was taken in December in the USA, but its release comes just two weeks after<A href="http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/02/mcsgtmajdeath070211/" target=_blank>&nbsp;a US Marine Corps CH-46 was shot down north of Baghdad, Iraq on 7 February, killing all seven people on board</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>The US Navy says it will not comment on aircraft survivability equipment and is unable to confirm whether the upgrade has been fielded to Iraq. The photograph shows dispenser boxes mounted aft of the nosewheel that are not seen on recent images of CH-46s operating in Iraq. There is also what could be a dispenser mounted above the rear sponson. Missile warning sensors are visible on the nose below the cockpit door and the rear fuselage abohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Picture-US-Marine-Corps-tests-anti-missile-system-for-Boeing-CH-46-Sea-Knight-as-Iraq-helicopter-shoot-downs-mount-212283/
  • Army plays it safe on heavylift

    News | 04 Oct 2005 00:00

    US service awards five study contracts for transformational requirement, but is programme ambitious enough?http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Army-plays-it-safe-on-heavylift-201909/