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Better roles for the CH-149

daftandbarmy

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Kind of like how we also own the entire world supply of 14 Cormorants 😏

We give special a whole new meaning, don't we?

Yes, yes we do....


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Enjoy This Walkaround Tour Of The New HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter - 10 Jul 21​


Could be used as a SAR?
 

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Enjoy This Walkaround Tour Of The New HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter - 10 Jul 21​


Could be used as a SAR?
Sure, but that's overkill for Canada as we don't have a Combat SAR capability. Our SAR Techs are domestic only.

I'm also surprised that they "just" have an MX-10 camera. I would have thought they'd have at least an MX-15 (which is what our Griffons have).
 

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…or ‘underkill’ for a domestic National SAR helicopter for a massive country/AOR, if you’re thinking of outright replacing the CH-149. There was a solid group of reasons why the ‘MapleHawk’ wasn’t selected for CSH back in the 90s…this is lipstick on the old UH-60A based HH-60G. I kind of chuckled a bit hearing it called a Jolly Green II…I know a ‘Nam-era HH-3 bubba who shook his head when the 60W name was announced…
 

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Sure, but that's overkill for Canada as we don't have a Combat SAR capability. Our SAR Techs are domestic only.

I'm also surprised that they "just" have an MX-10 camera. I would have thought they'd have at least an MX-15 (which is what our Griffons have).
Maybe based on weight restriction. New gen MX-10 are 10x better than older gen MX-15. Used one with WPS helo and I was impressed.
 

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We should just jump into the UK New Medium Helicopter project. Project is to replace Bell 212, 412 and their Dauphins. Jump into it now and in 10-15yrs you could start replacing the Cormorants and Griffons.

I think Airbus and Bell have considerable presence here for existing aircraft and offer their own - new - aircraft.
 

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…or ‘underkill’ for a domestic National SAR helicopter for a massive country/AOR, if you’re thinking of outright replacing the CH-149. There was a solid group of reasons why the ‘MapleHawk’ wasn’t selected for CSH back in the 90s…this is lipstick on the old UH-60A based HH-60G. I kind of chuckled a bit hearing it called a Jolly Green II…I know a ‘Nam-era HH-3 bubba who shook his head when the 60W name was announced…
Go big or go home Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion - Wikipedia
 
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