Usually jungle warfare training is done with the British Army, at training sites in Belize (KSK training with SAS there) and rather next-door to Malaysia in Brunei (at JWIC). I think the Brunei thing is relatively new. Due to the units involved it tends to not be publicized.Never thought "flecktarn" would ever be seen in the Malaysian jungle.
Since it just came up for me on this very website:
* Correction, they will be operated by the German Air Force, not Army.
This will keep the Boeing plant in Philadelphia active for awhile longer until the US army places a significant order.
The contract is for Block 2 with "customer-specific modifications".If the Germans went with the Chinook 2 they would have greater range, lift capability, and fuel economy.
The complete list of eqipment can be found here:The contract is for Block 2 with "customer-specific modifications".
The customer-specific modifications are primarily for air-to-air refueling, but also includes a number of packages that are not part of the "standard" off-the-shelf Chinook and had been back-fitted to US-operated CH-47 in the last 10-15 years (examples: EAPS for operations in dusty/sandy areas, ERFS extended fuel tanks or HUSLE secure load system for oversized external loads).
Is there a reason why Rheinmetall Defense Australia (RDA) will build the GTK Boxers for the Bundeswehr and not a German assembly line?Anthony Albanese unveils $1billion defence deal to sell Australian-made armoured vehicles to Germany (msn.com)
Australia and Germany to announce a deal for Rheinmetall to build 100 Boxer ARVs at the MILVEHCOE facility in Brisbane Australia, for the German Army.
Is there a reason why Rheinmetall Defense Australia (RDA) will build the GTK Boxers for the Bundeswehr and not a German assembly line?