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Dutch to acquire 14 more CH-47F rotorcraft

So the Dutch will have 20 Chinooks while Australia, which spends more than twice as much on defence (read: "defence"), has 7.

But hey, we do vanity projects real good.

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DARPA demonstrates terrain-adaptive landing gear for helicopters

Folding legs sensing terrain contours were demonstrated on a lightweight unmanned rotorcraft.

Each leg has an integrated force-sensitive contact sensor in its foot. During landing, each leg extends and uses the sensor to determine in real time the appropriate angle to assume to ensure that the helicopter stays level without risking the rotor touching the landing area.

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Couldn't figure what type of helo went down. Surely somebody knows.