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June 1, 2011
USMC/Cpl. Megan Angel U.S. military and Japanese emergency response personnel conducted a bilateral helicopter field training exercise in...
June 1, 2011
Lance Cpl. Ryan Carpenter The Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) recently used its Boeing CH-46 Sea...
June 1, 2011
A special Spring 2011 Military Insider is available in the June edition of Rotor & Wing, which is now available online. Features include “Shifting Global...
May 26, 2011
AgustaWestland North America has confirmed a $37.8-million foreign military sales (FMS) contract with the U.S. Army...
May 4, 2011
U.S. Army and Navy pilots practiced “touch and go” landings using Bell UH-1 Hueys and Sikorsky Black Hawks during an April...
May 4, 2011
The Irish division of CHC Helicopters has obtained ISO 9001: 2008, 14001 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification after passing a quality...
May 2, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft has reached a production landmark in delivering 200 MH-60S and 100 MH-60R helicopters...
May 1, 2011
Helicopters pick up ocean water as part of attempts to dump it on Japan’s damaged nuclear reactor to prevent a meltdown. On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered unbelievable tragedy in the form of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, devastating tsunami and nuclear crisis. More than 20,000 people were feared dead and thousands homeless. As this issue went to press, the number of confirmed dead rose above 14,000...
April 26, 2011
The U.S. Air Force announced Monday plans to hold open competitions for the Common Vertical Lift Support Platform (CVLSP) and HH-60 recapitalization programs. The separate competitions will seek to replace aging fleets...
April 1, 2011
So a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey completed a very publicly reported CSAR mission in Libya (OK, the real name for this is TRAP—Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel—as the...
April 1, 2011
Gen. David Petraeus, commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFUR-A) presented a briefing at the United...
April 1, 2011
While listening to a CNN correspondent reporting ‘live’ (as opposed to the footage repeated morning, noon and night ad nauseum over subsequent days) during the early stages of the recovery operation in northern Japan immediately after the earthquake and subsequent devastating tsunami, a helicopter passed overhead which drew the camera’s unblinking eye. “That’s what is really...
March 31, 2011
So a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey completed a very publicly reported CSAR mission in Libya (OK, the real name for this is TRAP—Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel—as the location of the pilot was known). But the mission has provided food for thought for those who wished to discount the tiltrotor as a rescue platform. Granted it went into a relatively benign environment—well, not...
March 6, 2011
UIC Oboronprom division Russian Helicopters is displaying four models during Heli-Expo that the company considers the...
March 3, 2011
The key themes outlined in the Financial Year 2011 U.S. Defense Budget hold no major surprises in their focus: • Taking Care of People • Rebalancing Military • Current Wars • Current/Future Conflicts • Reforming What and How We Buy • Supporting Our Troops in the Field The presumed spend of U.S. GDP in 2011 is expected to be 4.7 percent (assuming the GDP projections reflected...
March 3, 2011
Afghanistan AAR Deploys S-92s to Afghanistan Sikorsky Aircraft has handed over two S-92s to AAR Corp. for passenger and cargo missions in Afghanistan. AAR is conducting operations for the U.S. Transportation Command, which supplies services for the Department of Defense. Both helicopters are designed with flexible interior space in order to accommodate passengers or cargo. India Russian Helicopters Opens...
March 1, 2011
It’s back to the drawing board as far as the future of the UK’s military Search and Rescue helicopter fleet is concerned. The Soteria Consortium, winner of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Search and Rescue—Helicopter (SAR-H) competition, launched by the UK government in 2006, has had its bid cancelled. Soteria (comprising CHC Helicopter, Thales UK and Sikorsky—and the Royal...
February 14, 2011
Helicopter Association International has unveiled the winners of this year’s “Salute to Excellence” awards. Keith Johnson of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) will receive the AgustaWestland Safety Award. PHI Chief Pilot Michael Hurst has won the Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award. The...
February 7, 2011
Becker Avionics has agreed to supply its DVCS6100 digital audio system for three...
January 27, 2011
Afghanistan Kiowa Overwatch in Afghanistan Laghman Province, Afghanistan—U.S. Army Sgt. Kenneth Cain, a squad leader with Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment from Dubuque, Iowa, watches as a UH-58 Kiowa helicopter provides cover in the area of Sigin Village on January 1. Cain was monitoring the area near a command wire the unit found while on patrol. The company had been hit by...
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