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December 22, 2011
The European Air Group held its annual Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization Course (CJPRSC) at the Albacete airbase, Spain, from October 14-26. This was formally known as the Combined Joint Combat Search and Rescue course (CJCSAR). The concept behind the annual CJPRSC is to provide individual training for personnel with responsibility for personnel recovery tasks. It trains and tests their...
December 7, 2011
Representatives from the Royal Malaysian Air Force received a first-hand look at its initial Eurocopter EC725 during this week’s LIMA Exhibition. Eurocopter provided a live...
December 5, 2011
Lockheed Martin has received two contracts totaling $30.6 million from the Naval Surface Warfare Center for the Target Sight System (TSS), the...
December 1, 2011
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has incorporated a new AgustaWestland AW109 simulator into its training portfolio. The sim training will prepare pilots for flying...
December 1, 2011
EADS North America has handed over the initial UH-72A Lakota in the Security and Support (S&S) configuration to the Mississippi National Guard’s Company C, 1st of the 114th Security and Support Battalion. Entry into service follows the official rollout for the National Guard, Army and industry leadership in early November, further expanding the roles being played the Active Army and National...
December 1, 2011
This is a landmark year for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in that it is celebrating 70 years of conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations over land and sea around the UK (1941–2011). Disappointingly, it is also facing up to the potential end of its involvement in this activity. Although the Soteria Consortium (comprised of CHC Helicopter, Thales UK and the Royal Bank of Scotland) had been selected at...
December 1, 2011
In an effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories in the helicopter industry that we cover each year, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of more than 300 items published from January to November 2011. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the print magazine—this doesn’t include our daily Top Stories at rotorandwing.com, web-only features...
November 30, 2011
UK Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening, announced Monday that the government intends to procure a new search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service using civilian crews. Following the cancellation of...
November 16, 2011
This is a landmark year for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in that it is celebrating 70 years of conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations over land and sea around the UK (1941–2011). Disappointingly, it is also facing up to the potential end of its involvement in this activity. Although the Soteria Consortium (comprising CHC Helicopter, Thales UK and the Royal Bank of Scotland) had been selected at...
November 1, 2011
The U.S. Army has contracted FLIR Systems to supply Safire II stabilized multi-sensor systems for...
November 1, 2011
During the most intense of the Vietnam War years I had a strong sense that I was the luckiest young sailor in the Navy, as an Air Rescue Swimmer and H-34 Crew Chief stationed in Hawaii, operating Sikorsky S-58s out of Pearl Harbor and NAS Barbers Point across a variety of mission profiles supporting CINCPAC’s Fleet Composite Squadron One. Each Tuesday we were treated to the additional privilege of a...
October 27, 2011
Has the time arrived for greater consolidation among emergency services—the “blue light” operators? At the recent Helitech Conference at Duxford Imperial War Museum in the UK, that was precisely the question being asked by Richard Folkes, OBE, Head of UK Government and Corporate Affairs at AgustaWestland. His premise was that, in the “age of austerity,” the UK government (and...
October 26, 2011
Rotor & Wing contributor Shannon Bower took part in Operation Angel Thunder last week, a U.S. Air Force training exercise involving...
September 1, 2011
Makers of military rotorcraft are understandably nervous these days with the real possibility of up to $700 billion in defense-related cuts between now and 2023. Add in the recent credit default showdown and trillions in anticipated budget cuts from the so-called Congressional “super committee,” and the uncertainty increases. But the anxiety could be unnecessary, according to several industry...
September 1, 2011
China’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) has received its fourth Eurocopter EC225. The delivery completes...
August 31, 2011
An intriguing insight into what might be the U.S. Army’s developing view of how it sees the proposed Joint Multi-Role (JMR) helicopter has come out of a presentation from Col. Doug Rombough, Program Executive Officer for rotary wing aviation for Special Operations Forces (PEO-RW). He gave the presentation at a recent Special Operations Forces industry conference, indicating that the current plethora...
August 31, 2011
At the end of August the United Kingdom’s Defence Secretary, Dr. Liam Fox, confirmed a long-awaited contract with Boeing for a further 14 CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the Royal Air Force (RAF). The confirmation came during a visit to RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the UK’s CH-47 Chinook fleet. This order is for 14 new aircraft, which includes two replacements for helicopters that were...
August 25, 2011
EADS North America has handed over more than half of a 345-ship order for UH-72A Lakotas to the U.S. Army. The Army has received 219...
August 10, 2011
Makers of military rotorcraft are understandably nervous these days with the real possibility of up to $700 billion in defense-related cuts between now and 2023. Add in the recent credit default showdown and trillions in anticipated budget cuts from the so-called Congressional “super committee,” and the uncertainty increases. But the anxiety could be unnecessary, according to several industry...
August 8, 2011
A NATO Boeing CH-47 Chinook crashed in the Wardak province of Afghanistan early Saturday, resulting in the deaths of 38 soldiers onboard, including 30 U.S. service members. According to U.S. officials, among the 25 special ops forces on board, 22 were...
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