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February 1, 2012
Spanish Air Force AS332B behind one of the international extraction forces. The fifth gathering of European international military aircrews that were seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in personnel recovery techniques met at the Albacete airbase in Spain from October 14-26, 2011 under the auspices of the European Air Group. This was the annual Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization...
February 1, 2012
With Afghanistan already in the drawdown stages in the minds of politicians, the challenge ahead for U.S. Army Aviation commanders will be to maintain the quality, capability, volume and performance of the force it has built up since the windfall in spending following the cancellation of the Comanche program. As its commander Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield stated during his opening address at the recent...
January 31, 2012
The folks at Boeing concerned with rotorcraft have established a pre-AUSA media lunch in Washington, D.C. The aviation and specialist press are invited to hear summaries on the OEM’s rotorcraft performance in 2011 and an outlook for 2012 from U.S. Army program managers that participate. David Koopersmith, vice president of attack helicopter programs, began by saying that 50 aircraft had been...
January 12, 2012
Marines running low on ammo may one day use an app on their digital handhelds to summon a robotic helicopter to deliver supplies within minutes, enabled by technologies from a new Office of Naval Research (ONR)...
January 10, 2012
Small attack helicopters known as "killer eggs" because of their size and shape are to be deployed in London during the Olympics, the Standard can reveal today. SAS and SBS commanders are...
January 9, 2012
They are the embodiment of a modern, high-tech military and a fixture in Hollywood action movies, but night-vision goggles can literally be a pain in the neck, new Canadian research seems to confirm. A recent study found that...
January 4, 2012
The SAS is targetting Taliban insurgents and Afghan smugglers in the Helmand desert using Royal Navy technology designed to hunt down Soviet submarines, it can be...
December 28, 2011
The Louisiana National Guard has upgraded two UH-72 Lakota helicopters with the Security...
December 22, 2011
As we come to the end of 2011 what have we learned in the last 12 months and what is in store for the coming year in terms of the ongoing utility of military rotorcraft? What has certainly been confirmed is that helicopters continue to retain an important place at the cutting edge of military operational strategy. This was confirmed on May 2 in the raid mounted by U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development...
December 1, 2011
Under the umbrella of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan works a small but highly effective group assigned to NATO Air Training Command, or NATC for short. This group’s truly coalition composition is made up of forces from the U.S., Croatia, Mongolia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Canada, Jordan and the UK. Pledges for personnel support from Colombia, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine and...
December 1, 2011
The following quotes are taken from the official British government response made to the latest House of Commons Defence Committee findings and questions on how British forces are managed, prepared and used operationally. These comments are from the Fourth Report of Session 2010–12 on Operations in Afghanistan published July 17, 2011. The government’s response to this report was published Oct...
November 1, 2011
The withdrawal of American, British and other ISAF personnel from Afghanistan is not going to be restricted by whether or not the Afghan security forces can duplicate the currently of proficiency that they bring; that would be virtually impossible given the ticking timetable counting down toward 2015. However, there is a large-scale effort driven by Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, Commander of the NATO Training...
October 1, 2011
The Royal Navy Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC) fleet of Sikorsky Sea King Mk7s has conducted a drug raid in Afghanistan, destroying...
September 1, 2011
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