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  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Ships in the Caribbean have been treated to an impromptu daytime firework display as the Lynx helicopter of RFA Lyme Bay tested her defences. The Royal Navy helicopter fired their Infra-Red Countermeasures – better known as flares – over waters off Grand Cayman during a training flight for the 180-knot aircraft. Flares are intended to […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Airbus Helicopters’ Brazilian subsidiary Helibras recently officially presented the Brazilian Navy’s H225M multirole utility helicopter in a naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, this new H225M version is equipped with mission capabilities that include anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance. According to the company, this evolution of the H225M is built around a Helibras-developed tactical […]

  • 17 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The German Navy should acquire a helicopter carrier, a high-ranking German politician said as he stressed the need for the country to invest more in its defense. Speaking to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Bavaria minister president Markus Söder said that the country should work harder toward the NATO goal of spending 2% on defense. […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the procurement of 24 new anti-submarine warfare capable, multi-role helicopters (MRHs) for the Indian Navy. According to earlier reports, the helicopters in question are Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, which are expected to cost an estimated $1.8 billion. The helicopters are an integral part of the frontline warships […]

  • 11 February 2014

    The crew of the German Navy ship, FGS Hessen, which is currently deployed within the EU Naval Force, changed an engine of the warship’s Sea Lynx Mark 88A helicopter during their recent port visit to the Seychelles last month.   The procedure of changing an engine is extremely specialized and requires for a warship’s deck […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defense has signed a five-year deal worth £271 million with Leonardo Helicopters to continue support work on the Wildcat helicopters. The MOD hailed the deal as one that would sustain approximately 500 jobs, primarily at Leonardo’s facilities in Yeovil and Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. Yeowilton is the home of Wildcat training […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Leonardo’s TH-119 single-engine helicopter, which is being pitched for the US Navy’s new helicopter trainer program, now benefits from the new Genesys Aerosystems avionics, the company has announced. The new avionics and cockpit allowing IFR operations is being integrated at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility, home to the AW119 single engine final assembly line for the US and global […]

  • 15 March 2018

    Qatar’s defense ministry has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of 28 NH90 military helicopters during the DIMDEX exhibition which is hosted by Qatar every two years. The agreement, which includes 16 NH90s in tactical transport (TTH) configuration and 12 NH90s in naval (NFH) configuration, will support the country’s plan to modernise […]

  • 29 May 2020
    Authorities, UUV/UAV

    In the early morning of May 27, 2020, a combined Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and United States Navy (USN) search and recovery team arrived at the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash site, which is approximately 220 nautical miles east of Catania, Sicily.

  • 30 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first three of eleven AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to Indonesia. The helicopters were delivered at a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in Marignane, France, in the presence of representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Navy. Under an agreement from 2014, Airbus Helicopters will supply the AS565 MBe helicopters […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s MV-22B Osprey recently practiced its skills while landing on a Spanish amphibious assault ship, just off the coast of Spain. Maj. Bret Knickerbocker, who landed the helicopter, said: The goal of practicing landing the MV-22B Osprey on Juan Carlos I is to maintain our proficiency and familiarize the process while working with the Spanish Navy. […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French defense procurement agency DGA (Direction générale de l’armement) has awarded the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium a contract to develop a rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrator for the French Navy. According to a Naval Group announcement, the contract covers de-risking studies ahead of constructing a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator. The […]

  • 19 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    When Europe’s tallest active volcano erupted on Thursday, March 16, a pair of Royal Navy helicopters, searching for submarines during a NATO exercise, managed to capture the moment on their infrared cameras. After their successful mission to find and hypothetically destroy a Spanish submarine, which was playing the enemy in the exercise, the helicopters from 814 […]

  • 5 May 2015

    Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter crew embarked in HMAS Success operated in support of Operation OCEAN SHIELD, a NATO counter-piracy operation around the Horn of Africa, in early April. The Seahawk crew and their helicopter ‘Odin’ have been deployed to the Middle East since November 2014 as part of Operation MANITOU. Seahawk pilot Lieutenant Alister Auld has […]

  • 30 April 2020

    A helicopter based onboard the Canadian frigate HMCS Fredericton went missing on late April 29 during operations in waters between Greece and Italy. One member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was killed and five other members remain missing following the accident, the Canadian National Defense confirmed. Search operations are ongoing by air and maritime […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Army Apache helicopters have joined Navy Sea King, Merlin and Lynx helicopters on board HMS Illustrious for two weeks in the Gulf as part of the ongoing Cougar 13 deployment. The Apache helicopters from 656 Squadron 4 Regiment Army Air Corps joined Illustrious in the waters off the United Arab Emirates as she took part […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Naval aviators and Sailors assigned to the Proud Warriors of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, visited the Mauritius Police Force (MPF) Helicopter Squadron in Mauritius, Sept. 6. This was the first known visit ever made by a U.S. aviation unit. The Proud Warriors met with Mauritius pilots and personnel in their hangar bay […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The Lynx-helicopter which has been sitting on the beach in the Libyan town of Sirte was transported to the capital, Tripoli, on 27 February 2012. There, the helicopter will be prepared for civilian transport to the Netherlands.The Lynx is no longer airworthy and will be dismantled and scrapped. The Libyan authorities are assisting in the […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The German Navy has received its first NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter from Airus Helicopters, with two more to follow by the end of the year. In total, 18 Sea Lions have been ordered for the German Navy, with deliveries expected to be completed in 2022. The selection of the Sea Lion as the […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy is considering an acquisition of the full fleet of new presidential helicopters, Marine Corps program manager for the VH-92 program Col. Eric J. Ropella disclosed at the 2018 Sea Air Space Exposition, April 9. The news comes four years into a $1.2 billion contract for the new VH-92 presidential helicopter and follows flight tests of the […]

  • 8 March 2011

      Japan protested Tuesday after a Chinese helicopter the previous day staged a close fly-by of one of its destroyers near gas fields in the Ea… (mysinchew) [mappress] Source: mysinchew, March 8, 2011;    

  • 22 May 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Airbus Helicopters is offering its Airbus H135 helicopter as the solution for the US Navy’s planned helicopter trainer replacement program. The company has put an H135 demonstrator aircraft in Navy trainer markings on display at the 2018 Naval Helicopter Association Symposium in Norfolk, Va. The US Navy is looking to acquire commercial aircraft to replace […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth, currently conducting security operations in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou is joined by the new MH-60R or ‘Romeo’ Seahawk helicopter. This is the Navy’s 63rd Middle East rotation and the first time an Australian warship has deployed with an embarked Seahawk Romeo. Inside the ship’s aviation department is […]

  • 26 April 2018

    The Japan Coast Guard has ordered another H225 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters, bringing its fleet of H225 aircraft to ten units. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family. With this new order, the coast guard’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2021, according to […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    German Navy’s Sea Lynx helicopters returned to their full operational capability after they were grounded in 2014 due to a recurring fault on the helicopters’ fuselages. The helicopters were pulled from service due to a 20 cm rupture or hole found on 15 of the navy’s 22 helicopters. The issue was first discovered on a helicopter embarked on […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence has delivered some of the most technologically advanced and well supported helicopter fleets in the world over the last year. In the last 12 months, the Merlin Mk2, Puma Mk2, Chinook Mk6 and both the Royal Navy and British Army Wildcats have all been declared ready for operational use. As […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy corvette FGS Erfurt rendezvoused with the Spanish Navy helicopter Toro 07 in The Gulf of Aden to conduct a rather uncommon exercise. The helicopter is regularly embarked on the Spanish frigate ESPS Victoria which is also deployed to the EU NAVFOR  Operation Atalanta at the Horn of Africa. The exercise, carried out […]

  • 16 August 2011
    Training & Education

      Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) hosted deck-landing qualifications (DLQs) for Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters during a pre-deployment exercise, Aug. 11. Declared combat-ready by the U.S. Marine Corps in September 2010, the AH-1Z Cobra will undergo its first operational deployment as part of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 later this […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Authorities, Operations

    On June 8, the German Navy started flight operations with the first new NATO Helicopter 90 naval transport helicopter (NH90 NTH) ‘Sea Lion’.