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by gortje
14 Dec 2018, 14:54
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Hungary orders 16 H225M multi-role helicopters
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Views: 380

Hungary orders 16 H225M multi-role helicopters

Hungary orders 16 H225M multi-role helicopters Budapest – The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 H225M multi-purpose helicopters equipped with the HForce weapon management system. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide an extensive training and support package to ensure th...
by gortje
14 Dec 2018, 12:01
Forum: Civil Aviation News
Topic: German Federal Police strengthens Super Puma fleet
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Views: 284

German Federal Police strengthens Super Puma fleet

German Federal Police strengthens Super Puma fleet with delivery of three H215s Marignane - The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) has taken delivery of three heavy H215 helicopters, with a fourth to follow in June 2019. These twin-engine multi-role Super Pumas will enter operation at the beginni...
by gortje
13 Dec 2018, 14:08
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Melania Trump makes first lady history with ride in Osprey
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Melania Trump makes first lady history with ride in Osprey

Melania Trump makes first lady history with ride in Osprey aircraft HAMPTON, Va. — Melania Trump made history Wednesday by flying in a V-22 Osprey aircraft during a visit to a pair of military bases. The White House says it’s the first time a first lady has flown in an Osprey. The tiltrotor aircraft...
by gortje
13 Dec 2018, 14:02
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Bundeswehr orders H145 search and rescue helicopters
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Views: 327

Bundeswehr orders H145 search and rescue helicopters

Bundeswehr orders H145 search and rescue helicopters Donauwörth – The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) obsolete Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. The ...
by gortje
13 Dec 2018, 12:23
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Slovakia inks deal to buy 14 F-16s from US Lockheed Martin
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Slovakia inks deal to buy 14 F-16s from US Lockheed Martin

Slovakia inks deal to buy 14 F-16s from US Lockheed Martin BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is to buy 14 F-16 military jets from Lockheed Martin as it seeks to replace Soviet-era jets. Slovak Defense Minister Peter Gajdos signed the contract on Wednesday with Lockheed Martin vice president of interna...
by gortje
12 Dec 2018, 07:36
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Japan Unveils Plan for First Aircraft Carrier
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Views: 374

Japan Unveils Plan for First Aircraft Carrier

Japan Unveils Plan for First Aircraft Carrier Since World War II TOKYO—Japan is nearing development of its first aircraft carrier since World War II. A draft of a new national defense plan, released Tuesday, says Japan should convert an existing flat-topped destroyer into a ship capable of launching...
by gortje
11 Dec 2018, 08:17
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Japan’s potential buy of 100 more F-35s
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Views: 375

Japan’s potential buy of 100 more F-35s

Japan’s potential buy of 100 more F-35s would have big international significance WASHINGTON and MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan is reportedly interested in buying another 100 F-35s, including a version of the aircraft that could allow it to operate from its Izumo-class destroyers. If it does, aerospac...
by gortje
11 Dec 2018, 08:12
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Marine Corps CH-53 damaged during ground taxi Class A mishap
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Marine Corps CH-53 damaged during ground taxi Class A mishap

Marine Corps CH-53 damaged during ground taxi Class A mishap One of the Corps’ CH-53E heavy lift helicopters was damaged Sunday during a ground taxi when its landing gear inadvertently retracted. Few details were available following the accident that occurred at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N...
by gortje
03 Dec 2018, 13:10
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Saab puts marketing effort for Swordfish maritime plane
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Views: 504

Saab puts marketing effort for Swordfish maritime plane

Saab puts marketing effort for Swordfish maritime plane on hiatus BANGKOK — Over the past two years, Swedish aircraft manufacturer Saab has put its advertising muscle into promoting a maritime patrol aircraft it called Swordfish. But in the absence of a launch customer and no immediate sales prospec...
by gortje
03 Dec 2018, 13:06
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: US government, Boeing to help Japan for F-15 jets
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Views: 570

US government, Boeing to help Japan for F-15 jets

US government, Boeing to help Japan upgrade missile, electronic warfare capabilities for F-15 jets TOKYO — Japan’s planned upgrade of its Boeing F-15 Eagle fighter jets will involve support from the United States and Boeing, the Japanese Defense Ministry has confirmed. Shigeyuki Uno, the principal d...
by gortje
03 Dec 2018, 13:03
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Japanese search for advanced fighter jet
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Views: 363

Japanese search for advanced fighter jet

Japanese acquisition officials reveal next steps in search for advanced fighter jet TOKYO — Japan is pushing ahead with research and development into advanced fighter jet technology, despite uncertainty over its acquisition strategy for a next-generation fighter and questions about the degree to whi...
by gortje
03 Dec 2018, 12:59
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: New helo masks will better protect against chemical attacks
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Views: 243

New helo masks will better protect against chemical attacks

New helo masks will better protect against chemical, radiological attacks The Air Force has rolled out a new, updated mask for helicopter air crew members that the Air Force says will better protect airmen in case of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attacks. The new Joint Service Aircre...
by gortje
26 Nov 2018, 11:00
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Turkish helicopter crashed, 5 dead and 1 injured
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Views: 685

Turkish helicopter crashed, 5 dead and 1 injured

CHOPPER CARNAGE Istanbul helicopter crash leaves ‘five dead and one injured’ after military aircraft slams into residential area in centre of city FIVE soldiers have died and another has been left injured after a military helicopter slammed into a Turkish residential area, according to local report...
by gortje
21 Nov 2018, 21:49
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: BRRRT with Surround Sound: A-10 May Get New 3D Audio System
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Views: 437

BRRRT with Surround Sound: A-10 May Get New 3D Audio System

BRRRT with Surround Sound: A-10 May Get New 3D Audio System The U.S. Air Force may soon finalize how many surround-sound audio systems it will retrofit into the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft as part of an effort to give Warthog pilots more situational awareness. Earlier this month, the Air Fo...
by gortje
23 Oct 2018, 19:32
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: B-2 Stealth Bomber Makes Emergency Landing in Colorado
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Views: 1231

B-2 Stealth Bomber Makes Emergency Landing in Colorado

B-2 Stealth Bomber Makes Emergency Landing in Colorado; Crew Safe A U.S. Air Force stealth bomber experienced an in-flight emergency Tuesday, causing the crew to execute an unscheduled landing. The nuclear-capable B-2 Spirit, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, made a...