Augmented reality help pilots stay safe
However, Airbus recently faced difficulties with its software for assisting takeoff (wrong information pertaining to another runway were displayed). It remain to be seen how a passive information display, fishing info in a stored database can yield an increase in security in most flight situation where a simple difference of 10ft can lead quickly to some catastrophic damages.
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MH-60 helicopters to become anti-missile jammers
Source:"The AOEW AMP AN/ALQ-248 can work independently or with the ship’s onboard electronic surveillance sensor, SEWIP Block 2 AN/SLQ-32(V)6, to detect an incoming missile and then evaluate where it is going," according to a Lockheed Martin news release. "AOEW then uses radio frequency countermeasure techniques to deter the missile."
Marine AH-1Z makes unplanned landing on Okinawa
AndNo one was hurt and the helicopter was not damaged when the pilots safely landed the aircraft on an isolated paved road at 7:30 p.m. local time, a III MEF news release says. The Viper belongs to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267.
That same day, another MV-22B had to land on reinforced cushions at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma when its landing gear failed.
The Marine Times.com
Even at entry to service back in the mid-2000s the ALAT was achieving > 70%.
* on-par or better than the AH-64s in theatre, which have had 30 years and a lot of US Army money invested in debugging them and sorting-out the logistics.
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Root core of the problems with Aussie Tigers lies with problems with EW and IFF system, as well as connectivity to other AD assets.. The Eurogrid datalink does not seem to like the idea to be integrated with US systems.. And then there's that rather embarrassing problem of faulty air conditioning and rocket pods detaching mid-flight but that doesn't seem to bother the European users
Anyway, ARH parts are being shipped to Europe for repairs which makes the thing rather expensive to operate (over $35k/hour). But I think Aussies will have to wait until the F-35s arrive in order to learn what expensive really means.
The ARHs also haven't yet been cleared for Canberra-class amphibious assault ships, but that was connected to their late delivery and subsequent delays in maritime trials of the Tiger rather than anything else..
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Norwegian crash probe focuses on H225 gearbox design requirements
Source:SHT air accident investigation body is focusing its probe into the fatal crash of an Airbus Helicopters H225 on the “robustness” of design requirements of the second-stage planet gear in the H225’s epicyclic module, cyclic
Elbit to upgrade Mi-17 helos of 'Asia-Pacific' country
Source:The project is valued at USD110 million, including post-upgrade maintenance, and will see the avionics of "dozens of helicopters" modernised with new systems, Elbit said in a statement. While the specifics of the upgrade were not disclosed, it is understood to be centred on the company's Aviator Night-Vision Imaging System/Head-Up Display (ANVIS/HUD) 24T system for helicopters.
Swap Afghan's 46 Mi17s with 53 BlackHawks ?
Source:The Defense Department has requested roughly $815 million dollars to bolster the Afghan air force's offensive and lethal capabilities. Those funds include the purchase and modification of 53 UH-60 Blackhawks and 30 additional armed MD-530 attack helicopters, six more A-29 fixed wing turboprop attack aircraft, five AC-208 fixed wing aircraft, an armed variant of the C-208s currently in use by the Afghan Air Force, according to a DoD spokesperson.
10 ship CV-22 formation (SOS - USAF)
Source:Four CV-22s from the 20th Special Operations Squadron based at Cannon AFB in New Mexico and six from the 8th Special Operations Squadron based at Hurlburt Field in Florida combined forces to perform an unprecedented ten ship flyover of Hurlburt Field on Friday.
HAL LUH display at Aero India
HAL LCH flight display at Aero India
First German military helicopter NH90 arrived in Mali
Source:An NH90 helicopter configured for medical evacuation was flown to Bamako, Mali, on 27 January by an Antonov An-124-100 of Volga-Dnepr Airlines, reports IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly, which notes that it will be followed by three more NH90s and four Tigers. After arriving in Bamako, the helicopters will fly 1 200 km to Gao in support of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
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