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  • Tango III
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    • Sep 2006
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    Cyclone Helicopters to Reach Full Operating Capability In 2025: DND (excerpt)

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    • Tango III
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      • Sep 2006
      • 25360

      Russia’s Defense Ministry to Receive First 10-20 Mi-38 Helicopters

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      • TomcatViP
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        • Nov 2011
        • 6008

        Have a look at the edito...
        It is deeply saddening to see Def-Aero, an otherwise highly informative website, being haunted like this by The editor...
        Last edited by TomcatViP; 7th September 2016, 22:05.

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        • SpudmanWP
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          • Jan 2009
          • 5274

          Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
          Have a look at the edito...
          Think this is bad, have you seen his latest F-35 "note"?

          (EDITOR’S NOTE: It should be noted that the performance of the F-35’s helmet described above is what the helmet is supposed to do, not its demonstrated performance.
          A wide gulf remains between the two, as repeatedly reported by the Pentagon’s own director of Operational Test & Evaluation.
          Also worthy of note is that the F-35’s price as reported above – $148m to $337m each -- is still a very long way from the $85m average that Lockheed Martin claims the F-35 will cost in 2019.)
          If you can't even understand the difference between WSC? ($148) and RecFlyaway ($85) or that the $85 only applies to the F-35A and not the B or C... how does this guy have a job?

          He is also wrong in his assessment of what the helmet can do (as of F-35A Block3i & Gen3 helmet).

          btw, The WSC has not been in the $148 range for years. As of the FY2017 budget it's $113.
          Last edited by SpudmanWP; 7th September 2016, 22:12.
          "The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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          • TomcatViP
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            • Nov 2011
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            Oh yes, I had... But couldn't write something here without fully restraining myself from staying totally correct. Sadly def-Aero is on the verge to be yet another def blog... Privately maintained, at least would it seems. The question being, what the heck do they need an editorial team if there are no variety of opinion, not even mentioning objectivity?
            Last edited by TomcatViP; 9th September 2016, 05:28.

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            • TomcatViP
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              • Nov 2011
              • 6008

              Airbus Helicopters edges closer to Polish H225M deal

              Despite April’s fatal crash in Norway of a commercial H225 and subsequent European Aviation Safety Agency grounding of the type for civil operations, Faury says this has not impacted on the Polish negotiations. Military customers continue to fly the platform, he notes.

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              FlightGlobal.com
              Last edited by TomcatViP; 9th September 2016, 04:53.

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              • BlackArcher
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                • Dec 2010
                • 4235

                HAL Light Utility Helicopter first flight

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                • Tango III
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Sep 2006
                  • 25360

                  Leonardo-Finmeccanica and the Algerian Ministry of National Defence to Establish a Joint Company to Manufacture Helicopters

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                  • Tango III
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                    • Sep 2006
                    • 25360

                    El Salvador to modernise its UH-1Hs to Huey 2s

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                    • halloweene
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                      • Jan 2012
                      • 4326

                      Did Aussie gov compare european built tigers to those built in Australia? Beacause some Airbus Helicopters employees were privately catastrophed by aussie's industrialarrogance and incompetence (note : i didn't mean they are right) and are wishing loads of luck to DCNS...

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                      • TomcatViP
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Nov 2011
                        • 6008

                        Originally posted by halloweene View Post
                        Did Aussie gov compare european built tigers to those built in Australia? Beacause some Airbus Helicopters employees were privately catastrophed by aussie's industrialarrogance and incompetence (note : i didn't mean they are right) and are wishing loads of luck to DCNS...
                        Fingerpointing won't help. Those in charge have to assume their responsibilities. Managing, providing services is not only to get a bigger check.

                        Charging 500+M$ a year for putting 3 helicopter on average in the air should have ringed all the bell alarms at every level of the management chain. From tip to toes.

                        C'mon Hallow, this is not supposed to be a sand pit contest.
                        Last edited by TomcatViP; 14th September 2016, 21:10.

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                        • Tango III
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                          • Sep 2006
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                          Spanish Army receives its first NH90 helicopters

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                          • Tango III
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                            • Sep 2006
                            • 25360

                            Russia to export helicopters to four African countries in 2016-2017

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                            • halloweene
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2012
                              • 4326

                              Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
                              Fingerpointing won't help. Those in charge have to assume their responsibilities. Managing, providing services is not only to get a bigger check.

                              Charging 500+M$ a year for putting 3 helicopter on average in the air should have ringed all the bell alarms at every level of the management chain. From tip to toes.

                              C'mon Hallow, this is not supposed to be a sand pit contest.
                              Absolutely. F-35 would win hands down (in terms of availability, delays and cost over runs). That's why i am so relieved our tigers function properly. As you said, management chain should have ringed alarms. Including on aussie side. What is wrong with THEIR Tigers which isn't with french ones?

                              Btw, without ^pointing it would be interesting to have compared stats of the 4 built in Europe to the 18 built in Australia. And if those do not perform aswell, it could ALSO be the fault of Airbus Helicopters during ToT.
                              Last edited by halloweene; 15th September 2016, 05:35.

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                              • Tango III
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                                • Sep 2006
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                                Iraq integrating APKWS on IA-407s

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                                • Tango III
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                                  • Sep 2006
                                  • 25360

                                  Air Force gets ball rolling on UH-1N Huey replacement

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                                  • Tango III
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                                    • Sep 2006
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                                    AAD 2016: Huey II making inroads in Africa

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                                    • Tango III
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                                      • Sep 2006
                                      • 25360

                                      Deliveries of Spanish NH90s gather pace

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                                      • Tango III
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Sep 2006
                                        • 25360

                                        Russia to Supply 12 Mi-35M Helicopters to Nigeria by 2018

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                                        • Tango III
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Sep 2006
                                          • 25360

                                          [Meredith subbing]US Army's new Apache scout squads add capability, but also complexity

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