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  • Tango III
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    • Sep 2006
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    French Navy Receives First Upgraded Lynx WG-13 Helicopters

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    • Tango III
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      • Sep 2006
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      Russia’s Aerospace Force to get most advanced attack helicopters by yearend

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      • Tango III
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        • Sep 2006
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        Israeli ground forces prefer Chinook over CH-53K

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        • Tango III
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          • Sep 2006
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          CH-53K marks heavy-lift milestone

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          • Tango III
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            • Sep 2006
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            The US Army has signed for a further 35 Airbus Helicopters UH-72A Lakota.

            US Army signs for additional Lakota helos

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            • Tango III
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              • Sep 2006
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              Brazilian Army eyes US SuperCobra helicopters

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              • TomcatViP
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                • Nov 2011
                • 6122

                CH-53K concluded critical enveloppe expansion test when lifting 36000lb:



                Lockheed Martin has announced the completion of envelope expansion flight tests of the Sikorsky-built CH-53K King Stallion helicopter at a facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.
                The CH-53K aircraft lifted a 36,000-pound external payload during a flight demonstration held Feb. 10 at Sikorsky’s facility in Florida, Lockheed said Wednesday.
                “This aircraft is mechanically and technologically amazing. It fits directly into the National Defense Strategy as far as heavy lift for distributed operations in whatever theater you’re talking about.
                “We’ve got about 800 hours on the airplane right now in the test sequence and we are working through all the reliability issues early on.
                “We have frontloaded reliability and spares of this airplane. It is meeting quite — when I say it gets the Marine and naval force off our amphibious ships or wherever you are in a manner which cannot be accomplished by any other aircraft in DOD.
                “We have KPP for 110 nautical miles lifting up 27,000 pounds. We’ve met that. As a matter of fact, we just lifted 36,000 pounds with this airplane the other day. That’s the highest.
                “Now, I won’t want to argue with our Russian counterparts because they’ve got a helicopter that might have lifted more than that, but in the free world that’s the largest lift of any helicopter that we’ve done.
                “So it is performing to that level that allows us as we look at the things that we are buying like the JLTV, and we just lifted one the other day that was 19,000 pounds. We’re able to lift that with ease.
                “We’re able to dual lift Humvees, full up armored Humvees. So that capability allows maneuver on the battlefield.
                “I think another thing I’ll say just for the logistics experts in here is we built that thing to be able to slide in 463L pallets. Those are the standard DOD pallets, so you can park a C-17, C-130, no tail-to-tail with this thing.
                “You just roll pallets off right into the back of this helicopter and you can’t do that with any other system….
                “It’s composite. It is fly by wire. It is one of those helicopters you can fly hands off and it’s really going to help us in another area that we have challenges with over the years.
                “That’s a degraded visual environment zero visual conditions in the desert. So that stability, that helicopter will help us greatly in that environment.”
                Sources:
                ExecutiveBiz.com
                SecondLineOfDefense.com
                Last edited by TomcatViP; 14th March 2018, 14:38.

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                • Tango III
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                  • Sep 2006
                  • 25370

                  Qatar signs contract for 28 NH90s, including 16 NH90 TTH and 12 NH90 NFH. Agreement also covers purchase of 16 H125s for the Qatar Armed Forces Air Academy



                  https://twitter.com/G_Steuer/status/973896455281881089

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                  • Tango III
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                    • Sep 2006
                    • 25370

                    Chilean Air Force confirms delivery timeline for Black Hawk helos

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                    • Tango III
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                      • Sep 2006
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                      Defiant undergoing rigorous testing prior to first flight this year

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                      • Tango III
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                        • Sep 2006
                        • 25370

                        US Army begins process to replace manufactured MH-47G Block 1 Chinooks with Block 2 newbuilds


                        The US Army Special Operations Command currently fields 69 MH-47G Block 1 Chinooks, 61 of which are
                        remanufactured airframes. The army is to move ahead with plans to replace these remanufactured Block
                        1 aircraft with newbuild Block 2s.

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                        • Tango III
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                          • Sep 2006
                          • 25370

                          U.S. Black Hawk Helicopter Crashes in Western Iraq, Pentagon Says

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                          • TomcatViP
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                            • Nov 2011
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                            H160 @ Heli-Expo (to follow this post): Airbus sold only 4 H160 = 8% of its total order during the expo).

                            The orders announced at the show include:
                            25 EC145e helicopters for Metro Aviation
                            4 H125s for Helicopter Travel Munich
                            7 H125s and 3 H130s for Heliflite
                            1 ACH130 for Auto Panther
                            1 H125 for Noevir Aviation Inc.
                            1 H135 for Nakanihon Air Service
                            3 H145s for Boston MedFlight
                            1 H175 for Transportes Areos Pegaso
                            4 ACH160s for an undisclosed North American customer
                            EDIT 040418:
                            One more for a undisclosed customer in Brazil
                            As of today a total of 5 airframe are contracted.


                            EDIT 050418:
                            Interestingly there was none reported sales after the ILA airshow in Berlin

                            Source:
                            Verticalmag.com
                            Last edited by TomcatViP; 6th May 2018, 14:42. Reason: updtae and follow-on

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                            • Tango III
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                              • Sep 2006
                              • 25370

                              Brazil boosts Seahawk operations

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                              • Tango III
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                                • Sep 2006
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                                Russian Copter-Based Electronic Jammer Spotted in Syria for the 1st Time

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                                • Tango III
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                                  • Sep 2006
                                  • 25370

                                  Germany studies market for Sea Lynx replacement

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                                  • Tango III
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                                    • Sep 2006
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                                    Mi-35P Cyprus helicopters after repair in Russia.



                                    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/846772....hread=49061300

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                                    • AndyMarden
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                                      • Jun 2009
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                                      Not sure how the above post qualifies as news. It's nearly four years old....

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                                      • Tango III
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                                        • Sep 2006
                                        • 25370

                                        US Army ups Lakota helo buy again

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                                        • Tango III
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                                          • Sep 2006
                                          • 25370

                                          The order is for a mixture of Н145, Н125 and Н225 models.

                                          Ukraine signs deal with France to buy 55 Airbus helicopters

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