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  • Tango III
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    • Sep 2006
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    Boeing Delivers First CH-47F Chinook Helicopter to Indian Air Force

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    • Tango III
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      • Sep 2006
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      In focus: the Wildcat multi role helicopter in service with the Royal Navy.



      https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/in-...he-royal-navy/

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      • Tango III
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        • Sep 2006
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        The AgustaWestland AW-159 "Wildcat".

        PH Navy's first 2 anti-submarine choppers to arrive in May


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        • Tango III
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          • Sep 2006
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          Belgian helicopters for French Navy. As well as an overhaul contract, NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen) also managed a contract for the training of French Navy helicopter pilots

          https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/stat...40380270956544

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          • Tango III
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            • Sep 2006
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            Brazil eye to upgrade Fennec AvEx and AS365K2 helicopters

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            • Tango III
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              • Sep 2006
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              TsAGI completed trials of VRT500 rotors

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              • Tango III
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                • Sep 2006
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                Australia begins SOF helo transition from Black Hawk to MRH90

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                • Tango III
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                  • Sep 2006
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                  US Army upbeat on future armed scout contest


                  Design issues delay badly needed Combat Rescue Helicopter

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                  • TomcatViP
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                    • Nov 2011
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                    'Huge effort' yields Tiger, MRH90 performance boost for Australia

                    collaborative" approach with Airbus Helicopters has driven availability and ironed out performance issues, he says. Full operational capability was declared in 2016 and the army's fleet has now passed 32,000 flight hours; 4,000h were accumulated in 2018 alone.

                    "It is now a capable platform and one that can be relied upon, but it has been quite a journey we have had to drive it really hard," says King.

                    "It has suffered from low confidence and poor public opinion for many years now. We are slowly but surely beginning to turn this around."

                    Similar efforts were required on the MRH90 Taipan the majority of its 47-unit order assembled locally by Airbus Helicopters subsidiary Australian Aerospace to address low availability levels and the "high rate of effort" required to keep the fleet operational.

                    "We planned to be a world follower we would let a number of other countries lead the world in how they operate this aircraft and learn all the lessons," says King.

                    Instead, Canberra again ended up as a fleet leader: it has accumulated almost 35,000h nearly 15,000h more than any other country.
                    [...]
                    However, King stresses that the so-called capability assurance programme is limited in scope, and "we are not looking to expand that into an upgrade" such as the Tiger Mk III enhancement currently being defined for France and Germany.
                    Source:
                    FlightGlobal.com

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                    • TomcatViP
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                      • Nov 2011
                      • 5859

                      Originally posted by Tango III View Post
                      Isn't this the only rigid rotor targeted for the civilian market (since the 80's)?

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                      • Tango III
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                        • Sep 2006
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                        During Military Exercises yesterday, a Venezuelan Mi-35 Attack helicopter crashed near El Pao, Cojedes State, Venezuela. El Pao is about 35 miles south of Valencia



                        https://twitter.com/ConflictsW/statu...87831088607232

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                        • Cherry Ripe
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                          • Jul 2009
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                          Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post

                          Isn't this the only rigid rotor targeted for the civilian market (since the 80's)?
                          If you disregard the EC-135 as a variant of the Bo 105.

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                          • TomcatViP
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                            • Nov 2011
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                            my (big) mistake. Thank you.

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                            • Tango III
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                              • Sep 2006
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                              UK Merlin Mk4/4a programme hit by delays

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                              • Tango III
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                                • Sep 2006
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                                NHI showcases hybrid MTT variant of NH90 helo for maritime ops


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                                • Tango III
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                                  • Sep 2006
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                                  Sikorsky stays defiant over SB-1 helicopter prospects

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                                  • TomcatViP
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                                    • Nov 2011
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                                    Raytheon looks to install F-35s DAS on helicopters

                                    The Advanced Distributed Aperture System was designed to function similarly, allowing pilots to artificially see through the helicopter's cockpit floor or behind to the tail rotor.

                                    Pilots now have a 360 view of their surroundings. Multiple infrared cameras and projected graphics enable aircrews to act quickly while staying out of danger, the company said in 2012 marketing materials. When landing in tight quarters [the Advanced Distributed Aperture System] enables pilots to see through brownouts of blowing dust, maneuver around poles, trees and wires, and safely drop into confined areas.

                                    The system also incorporated a kind of 3-D audio, which is meant to help pilots keep track of different warning and alert notifications, by assigning the noises various positions around a pilots head.

                                    During an attack, visual cues and 3-D audio tell the pilot the kind and relative position of incoming weapons, says the marketing material.

                                    Source:
                                    FlightGlobal.com

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                                    • Tango III
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                                      • Sep 2006
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                                      US seeks used 212 helo for Uruguay


                                      One of two Uruguayan Bell 212 helicopters currently deployed to the DRC in support of the UN MONUSCO mission.
                                      The US is looking for a used 212 to give to Uruguay, although it is unclear if this will add to the UN mission or replace
                                      one of the two helicopters already there.

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                                      • Tango III
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                                        • Sep 2006
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                                        12 AH-1Z aircraft for the kingdom of Bahrain.

                                        Bell Wins $240M Order for Bahrain AH-1Z Viper

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                                        • Tango III
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                                          • Sep 2006
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                                          Dramatic footage shows Ethiopian military helicopter crash

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