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NZ Seasprite makes first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel

NZ Seasprite makes first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel

One of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) newly acquired fleet of Seasprite helicopters will help transport 23 government staff and about seven tonnes of vital equipment and supplies to the remote Kermadec Islands on its first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel (OPV). An SH-2G (I) Seasprite, one of eight that are… Read more »

Source: NZDF, 22-Sep-16

New Zealand commences SH-2G simulator training

New Zealand commences SH-2G simulator training

Today at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) annual forum, CAE announced it has commenced the provision of maintenance and support services on the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) SH-2G(I) helicopter synthetic training devices. The NZDF recently recommissioned a SH-2G(I) Full-Mission Flight Simulator (FMFS), which was acquired as part of the acquisition of ten… Read more »

Source: CAE, 18-Nov-15

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Peru to acquire five Seasprite helicopters

Peru to acquire five Seasprite helicopters

The governments of Peru and Canada have recently signed an accord that will allow the Andean nation to acquire up to five Seasprite multipurpose helicopters for the Peruvian Navy. See Full Story

Source: Andina, 14-Oct-14

Nigeria considers purchase of H-46 and H-2 helicopters

Nigeria considers purchase of H-46 and H-2 helicopters

The US Marine Corps have recently issued a photo release with the two images accompanying this article.  The brief description of them was as follows:- Members of the Nigerian Navy board a U.S. Marine Corps HH-46E for a search and rescue flight demonstration during a visit Feb. 4 with Naval Air Systems Command’s Specialized and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Mar-14

Kaman reports 2013 Q2 results

Kaman reports 2013 Q2 results

HeliHub.com editor note – these are extracts from the full release, which includes the financial statements Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We achieved strong overall results for the second quarter led by the performance at Aerospace and the sequential improvement in operating profit at Distribution. Aerospace delivered an operating profit… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 31-Jul-13

New England Air Museum adds Seasprite

New England Air Museum adds Seasprite

The New England Air Museum Thursday unveiled its newest addition to its collection of aircraft, a SH-2F Seasprite helicopter (see full story)

Source: Granbys Patch, 21-Feb-12

Kaman awarded $12M to support Egyptian SH-2G Seasprites

Kaman awarded $12M to support Egyptian SH-2G Seasprites

Kaman Aerospace Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., is being awarded an $11,978,497 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering technical services in support of four Egyptian Air Force 5H-2G(E) aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Services to be provided include aircraft, structural and system inspections, and repairs. Work will be performed in Bloomfield, Conn., and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Oct-11

Ecuador requests two SH-2Gs

Ecuador requests two SH-2Gs

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Ecuador of refurbishment of 2 SH-2G  Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $60 million. The Government of Ecuador has requested a possible sale for the refurbishment of two SH-2G… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 29-Sep-11

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Kaman awarded $18M contract to support Egyptian SH-2 fleet

Kaman awarded $18M contract to support Egyptian SH-2 fleet

Kaman Aerospace Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed value of $18,125,727 for engineering technical services in support of the Egyptian Air Force’s H-2 program under the Foreign Military Sales program. Services to be provided include in-country support for operational mission requirements. Work will be performed in Bloomfield, Conn…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Nov-10

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Eleven SH-2G Super Seasprites For Sale, At A Discount

Eleven SH-2G Super Seasprites For Sale, At A Discount

There are 11 Kaman SH-2g(I) Super Seasprite helicopters sitting idle awaiting buyers inside an aircraft storage building at the Kaman Corp. campus in Bloomfield. These military aircraft were sold to the Australian government but were returned to Kaman who now has to re-sell them

Source: Hartford Courant, 20-Jan-10

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Seven nations eyeing ex-RAN SH-2G(I) says Kaman

Kaman says it does not expect to see a sale of former Australian SH-2G(I) Super Sea Sprite helicopters for at least another 12 months but is confirming that it is now in talks with seven countries on possible deals.

Source: Rotorhub, 02-Sep-09

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Kaman Helicopters Reaffirms Maritime Helicopter Program Safety and Effectiveness after ANAO Issues Audit Report

Source: Vertical, 23-Jun-09

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New details on Kaman SeaSprite financial settlement with Australia

New details on Kaman SeaSprite financial settlement with Australia

Australia has confirmed that the financial settlement with Kaman Aerospace allowing for transfer of the Royal Australian Navy’s eleven Super Seasprites back to the company was based on a bank guarantee rather than a cash payment.

Source: Rotorhub, 30-Apr-09

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Open door approach will prove SH-2G(I) says Kaman

Source: Rotorhub, 22-Apr-09

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Kaman Completes ITAS Testing; Seasprite Helicopter Program Advances

Source: Kaman, 22-Feb-09

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Kaman Delivers Upgraded Egyptian SH-2G(E) Seasprite Helicopter

Source: Kaman, 22-Feb-09

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