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Relocation for the British Army Helicopter Force

Relocation for the British Army Helicopter Force

Defence officials and commanders of the British Army are underway with plans to relocate their attack helicopter forces. Currently the forces are in East Anglia and they hope to move them to a newer base that is closer to the Salisbury Plain training centre. Included in this plan is to downsize of the number of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-17

British Wildcats Struggle with Data Transfer

British Wildcats Struggle with Data Transfer

The British Military have been using their new Leonardo Wildcat helicopters for two years, even though they still do not have a tactical data link (TDL) capability installed. This means the crew have had to use voice communication, via radios or other media such as USB sticks to transfer the needed information. Due to budget… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-17

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Discovery Air Defence and Inzpire Join Forces to Deliver Air Support to the British Armed Forces

Discovery Air Defence and Inzpire Join Forces to Deliver Air Support to the British Armed Forces

Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. (“DA Defence”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., and Inzpire Ltd. have joined forces to bid for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Air Support to Defence Operational Training (“ASDOT”) programme. The two companies will combine their unique capabilities in the live air training environment to deliver the most… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air Defence, 21-Feb-17

Bristow Group Names Government Portfolio Director

Bristow Group Names Government Portfolio Director

Bristow Group today announced that Carl Dixon has joined Bristow as Director, Government Portfolio. Dixon will lead Bristow’s activity to build its global search and rescue (SAR) business, engaging with governments and public sector institutions around the world. Dixon has a military background; as Air-Vice Marshal, he served as Commander of the UK Joint Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 17-Apr-15

Army drone nearly downed RAF AW101 Merlin during exercise

Army drone nearly downed RAF AW101 Merlin during exercise

The British Army almost brought down a troop-carrying RAF helicopter when one of its own drones flew within 60ft of the giant aircraft, a report found. See Full Story

Source: Telegraph, 12-Jan-15

Apache and Sea King in separate near misses with UK military UAVs

Apache and Sea King in separate near misses with UK military UAVs

An Apache and a Sea King came close to hitting the much smaller drone spy aircraft – while it was being flown remotely by a soldier on the ground. The near collisions on Salisbury Plain in February involved the small Desert Hawk drone

Source: BBC, 05-Oct-10