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Mom, RV adventurer makes Air Force Reserve Rescue history

Mom, RV adventurer makes Air Force Reserve Rescue history

Individuals start businesses, build monuments and create beautiful artwork to gain recognition and to kick start their own legacies. However, sometimes people do amazing things that were never a part of their agenda to begin with. Citizen Airman Maj. Jennifer Orton is one of those people. Most days she spends her time caring for her… Read more »

Source: 920th Rescue Wing, 18-Jan-17

Sikorsky picks Rockwell Collins avionics for combat rescue UH-60W

Sikorsky picks Rockwell Collins avionics for combat rescue UH-60W

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Sikorsky for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program. Rockwell Collins will provide state-of-the art avionics and mission equipment to the next generation of combat rescue helicopters, including the cockpit flight and mission display system, navigation radios and the advanced ARC-210 V/UHF communication system. “In the midst… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 16-Sep-15

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Canadian CSAR capability not a priority at this time

Canadian CSAR capability not a priority at this time

Most Canadians are aware that Canada possesses a sophisticated search and rescue capability, with its aircraft and helicopters primarily flown by Canada’s Air Force.  See Full Story

Source: Ottawa Citizen, 30-Apr-15

Elbit to supply helicopter DIRCM Systems to an Asian Army

Elbit to supply helicopter DIRCM Systems to an Asian Army

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it was awarded a contract from an Asian Army (“Customer”) to provide the mini MUSIC™ IR MWS based DIRCM systems for the Customer’s Blackhawk helicopters. The contract will be performed during 2015 and is in an amount that is not material to Elbit… Read more »

Source: Elbit, 20-Jan-15

Lockheed Martin awarded $468M for CSAR and Marine One Programs

Lockheed Martin awarded $468M for CSAR and Marine One Programs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Omnibus spending bill – a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $368,086,000 for the Presidential Helicopter program and $100 million for the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program, two major helicopter construction projects being… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 15-Dec-14

Airbus Helicopters hands over Indonesia’s first CSAR EC725

Airbus Helicopters hands over Indonesia’s first CSAR EC725

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the first of six EC725 rotorcraft acquired by Indonesia for combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions. Present at Airbus Helicopters’ Marignane, France facility to accept the aircraft included members of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, the Indonesian Air Force, as well as PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI). The 11-ton twin-engine helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Nov-14

First Flight for Italian Air Force AW101

First Flight for Italian Air Force AW101

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first AW101 for the Italian Air Force, designated the HH-101A “CAESAR”, made its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility in the UK today at the presence of the Italian Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Pasquale Preziosa, the Italian Ambassador Domenico Terracciano, the Director of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Mar-14

GAO criticises DoD’s handling of Combat Rescue Helicopter Program

GAO criticises DoD’s handling of Combat Rescue Helicopter Program

DOD’s rationale for waiving WSARA’s competitive prototyping requirement for CRH addresses one of the two bases provided in the statute; namely that the cost of producing competitive prototypes exceeds the expected life-cycle benefits (in constant dollars) of producing the prototypes. The CRH program’s acquisition strategy, which anticipates integrating an existing, in-production and flight-proven aircraft with… Read more »

Source: GAO, 19-Mar-13

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Northrop Grumman and AgustaWestland team for USAF CSAR and US Navy “Marine One” Programs

Northrop Grumman and AgustaWestland team for USAF CSAR and US Navy “Marine One” Programs

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company (FNC IM, SIFI.MI) announced today that they have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to respond to anticipated requests for both the new Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter and the Navy’s recently announced program to develop a new “Marine One” Presidential Helicopter. A US built helicopter based… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 18-Sep-12

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USAF launches CSAR acquisition process to replace HH-60G

USAF launches CSAR acquisition process to replace HH-60G

More than 30 potential civilian contract companies were in attendance during Industrial Days sponsored by the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Jan. 9-11. The event, hosted by the Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter Program, gave potential contractors a glimpse into the service’s plans to replace the aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters…. Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 05-Feb-12

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Boeing: German CSAR selection process slips into 2011

Boeing: German CSAR selection process slips into 2011

The selection process for Germany’s combat search and rescue helicopter requirement may slip into the first quarter of next year, a top Boeing executive says.

Source: Flightglobal, 04-Nov-10

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AgustaWestland HH-71 contends for USAF CSAR program

AgustaWestland HH-71 contends for USAF CSAR program

AgustaWestland North America, Inc. announces that it has responded to the U.S. Air Force’s request for information, offering the operationally-proven HH-71 for critical combat search and rescue missions. “We believe the HH-71, based on the combat-proven AW101, offers a robust platform that addresses the U.S. Air Force’s combat search and rescue mission needs, without compromise,”… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Sep-10

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French host CSAR training exercise

CSAR units from across Europe have gathered at Cazaux airbase in South West France for a Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardisation Course.

Source: Rotorhub, 18-Sep-09

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Study: US Air Force CSAR should grow, not shrink

The Air Force needs 171 rescue helicopters to meet the requests of the service and joint combatant commanders, according to a report by the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency.

Source: Air Force Times, 11-Sep-09

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U.S. Air Force leaders worry about future of CSAR mission

Source: Press & Sun Bulletin, 06-May-09

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US CSAR competition demise leaves companies guessing

Source: Reuters, 11-Apr-09

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New administration, economy and budget concerns could all delay U.S. Air Force CSAR program

Source: Connecticut Post, 09-Feb-09

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Boeing Submits HH-47 Combat Search and Rescue Proposal to U.S. Air Force

Source: Boeing, 07-Jan-08

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