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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

Dismissal of Lithuanian Air Force Commander

Dismissal of Lithuanian Air Force Commander

Raimundas Karoblis, the Lithuanian Defence Minister has disclosed his decision regarding Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas. Navickas, who was suspended in November last year, is under investigation regarding two SAR helicopters being sent to Russia. The minister has decided that Navickas will not be allowed to return to duty once the investigation is over…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-17

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Australia commissions first two CH-47F Chinooks

Australia commissions first two CH-47F Chinooks

We are pleased to announce the commissioning into service of the first two CH-47F Chinook ‘Foxtrot’ helicopters. This Project, which represents an investment of $631 million in Australia’s safety and security, will deliver seven Chinook Foxtrots and two flight simulators, with all major equipment deliveries scheduled for completion by August 2015. These helicopters, which will… Read more »

Source: Department Of Defence Ministers, 07-May-15

Russian Defense Ministry Wants 100 ‘Arctic Terminator’ Helicopters

Russian Defense Ministry Wants 100 ‘Arctic Terminator’ Helicopters

The Defense Ministry wants up to 100 Mi-8 “Terminator” helicopters specially modified for service under the recently formed Arctic Command, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov was quoted by news agency TASS as saying Tuesday. See Full Story

Source: The Moscow Times, 30-Mar-15

British Prime Minister Cameron Praises Boeing-led Chinook Support Program

British Prime Minister Cameron Praises Boeing-led Chinook Support Program

British Prime Minister David Cameron praised Boeing [NYSE: BA] for providing excellent value, and a close partnership with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD), which led to a five-year extension of the contract under which Boeing supports the Royal Air Force’s Chinook helicopters. “The Chinook support contract represents significant value for money for what… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 18-Feb-15