Afghanistanâ€™s National Army Air Corps is preparing to transition its Mi-35 Hind helicopters into an operational attack role for the first time with planning underway to allow their use in overwatch and convoy support missions.
Following the recent conversion of 17 aircraft to night vision compatibility, Rebetch has been chosen to modify an additional 32 aircraft for air medical transportation service provider, Air Evac EMS, Inc.
The new Squadron replaces the Lynx Operational Evaluation Unit (LOEU) and major changes are now on the horizon for the Lynx Helicopter Force with the anticipated arrival of the AW 159 Lynx Wildcat currently being built by Agusta Westland
The work on the 33 Pumas is expected to be done by Eurocopter Romania, but MPs are worried about the reaction of voters amid rising unemployment in Britain. The Government is said to favour switching the Â£250 million to Â£400 million contract from Eurocopter to AgustaWestland, which would upgrade the Royal Navy’s Sea Kings instead… Read more »
A SURGE in demand for the regionâ€™s air ambulance service has left the charity in desperate need of funds.Â The helicopters run by the Great North Air Ambulance Service were called out 154 times last month, compared to 75 times for April last year.