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Kirtland AFB to receive new CSAR fleet

Kirtland AFB to receive new CSAR fleet

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced today that Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) will receive a new combat search and rescue helicopter fleet to replace current aging aircraft. In his announcement at the base, Senator Heinrich underscored that KAFB will be the first Air Force installation in… Read more »

Source: Senator Martin Heinrich, 06-Jun-16

M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services LP; Denton, Texas, has been awarded an estimated $12,028,752 modification (P00008) to exercise an option to previously awarded contract FA3002-15-C-0004. Contractor will provide aircrew and maintenance services for the CV-22 aircraft, UH-1N and HH-60G helicopters, associated engines, and mission support equipment of the 58th Maintenance Group. Work will be performed at Kirtland… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jan-16

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L-3 Vertex awarded $11M contract option for heli maintenance at Kirtland AFB

L-3 Vertex awarded $11M contract option for heli maintenance at Kirtland AFB

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison Miss., has been awarded an $11,094,779 modification (P00043) to exercise option four of the existing contract (FA3002-10-C-0001) for helicopter maintenance. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB), N.M., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2014. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-13

FlightSafety HH-60G Pave Hawk simulator enters service at Kirtland AFB

FlightSafety HH-60G Pave Hawk simulator enters service at Kirtland AFB

FlightSafety is pleased to announce that its new Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter simulator has entered service at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support (ATARS) program. ATARS prime contractor Lockheed Martin and FlightSafety designed the weapons systems trainer to prepare HH-60G aircrews… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 21-May-12

2 Kirtland AFB helicopter pilots earn DFC for action in Afghanistan

2 Kirtland AFB helicopter pilots earn DFC for action in Afghanistan

Two Air Force helicopter pilots who braved enemy fire to rescue wounded soldiers from battlefields in Afghanistan were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with valor on Friday. The medals were awarded to Capt. Marcus Maris, 37, of Raleigh, N.C., and Capt. Christopher Palmer, 31, of Cincinnati, at a Kirtland Air Force Base ceremony. Maris earned… Read more »

Source: US Army, 22-Apr-12

Boeing to Upgrade CV-22 Trainer With Virtual Reality Enhancements

Boeing to Upgrade CV-22 Trainer With Virtual Reality Enhancements

Boeing and Bell have received a contract from the U.S. Navy to upgrade the CV-22 Cabin Part Task Trainer with modifications including an Aircrew Flight Simulation that deploys a fused reality system that fuses video images with virtual reality. The upgrade will be delivered to Air Force Special Operations Command, 58th Training Squadron at Kirtland… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 02-Nov-09