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CH-53E Super Stallion Mission Data Extender (MDE)

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, MD. — The Mission Data Extender team (MDE) installed on CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopter is breaking new ground for naval aviation. In December 2023, H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters Program Office (PMA-261) started installation of a first-ever fully integrated, hard-mounted commercial off-the-shelf tablet functioning as a primary mission display on Leer másCH-53E Super Stallion Mission Data Extender (MDE)[…]

Preparing the CH-47F Chinook helicopter to DVEPS capabilities

Redstone Arsenal, Ala. – The Aviation Architecture and Environment Exploitation Product Office and the Cargo Helicopter Project Office conducted product familiarization and flight demonstrations of the Degraded Visual Environment Pilotage System (DVEPS) onboard a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Redstone Army Airfield July 24-26, 2023. DVEPS is a situational awareness system that provides aircrews with Leer másPreparing the CH-47F Chinook helicopter to DVEPS capabilities[…]

Lockheed Martin conducts first flight in U-2 Avionics Tech Refresh

PALMDALE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2023 — Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® and the US Air Force completed the first flight of the U-2 Dragon Lady’s Avionics Tech Refresh (ATR) program. The successful first flight tested the new advanced capabilities aboard the U-2 as part of the ATR contract, including: During this mission the aircraft successfully performed a low-altitude Leer másLockheed Martin conducts first flight in U-2 Avionics Tech Refresh[…]

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office adds one Bell 407GXi

Fort Worth, TX (14 March 2023) – Bell Textron Inc. announced the purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi aircraft to St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office (SJSO). The Bell 407GXi helicopter will join the Aviation Operations Unit to serve the citizens of St. Augustine, Florida and surrounding counties. “St. Johns County has selected to replace its Bell Leer másSt. Johns County Sheriff’s Office adds one Bell 407GXi[…]

Netherlands Coastguard AW189 crew rescue 2 sailors in one night

A Bristow AW189 helicopter aircrew from Netherlands Coastguard rescue two sailors in different missions during the same night, on January 15. During the early hours of January 15, the Netherlands Coastguard mobilized on-call aircrew to respond to the emergency call of a man overboard about 3.5 nautical miles offshore. The AW189 helicopter aircrew took off Leer másNetherlands Coastguard AW189 crew rescue 2 sailors in one night[…]

Robins Air Force Base opens new MQ-9 Reaper facility

Story by Joseph Mather / 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new MQ-9 Reaper aircraft electronics repair facility at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, July 12, 2022. The ribbon cutting ceremony is part of the collective depot activation efforts for the MQ-9 Leer másRobins Air Force Base opens new MQ-9 Reaper facility[…]

Northrop Grumman UH-60V OpenLift ready for all-weather operations

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – April 18, 2022 – The UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, enabled by the Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed (NYSE: NOC) OpenLift architecture, has been granted an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Airworthiness Release by the U.S. Army Systems Readiness Directorate. This will allow pilots to fly the UH-60V under all meteorological conditions. “Achieving IFR airworthiness Leer másNorthrop Grumman UH-60V OpenLift ready for all-weather operations[…]

Bell Textron delivery a Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department

Fort Worth, TX (29 March 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department (OPD). Bell completed this delivery to OPD in February and the aircraft is now in operation by the Air Support Unit. “Complete with the latest law enforcement equipment, the Leer másBell Textron delivery a Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department[…]

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