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SIEPU, the next US Marines Bell H-1 helicopter upgrade

AMARILLO, Texas – The Bell H-1 platform will receive a Structural Improvement Electrical Power Upgrade (SIEPU) to optimize the aircraft to improve mission capabilities, aircrew safety, and interoperability by increasing the electrical power capacity and support the integration of additional cabin capabilities. The first unit, an AH-1Z Viper, has arrived at Bell Amarillo Assembly Center to Leer másSIEPU, the next US Marines Bell H-1 helicopter upgrade[…]

Leonardo unveils AWHero RUAS new developments

Rome, 05/06/2023 – Leonardo unveiled today the latest developments for its 200 kg class AWHero RUAS (Rotary Uncrewed Aerial System) during an official ceremony held at SEAFUTURE 2023 (La Spezia – Italy) on board Italian Navy’s (Marina Militare) Paolo Thaon di Revel PPA (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura – Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessel). The unveiling was carried Leer másLeonardo unveils AWHero RUAS new developments[…]

Tennessee National Guard Search And Rescue training

Story by Tech. Sgt. Teri Eicher, 134th Air Refueling Wing A Tennessee National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrew, from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion, touch down during a Search And Rescue exercise with civilian agencies in Pickett Civilian Conservation Corps Memorial State Park. Nearby, groups of Tennessee National Guard soldiers gathered with members of the Leer másTennessee National Guard Search And Rescue training[…]

US Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first EABO exercise

SAN DIEGO – Aug. 17, 2022 – U.S. Navy’s autonomous, runway-independent helicopter system Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout successfully completed the Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) concept, providing persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (ISR&T) capabilities. “Fire Scout is the Navy’s only unmanned helicopter with the ability to deploy from a ship or land with Leer másUS Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first EABO exercise[…]

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[…]

Bristow and Elroy Air signs LOI for 100 Chaparral VTOL aircraft

San Francisco and Houston, July 13, 2022 — Bristow Group and Elroy Air has signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) for 100 Chaparral hybrid-electric cargo VTOL aircraft. The Chaparral will be the first of its kind vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft dedicated to cargo movement to be introduced into Bristow’s aircraft fleet. Bristow plans to Leer másBristow and Elroy Air signs LOI for 100 Chaparral VTOL aircraft[…]

CBP-AMO seize 1.3 tons of cocaine in eastern Pacific

WASHINGTON D.C. — An CBP-AMO (Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations) National Air Security Operations MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) crewed by AMO personnel and Coast Guard (USCG) members worked with Joint Interagency Task Force South and international partners to seize 2,646 pounds of cocaine and detain three people in the Eastern Pacific on Leer másCBP-AMO seize 1.3 tons of cocaine in eastern Pacific[…]

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