Russia’s Ka-52 Helicopter Gunship to be Upgraded with Long-Range Missiles

Click here to read the full article. The Russian military’s Kamov Ka-52M upgraded combat helicopter is set to complete state trails by the fall of 2022, which will see it armed with a new long-range cruise missile codenamed “item 306.” Details about the upgrade program were posted on the Russian government’s procurement website last week […]

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Kobe Bryant helicopter didn’t suffer engine failure, but cause still unclear

The helicopter that crashed last month in Calabasas, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, showed no signs of engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. The news comes as federal investigators continue to investigate the cause of the crash. The finding that the chopper didn’t lose power before slamming into the hillside is […]

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Sikorsky, Rheinmetall submit proposal for Germany’s new heavy lift helicopter – Defence Blog

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and Rheinmetall representing the German industry team, submitted the bid for the production and operation of theSikorsky CH-53K(“King Stallion”) as the Bundeswehr’s new heavy-lift transport helicopter for its “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) program. “Our entire team is pleased to offer the CH-53K: the most efficient, capable and intelligent helicopter […]

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Taiwan’s air force general missing after helicopter emergency | News

A senior Taiwanese military official is missing after a helicopter made an emergency landing in northern Taiwan, the island’s defence ministry said on Thursday. The defence ministry said a rescue mission was underway for the 13 people on board the helicopter, which includes the Air Force General Shen Yi-ming, the island’s chief of the general […]

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Australia fires: helicopter crashes as 140 blazes rage in NSW and Queensland – live | Australia news

Queensland is choking on NSW’s bushfire smoke as a southerly change sweeps across the state bringing testing conditions for firefighters. The southeast corner of the state is shrouded in smoke, with the World Health Quality index showing unhealthy levels of air quality across parts of Queensland. “We have seen a southerly change move up from […]

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French troops pursuing Mali militants killed in helicopter collision

Thirteen French soldiers died in Mali when their helicopters collided as they hunted in the dark for Islamist militants, highlighting the human cost to France of leading efforts to drive insurgents from the region, Trend reports citing Reuters. It was the biggest loss of French troops in a single day since an attack in Beirut […]

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