Aviation

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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U.S. Air Force aerial refuelers supports German Typhoon fighter jets – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force has released footage showing Airmen from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron and 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron with its KC-135 Stratotankers supported German air force Eurofighter Typhoons. German fighter jets received fuel over Germany from a Bloody Hundredth’s KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, Dec 4, 2019, …

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U.S. Air Force shows us a day in the life of a Pave Hawk in Dolomites – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ericka Woolever spent 24 hours photographing the daily life of special mission aviators from the 56th Rescue Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy. He demonstrated an ordinary day for HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilots, from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit, at Aviano Air Base, …

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Russian Su-30 fighter jets criticized by Belarus, they want F-16 – Defence Blog

Russia has started implementing a contract on the delivery of a batch of its newest Su-30SM multirole fighter jets to Belarus, but some analysts raised concerns about costs over the entire life cycle of the aircraft, from fabrication to maintenance. The publication Lenta.ru reported Friday that a wide range of renowned experts has expressed their …

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U.S. Air Force retired integral component of long-range strategic bombing capabilities – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force retired an integral component of the United States’ long-range strategic bombing capabilities – the final Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) package. The CALCM missile package is retired at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 20, 2019. Initially beginning design in 1974, the CALCM missile has been employed in combat operations to …

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U.S. Air Force prepares F-35’s Airmen for Arctic operations – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force prepares trained personnel and equipment to respond to contingencies and emergencies in the Arctic, according to a recent service news release. In preparation for the arrival of the Department of Defense’s newest fifth-generation fighter, Airmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing tested a new arctic survival kit for the F-35A Lightning …

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