CORONADO, Calif. – (NNS) — Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 became the first composite expeditionary helicopter squadron to include both the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter; the MH-60R Seahawk and the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and Landing Tactical… Continue reading
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Despite the winter-like weather, Colorado Air Force reservists and their active-duty counterparts were recertified April 19-23 here to respond to wildland fires.
The 302nd Airlift Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only organization with… Continue reading
As part of the Global Helicopter Firefighting Initiative (GHFI), Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of the State Corporation Rostec) is a sponsor of the Aerial Firefighting Conference now underway in France (April 10-11).
Fighting wildfires is a very… Continue reading
Eurocopter Japan delivers the first helicopter equipped for high-speed, real-time data transmission to Japans Fire and Disaster Management Agency
The capabilities of Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) in crisis response and coordination will be significantly improved following its introduction of a Eurocopter AS365 N3 helicopter equipped with a high-speed, real-time transmission system using Earth-orbiting relay satellites –… Continue reading
AgustaWestland delivered an AW139 to the Incheon Fire Fighting Department in the Republic of Korea. The helicopter will perform fire fighting, emergency medical service, air rescue and transport missions.
Speaking after the contract award, AgustaWestland’s Head of Region, NE Asia,… Continue reading
BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin Corporation recently completed a series of successful guided flight tests for 155-mm Long Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP) as part of the on-going qualification test program at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
The… Continue reading
Two weeks ago the US Federal Aviation Administration said both… Continue reading
A fire broke out in the underbelly of a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Monday morning. No passengers were on board the Japan Airlines-operated jet at the time.
Flight 8 arrived from Tokyo at about… Continue reading
The Navy’s fourth Fire Scout detachment returned to Mayport, Fla. on Dec. 1 after achieving several milestones during its five-month deployment aboard USS Klakring (FFG 42).
The Fire Scout unmanned helicopter detachment logged more than 500 flight hours in the… Continue reading
Fire Fighting Department of Beijing’s Public Security Bureau has taken delivery of an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. This aircraft will perform fire fighting and disaster relief mission in and around Beijing as well as law enforcement missions in cooperation… Continue reading
No Pilot Required – APKWS to arm unmanned bird
For the first time, the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) will be integrated onto an unmanned aerial vehicle, BAE Systems announced today. The company, which designed and manufactures… Continue reading