FS Dixmude Suffers Caiman Helicopter Accident

October 18, 2018 (Google Translation) – On Wednesday, October 17, at 22:29, an accident involving a Caiman helicopter from the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment occurred during a take-off phase for a training flight from the Projection and Command Building (BPC). Dixmude. The building was then in the North Sea, 70 nautical miles (about 130 km) off Dunkirk. The crew was able to escape unharmed from the helicopter. Four sailors working on the flight deck were injured, one seriously. The latter was immediately supported by the medical and surgical teams on…

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HNLMS Friesland Intercepts Cocaine Shipment

October 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – Patrol ship HNLMS Friesland has intercepted a boat with 900 kilos of cocaine north of Aruba. This happened after a 7-hour chase in the night of Thursday 20 September. In the interest of the research, the Defense organization will only announce drug seizure today. The navy’s NH90 airborne helicopter detected the so-called go fast during a patrol. The crew saw a large amount of packages on board. The Friesland and the helicopter immediately started the chase and tried to force the boat to stop.…

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FS Provence in Exercise Dynamic Guard

Google Translation On 12 February, the “Provence” multi-mission frigate (FREMM) and 13 other NATO frigates sailed from Bergen to intercept a submarine cruising in the North Sea, seeking to infiltrate the Norwegian fjords. It is the objective of exercise TG18.1 which allows to train, as every year, the future commanders of submarines Norwegian, Dutch or British. TG 18.1 is a large exercise involving nearly 5,000 Norwegian, French, Spanish, Polish, German, Canadian, Australian and Danish sailors. Its “electronic warfare” component (fight field dedicated to the interception, jamming and emission of radar…

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NH90 helicopters hunt for submarines

The Netherlands is 2 crews richer who can hunt submarines from the NH90 combat helicopter. In the British waters around Culdrose, soldiers are currently training to operate in the highest range of violence, the so-called ASW (Anti Submarine Warfare). The 3-week exercise in England, with 4 NH90 helicopters, forms the ‘grand finale’ of the ASW training. Both teams that have succeeded today ‘hunted’ the Dutch submarine Zr. Ms. Walrus, who also went to England for this exercise. This week, 3 NH90s will continue to explore the waters around Southern England.…

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Second NH90 Sea Lion prototype completes maiden flight

The second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion commissioned by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr) lifted off from the Donauwörth site for its maiden flight on 24 November 2017. Airbus Helicopters is now entering a development testing phase of several months that will focus on avionics and software. Activities for the qualification of the delivery configuration will start over the course of 2018 once additional modifications have been made to the prototype. Despite the very demanding…

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Terma Aircraft Survivability Equipment installed on Dutch NH90 helicopters prepared for final tests

In 2012, Terma completed a study program for Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to identify the best possible way of protecting the NH90 aircraft against IR seeking missiles. The study identified a number of solutions all centered around a Missile Warning System, the Terma Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System, and ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare (EW) controller. Based on the recommendations from the study program, Terma was contracted in 2014 to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment (MASE) onto the RNLAF NH90 helicopters to meet current needs and prepare them for future…

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