First Helicopter Squadron of Clarification and Attack receives two AH-11B aircraft

February 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – The 1st Helicopter Clarification and Attack Squadron received on January 22 the first two ” Wild Lynx ” helicopters , designated AH-11B in the Brazilian Navy. From this moment on, the assembly phase and final acceptance of the aircraft will begin, proceeding with another stage of the contract with the company “Leonardo Marconi Westland” for the modernization of eight AH-11A. Among the various modernized systems are the installation of new CTS-800-4N engines, Glass Cockpit compatible with Night Vision Goggles , new tactical and navigation…

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Brazilian Navy UH-15s Train With Night Vision Goggles

November 11, 2018 (Google Translation) -In the period from September 24 to November 2, the basic flight training course with night vision goggles was held in Taubaté-SP for three pilots and three mechanics of the 2nd General Helicopter Squadron (EsqdHU-2) supported by the Brazilian Army Aviation. During this period the Army Aviation Training Center provided the theoretical training of the Brazilian Navy (MB) and the 1st Army Aviation Battalion supported for practical training. The flights were carried out with an aircraft of the MB, model UH-15, belonging to the EsqdHU-2,…

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US Approves MH-60R Sale to Mexico

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters for an estimated cost of $1.20 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2018. The Government of Mexico has requested to buy eight (8) MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters, equipped with: twenty (20) T-700 GE 401 C engines (16 installed and 4 spares); sixteen (16) APS-153(V) Multi-Mode radars (8 installed, 8 spares); ten (10) Airborne Low Frequency Systems (ALFS) (8 installed…

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Airbus Helicopters completes AS565 MBe Panther deliveries to Mexican Navy

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for ten units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course of 2017. Stationed at three naval bases in the Mexican states of Veracruz, Sonora and Michoacan, the helicopters perform an average of 300 flight hours for reconnaissance, patrol missions and training flights. “The arrival of…

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