Second CAE Mission Simulator for German Naval Helicopter Training

CAE announced April 26th the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has ordered a second full-mission simulator (FMS) to support German NH90 Sea Lion naval helicopter training, expanding an existing contract. As part of its continued partnership with the German Navy, CAE will deliver a second set of training systems in 2024 to Nordholz Naval Air Station, which is the…

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Belgian NH90 Deployed on FS Forbin for Clemenceau 22

An NH90 Naval Frigate Helicopter from Koksijde Air Force Base has been deployed since 1 February as part of Operation Clemenceau 22, aboard the French air defense frigate Forbin. That frigate is part of the carrier battle group that is responsible for the protection of the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle. The Belgian twin-engined multi-purpose aircraft and its thirteen-person…

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Vsevolod Bobrov Conducts First Flight Operations

During the exercise in the Black Sea, the crew of the newest logistic support ship Vsevolod Bobrov worked out the reception of the Ka-27PS helicopter on the deck and checked the operation of all systems of the ship’s aviation complex. In addition, during the training events, the helicopter crews of the naval aviation of the fleet worked out the actions…

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HMS Northumberland Conducts Deck Student Pilot Landing Training

HMS Northumberland helped push navy aviators of the future to the limit to prepare them for operations around the world. Every pilot who wishes to operate with the Royal Navy must know how to land their aircraft on the deck of a warship in all conditions, day and night. It’s no simple task with the ship pitching and rolling beneath,…

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Airbus Helicopters Delivers First H225M to Brazilian Navy

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H225M in naval combat configuration to the Brazilian Navy. Stationed at the naval base in São Pedro d’Aldeia, the aircraft will boost the Brazilian Navy’s mission capabilities including anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance. Developed by the engineering team at Helibras (the Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters), this naval version of the H225M aircraft is…

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German Navy Practices for Helicopter Crash

An aircraft accident exercise took place in Cuxhaven September 4, 2021. The large-scale alerting and rescue exercise serves civil-military cooperation. At times there will be increased background noise with smoke development in the vicinity of the former “Hinrich Wilhelm Kopf barracks” in Altenwalde. Residents in this area are asked for your understanding. During the alerting and rescue exercise, an aircraft…

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Frigate Kept Busy Defending Task Group

August 9, 2021 – Defending a large task group comprising five nations was a challenge for one Australian warship – but with the assistance of her embarked helicopter, it was mission success. HMAS Parramatta joined forces with warships from Canada, Japan, South Korea and the US to conduct high-end warfighting serials as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre. Among the frigate’s…

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59th Anniversary of Italian Navy’s First Helicopter Landing at Sea

December 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Luigi Rizzo Frigate, the first ship to ‘host’ a helicopter component on board, has gone down in history for the Italian Navy. Built in the historic shipyards of Castellammare di Stabia, the Rizzo ship was launched on March 3, 1960 and delivered to the navy on December 16 of the following year. The…

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France, Germany, Greece, Italy & UK to Develop Next Generation of Medium Multi-Role Helicopters

November 19, 2020 – France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom announced the launch of a multinational project on Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities on 19 November 2020. The project is dedicated to the modernization of existing rotorcraft fleets and is one of NATO’s High Visibility Projects (HVP). A significant number of medium multi role helicopter capabilities currently operated by Allies…

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