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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