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    Leonardo Awarded Canadian CH-149 CMLU Upgrade, 26-Dec-22 : #Cormorant Leonardo UK awarded € 690M contract for the AW101 / CH-149 “Cormorant” Canadian search and rescue helicopter mid-life upgrade (CMLU)

    Canada to Evaluate Skeldar Drone in ASW, 22-Oct-22 : #ASW Canada awarded a 2nd Phase contract to Ultra Maritime and UMS Skeldar to evaluate the V-200 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) solution

    Ingenio Part of Canadian CH-146 GLEE Upgrade, 05-Oct-22 : #Griffon Bell selects Ingenio Aerospace avionics products for the CH-146 Griffon Limited Life Extension (GLEE) Project to upgrade 85 helicopters of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) through 2031 covering replacement of avionics and engines

    Canadian CH-148 Landed on Chilean Warship, 29-Jun-22 : #RIMPAC22 A Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone from Royal Canadian Navy landed for the first time on a Chilean warship. The helicopter embarked on HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) landed on the Type 23 class frigate Almirante Lynch during RIMPAC 2022 exercise

    Canadian Cormorant Fleet Requires Mid-Life Upgrade, 13-Jun-22 : #CMLU Team Cormorant ( Leonardo, IMP, CAE, GE, Collins Aerospace and other Canadian suppliers ) pushing for the RCAF CH-149 helicopter upgrade. The proposed CMLU will be performed in Canada and upgrade the helicopters to the latest standard

    Joint Canada-USCG Rescue Wins Cormorant Trophy 2021, 02-Jun-22 : #CormorantTrophy Leonardo awards the 2021 Cormorant Trophy to a Joint Canada-U.S. rescue mission which saved all 31 lives from a burning, sinking trawler FV Atlantic Destiny Rescue

    USCG and RCAF Rescue 31 from Sinking Fishing Ship, 13-Mar-22 : On March 2021, US Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force helicopters work together to rescue 31 people from the Atlantic Destiny fishing vessel which was sinking 115 nautical miles south of Nova Scotia

    20th Anniversary of Canadian Cormorant, 18-Oct-21 : #Cormorant Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) celebrated 20 years of service of the AgustaWestland (now Leonardo) CH-149 Cormorant. The helicopter fleet recently achieved 100,000 flight hours

    Babcock and Leonardo Teamed for Canada Training, 12-Aug-21 : #FAcT Two Leaders, One Vision - Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada join forces to support the country’s Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) program

    RCAF Adds EpiShuttles Against COVID-19, 23-Mar-21 : #coronavirus Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) acquired 15 isolation stretchers EpiGuard EpiShuttle to protect both personnel and patients during medical evacuations. It can be fitted on Chinook, Cormorant or Cyclone helicopters

    Polar Bear Damages Canadian Cormorant, 30-Sep-20 : #bear Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant rescue helicopter suffered superficial damage by polar bear while parked for overnight at Saglek airfield, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Griffon Rescues Stranded Canoeists, 10-Aug-20 : #canoeists RCAF CH-146 Griffon from Trenton 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron successfully evacuated two stranded canoeists on an island at Coveo Lake, Ontario

    Griffon Rescue at Thousand Islands, 25-Jul-20 : #Griffon Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) marine patrol Detachment at Thousand Islands near the Canadian-US border completed training exercise with a Bell CH-146 Griffon of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron

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