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USS Somerset in Peru for Disaster Response Exercise, 24-Nov-18 : #NaturalDisasters The US Navy partnered with Peruvian armed forces and civilian agencies for “Olas Solidarias”, a rapid response training exercise against a natural disaster event

$717 Million Contract for CH/MH-53E Support, 05-Nov-18 : #H53E Sikorsky awarded $717 million contract fo performance-based logistics of Marines CH-53E Super Stallion and Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon fleets

Erickson Bell 214 to Support US Pacific Command, 01-Nov-18 : #Bell214 US Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Erickson an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for year (plus 3 option) to operate Bell 214ST in support of US Pacific Command (USPACOM)

2018 Navy Fleet Fly-In, 23-Oct-18 : #NavyFlyIn The Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) hosting the 29th Gulf Coast Fleet Fly-In at Naval Air Station Whiting Field

Osprey and Sea Dragon on HMS Queen Elizabeth, 11-Oct-18 : #HMSQE Part of her first flight trials (Westlant 18) underway in U.S. eastern coast, HMS Queen Elizabeth received an MV-22B Osprey and a MH-53E Sea Dragon on board

MQ-8C Drone in Sonobuoys and Sonar Demonstration, 20-Sep-18 : #FireScout US Navy exercise ANTX demonstrated air drop of sonobuoys and deployment of the micro synthetic aperture sonar (µSAS) from a Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout drone helicopter

Ten Frasca Training Systems for Navy TH-57, 18-Sep-18 : #NavalAviator Frasca International named sub-contractor for the Navy TH-57 (Bell 206) Aircrew Training Services (ATS) contract awarded to FlightSafety . Will provide seven Level 7 and three Level 6 simulators

HSC-7 Seahawks Prepositioned for Hurricane Florence, 17-Sep-18 : #HurricaneFlorence USS Abraham Lincoln’ MH-60S Seahawk helicopters recalled to NAS Norfolk to be prepared for Hurricane Florence relief support

US Navy Upgrades Aircraft for RNP-RNAV, 30-Aug-18 : #navigation Rockwell Collins upgrading US Navy and Marine Corps aircraft with flight management software to enable Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) capabilities for worldwide civil airspace access

MH-53E Minesweeping Systems Overhaul, 27-Aug-18 : #SeaDragon Technical Systems Integration Inc awarded $10M contract for overhaul of catamaran hydrofoil platforms MK-105 for magnetic minesweeping used by the US Navy’ MH-53 Sea Dragon

FlightSafety Awarded TH-57 Aircrew Training Services, 26-Aug-18 : #training FlightSafety selected as prime contractor for TH-57 (Navy Bell 206 variant) aircrew training services program for US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and international students from February 2019

Future of US Navy Onboard Delivery Missions, 21-Aug-18 : The US Navy will replace the COD transport C-2A Greyhound with the Osprey tilt-rotor. The CMV-22 specialized variant is expected to achieve IOC by 2021. Test squadron HX-21 conducted trials aboard CVN-77

NAS Fallon SAR MH-60S New Rescue, 23-Jul-18 : #rescue The Longhorn Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) MH-60S from Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon conducted the rescue 30 miles Southeast of Eureka, NV at request of Sheriff’s Office

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