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US Marines in Thailand for Cobra Gold 2018, 13-Feb-18 : US Marines Venom and Viper from HMLA-369 along CH-53E from HMH-466 joined 6 partners nations for the 37th edition of the Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand. CG18 runs February 13-23

CH-53K Lifted a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), 06-Feb-18 : A CH-53K lifted a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). Using the single point hook, hovered up to 100 feet/31 meters for 10 minutes while carrying the 18,870 pound/8,500 kilograms vehicle

Aero Dynamix NVG for US Navy TH-57 Sea Ranger, 26-Sep-17 : Aero Dynamix (ADI) added a night vision goggle capacity to the US Navy trainer helicopter Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger

31st MEU Completes Deployment, Returns to Okinawa, 19-Sep-17 : USMC 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group completed the 17.2 deployment of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and returned to home base Okinawa

AOEW Missile Detection System for MH-60R/S, 05-Sep-17 : Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system to provides surveillance and countermeasure capabilities from US Navy MH-60 Seahawks helicopters passes review milestone

US Navy Squadrons Transition for Hurricane Harvey, 02-Sep-17 : US Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron HSC-7 and HSC-28 transitioning support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to HSC-21 and HSC-23

Navy Seahawks Rescue 227 on First Day, 30-Aug-17 : US Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons (HSC) 7 and 28 deployed their MH-60S Seahawks at Easterwood Airport in Texas rescuing 227 people in their first day

26th MEU to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts, 30-Aug-17 : 700 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked on USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) amphibious assault carrier in stand by to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts if needed

HSC-23 Makes History with MQ-8B Drones, 15-Aug-17 : US Navy’s HSC-23 trained handed off two autonomous, radar-equipped MQ-8B Fire Scout helicopters between multiple ground stations, a program first.

Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems for MH-60S, 26-May-17 : Raytheon awarded contract for low-rate initial production of the Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems (AMNS) used by MH-60S Seahawk as part of the Littoral Combat Ship MCM mission module

Super Stallions Get Service at FRCSW, 24-May-17 : Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) at NAS North Island, CA maintained and repaired CH-53E Super Stallion still in service with the US Navy and Marines

US Navy Contracts Civilian Support Through 2021, 03-May-17 : AAR, CHI Aviaton and Columbia Helicopters awarded contracts worth $1000M through 2021 for rotary wing airlift support within the USCENTCOM (U.S. Central Command) area of responsibility (AOR)

MQ-8C Completes First Test Period Aboard LCS, 11-Apr-17 : US Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout drone returned from USS Montgomery (LCS-8) after completing initial testing aboard a littoral combat ship. Will begin initial operational test and evaluation in fall 2017

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