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H135 Offered for US Navy Trainer Replacement, 17-May-18 : Airbus will offer the H135 (presumably the EC135P3 with the Helionix avionics suite) for the US Navy’s planned helicopter trainer replacement program

SIFOREX 2018 Exercise in Peru, 17-Apr-18 : An US Navy HSM-78’ MH-60R Seahawk is taking part of the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) Exercise SIFOREX in Peru. Represent a unique opportunity to train against multiple diesel powered submarines

Systel to Support US Navy MQ-8C Drones, 09-Apr-18 : Systel Inc was selected by US Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to support the MQ-8C Fire Scout drone program with rugged high-density computing servers

Seabees Lift HH-60L Black Hawk, 03-Apr-18 : US Navy’ Naval Mobile Construction Battalion NMCB-1 crane team helped the Mississippi Army National Guard 1108th TASMG lifting an HH-60L medevac Black Hawk for transport

CH-53K Passed Demo Test, 21-Mar-18 : Marines Combat Logistics Battalion CLB-25 and squadron HX-21 tested the heavy lift capacity of the new CH-53K King Stallion at NAS Patuxent River

US Navy Acquired Bell 407 for MQ-8C Program, 16-Mar-18 : US Navy acquired 3 Bell 407 airframes valued $10M to be delivered by 2020 for conversion into Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

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

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