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Osprey Test Aircraft Retired to Museum, 13-Jul-19 : #Osprey MV-22 Osprey prototype number 8, an Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) aircraft nicknamed “Eight-Ball”, was retired to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Maryland after spending 20 years in the evaluation and test squadron

Initial Operational Capability for MQ-8C Fire Scout, 10-Jul-19 : #FireScout The US Navy declared the initial operational capability (IOC) for the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout. A drone based on the Bell 407 helicopter, will deploy aboard Littoral combat ships (LCS) in 2021. 38 unmanned systems ordered

Erickson Adds H225 to Support Defense Contracts, 10-Jul-19 : #H225 Erickson announced acquisition of its first EC225LP helicopter to support Department of Defense contracts

Laser Mine Detection System in BALTOPS 2019, 26-Jun-19 : #BALTOPS2019 Seahawks from US Navy’ Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron HSC-28 used for the first time the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) and Airborne Mine Neutralization System Archerfish (AMNS-AF) for first time in an operating environment during exercise BALTOPS 2019

EC225 Now Used to Resupply US Navy’ Ships, 10-Jun-19 : #replenishment The H225 “Megatron”, an EC225LP operated by Air Center Helicopters, replaced the old SA330 Puma aboard the US Navy’ resupply ship USNS Amelia Earheart

Safety Award for Training Squadron HT-18, 23-May-19 : #Safety US Navy’ Helicopter Training Squadron HT-18, one of six units under Training Air Wing 5, received the Admiral John H. Towers Flight Safety Award

American Seahawk in Australian Frigate, 25-Apr-19 : US Navy’ Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawks from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron HSC-25 based in Guam conducted deck landing qualifications with Royal Australian Navy’ frigate HMAS Melbourne (FFG-05) in the Philippine Sea

Navy Firefighting in Southern Guam, 24-Apr-19 : #firefighting Seahawks from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron HSC-25 helped to contain a brush fire in Santa Rita, Guam. HSC-25 is the Navy’ only forward deployed MH-60S expeditionary squadron

Red Flag 19-1, 18-Feb-19 : #RedFlag US Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron HSC-23, based at North Island, CA was the Search and Rescue (SAR) unit of edition Red Flag 19-1 in Nellis AFB, Nevada. HSC-23 has participated in two Red Flags since 2008

AQS-24C Mine Hunting System, 12-Feb-19 : #mines Northrop Grumman delivered first AQS-24C upgraded hunting mining systems to the US Navy to be used by MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters

French NH90 on USS Donald Cook for FANAL 2019, 08-Feb-19 : #MilitaryTraining French Navy’ NH90 operated aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG-75, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) in the Mediterranean Sea during exercise FANAL 2019 with the Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier strike group

US Navy’s Newest Outlying Landing Field, 01-Feb-19 : #Escambia Following a land exchange with Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, outlying landing field Site X at NAS Whiting Field opened for helicopter training operations. NAS Whiting Field trains all Navy, Coast Guard and Marine helicopter pilots, as well as a number of international students each year

Bell Boeing Awarded Contract for First CMV-22B, 02-Jan-19 : #CMV22B Bell Boeing awarded contract for 3 CMV-22B for the US Navy carrier onboard delivery (COD) mission to be delivered by October 2023. Part of $4 billion order for 39 Ospreys announced last June

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