Search and Rescue

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Canada's CC-295 programme suffers as IOC delayed by up to four years

The initial operational capability date for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s growing fleet of new Airbus CC-295 Kingfisher fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft has been delayed from this summer to the 2025-2026 timeframe

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The RAF's last search and rescue unit marks 50 years of helicopter ops

We explore the past and present of the RAF’s sole remaining search-and-rescue unit, as it celebrates a momentous milestone this year

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Portuguese P-3C Orion supports search for missing adventurer

While the P-3C maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) might more commonly be associated with anti-submarine warfare operations, one of, if not the most, important missions the type will regularly undertake will be that of search and rescue (SAR)

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UK seeks commercial solution for maritime rotary SAR

The UK Ministry of Defence has published a request for information for the commercial provision of rotary wing search and rescue for maritime counter-terrorism training

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Argentine Trackers: The world's last Grumman S-2s

The Argentine Navy is the world’s last military operator of the turbine equipped Grumman S-2 Tracker, with a single example still being used for ASW and SAR missions over the South Atlantic. We investigate

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USCG receives 25th upgraded MH-65E Dolphin

The US Coast Guard has received its 25th upgraded Aérospatiale (now Airbus Helicopters) MH-65E Dolphin SAR helicopter, after the latest example was delivered to CGAS Miami, Florida, on July 12

US Navy MH-60S Knighthawk crashes in California

A US Navy-operated Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) Team ‘Longhorns’, crashed near Mount Hogue, California, on July 16

Germany receives final SAR-configured H145

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and final H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)

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An in-depth look at Canada's changing air force

Few Western air arms are going through such a large and overdue modernisation of their aircraft fleet as the Royal Canadian Air Force. We report on how Canada’s fleet has changed in recent years, and what’s in the pipeline

Airbus delivers final SC-105 to Brazilian Air Force

The Brazilian Air Force received its third and final Airbus SC-105 Amazonas search and rescue aircraft on December 9, during a handover ceremony at the company’s production facility in Seville, Spain