Utility Helicopter

Philippine Army chief seeks Black Hawk acquisition

Lt Gen Romeo Brawner Jr – commander of the Philippine Army – has recently told reporters that he wants to acquire more Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopters to strengthen the fleet

Helicopters gather in the Netherlands as Exercise Autumn Falcon kicks off

Over 1,000 military personnel and almost 40 helicopters are currently participating in Exercise Autumn Falcon at various locations across the Netherlands

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ARMY-2022: Russia showcases secretive new weapons away from Western eyes

Despite the pressures caused by the war in Ukraine, the eighth International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2022’ showcased the latest from Russia’s military industry. AirForces Monthly gained exclusive access

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Aerial firefighting: Combatting wildfires in the Czech Republic

During late July, the Czech Republic saw one of its worst ever wildfires that spanned over a week. AirForces Monthly travelled to the affected areas to see the aerial firefighting operation unfold

French Navy receives first SAR-configured H160 helicopter

France’s defence procurement agency, the Direction Generale de l’Armament (DGA; General Directorate of Armament), has delivered the first Airbus Helicopters H160B to the French Navy

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How is French Naval Aviation being modernised to meet emerging threats?

The Aéronautique Navale (French Naval Aviation) carries out a wide range of missions from land bases, the FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) aircraft carrier and many support ships. We assess its strengths and how the service is being modernised to meet new and emerging threats

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Singapore starts inducting H225Ms into operational service

The H225M is being inducted into the Republic of Singapore Air Force to replace the Super Puma. We visit Sembawang Air Base to find out more about its capabilities

Portugal orders six Black Hawks to help fight fires

Six Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks have been ordered by the Portuguese Air Force to provide additional support to the country’s resources in fighting rural wildfires

US approves sale of 40 UH-60Ms to Australia

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible $1.95bn Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters

Lithuania’s first UH-60Ms near completion

Lithuania’s Ministry of Defence announced on August 16 that the first three UH-60M Black Hawks for the Lithuanian Air Force have been transferred from the Sikorsky factory to the modification facility in Huntsville, Alabama, for completion