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US Army’s first UH-60V Black Hawks enter service

Sikorsky UH-60V Black Hawk deliveries to the US Army are now getting under way, following the recent handover of at least two examples to the service

Indonesia receives two more Bell 412EPi helicopters

A further two Bell 412EPi utility helicopters have entered service with the Indonesian Army

Bell restarts Czech UH-1Y production

Bell Textron announced on July 19 that it has restarted UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter production to fulfil an order from the Czech Republic, which will become the first international operator of the type

US Coast Guard orders more MH-60T Jayhawks

An additional five MH-60T Jayhawk fuselage hulls have been ordered from Sikorsky by the US Coast Guard to support the ongoing service life extension of its existing fleet of 45 aircraft

Huey II crashes in the Dominican Republic

A Dominican Republic Air Force-operated Bell UH-1H-II Huey II utility helicopter crashed in Jimaní – the capital of the nation’s Independencia Province – on July 7

Ecuador receives final three H145Ms

Airbus Helicopters has completed the delivery of six H145M utility helicopters to the Ecuadorian Air Force

More S-70is delivered to the Philippines

An additional five Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopters have been delivered to the Philippine Air Force, after being rolled off the Polish production line

French Navy orders two additional H160s

France’s Fleet Air Arm has ordered a further two Airbus Helicopters H160s, which will be delivered to the service in a search and rescue (SAR) configuration

Afghan MD-530F crashes in Kandahar

An MD Helicopters MD-530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/utility helicopter belonging to the Afghan Air Force has been written-off after crashing in the Kandahar Province on May 10

Zimbabwean AB412SP crashes near Harare

An Agusta-Bell 412SP utility helicopter belonging to the Air Force of Zimbabwe crashed into a house in the Hukuru area of Arkturus – 32km southeast of Harare – on April 23