His F-15E Eagle suffering mechanical failure, the pilot ejected, parachuting into war torn Libya.
Jan. 18, 2012, Helmand Province, Afghanistan - A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey squadron flew its final combat mission, Jan. 17, to complete its deployment to Afghanistan.
Jan. 18, 2012, Montreal - CAE today announced that it was awarded a series of military contracts valued at more than C$100 million.
Jan. 17, 2012, Swidnik, Poland - PZL-Swidnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce it has signed contracts with the Polish Ministry of National Defence valued at approximately PLN380 million net (€90 million) for the supply of five W-3WA Sokól helicopters and the upgrade of 14 helicopters.
Jan. 4, 2012, Niagara Falls, Ont. - Reudi Hafen knew the day would come when he’d part with his beloved helicopter business.
Dec. 16, 2011, Sydney, Aus. - The last three Sea King helicopters yesterday made their final flight over Sydney before returning to the HMAS Albatross navy base where they will be formally decommissioned today.
Nov. 30, 2011, Orlando, Fla. - Underscoring the growing need to bring training solutions to where soldiers are located, the U.S. Army has selected Rockwell Collins to provide additional Transportable Black Hawk Operations Simulators (T-BOS). The contract, valued at $35 million, calls for deliveries to be complete by September 2015.
Nov. 14, 2011, Sesto Calende, Italy - Rotorsim today announced its continued expansion into the military training market by officially inaugurating the launch of the Joint NH90 Training Program (JNTP) for the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.
Nov. 10, 2011, Ottawa - The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will conduct a series of flybys in the National Capital Region (NCR) Friday, flown by a seven-ship formation of CH-146 Griffon helicopters and a two-ship formation of CF-188 Hornet fighters.
Nov. 9, 2011, Ridley Township, Pa. - The Boeing Company has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Army for a multiyear contract for the production and delivery of 155 CH-47F helicopters.
Nov. 9, 2011, Paris, Fra. - Eurocopter may renew attempts to sell Germany a naval version of its NH-90 helicopter now that the country is preparing to cancel orders for an army model, according to a French newspaper report.
Oct. 13, 2011 – Helicopter-maker AgustaWestland has said it will cut 375 jobs in the UK due to falling revenues from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and slowing export orders.
I grew up in a house with one single black telephone, bolted to the wall in the main hall. With a little practice, you learned how to stretch the cord and contort your body into the hall closet so you could hide behind the overcoats and umbrellas while communicating with your friends; only we didn’t call it “communicating.”
Sept. 28, 2011, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter and the U.S. Army Armed Scout Helicopter program office have announced the completion of the final Safety Enhancement Program (SEP) OH-58D delivered to the Army as part of the Kiowa Warrior refresh program. The program experienced 13 years of on time deliveries.
Sept. 28, 2011, Mesa, Az. - MD Helicopters, Inc. presented the first three MD 530Fs to the U.S. Army as part of the Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft-Afghanistan Program.

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