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Boeing is testing AH-64E Block 2 Compound, the new high-speed Apache concept
The new Apache would feature a large fixed-wing, rearward-pointing exhaust, a downward-pointing vertical fin, and a pusher propeller in the rear. A new Apache attack helicopter with increased speed and less drag: these modifications, known as AH-64E Block 2 Compound are being tested by Boeing. As reported by Jane’s the new Apache would...
The sad story of the Green Ramp Disaster
This post honors the memories of the 24 paratroopers killed as a result of the Mar. 23, 1994 Green Ramp disaster at the former Pope Air Force Base. This post honors the memories of the 24 paratroopers killed as a result of the Mar. 23, 1994 Green Ramp disaster at the former Pope...
This Vietnam Era UH-1 Huey Helicopter is offered for sale on eBay
The Huey is being offered for $ 62,000 but the seller “will consider other aircraft and cash.” After a completely restored F-111 cockpit crew module and a very rare Royal Air Force (RAF) Sepecat Jaguar T2 Cockpit Section a completely restored 1966 Bell UH-1 Huey (S/N 66-1080) helicopter is available on...
Here are the first photos of Sikorsky Boeing SB>1 Defiant Helicopter
The SB>1 Defiant is designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today's conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and maneuverability Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Boeing provided the first look at the SB>1 Defiant helicopter. Noteworthy the companies have developed the Defiant for...
Vermont ANG Commander fired after using an F-16 for romantic rendezvous
“Look forward to seeing the real deal in person soon!” Vermont ANG Col. Thomas Jackman wrote shortly before embarking on his trip As three former Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG) members told to vtdigger.com, VTANG Col. Thomas Jackman used an F-16 supersonic jet “for a work trip that doubled as a romantic rendezvous with a female Army colonel who worked...
Boeing awarded contract to remanufacture 8 and build 9 UAE AH-64E Apache Guardians
Formerly known as AH-64D Block III, in 2012, the Guardian was redesignated as AH-64E to represent its increased capabilities Boeing has secured a $242 million contract to remanufacture eight and build nine new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for United Arab Emirates. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2023, the Pentagon announced...
U.S. Army to build F-22 Alert Facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
The Alert Facility is expected to be ready by end of 2020 The Pentagon announced under Release No: CR-189-18 that the U.S. Army has awarded Nordic PCL Construction Inc. a $41 million contract to build an F-22 Fighter Alert Facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii. Work will be performed in JBPHH, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31,...
S-97 Raider exceeds 200 knots
Raider, developed by Sikorsky, is based on the company's proven X2 Technology, enabling speeds twice that of conventional helicopters The Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter recently flew faster than 200 knots at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center, Lockheed Martin has announced. Raider, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is based on the company's proven X2 Technology, enabling speeds...
Night Stalkers’ MH-60 crashes in Iraq, killing one U.S. Service Member
The MH-60 crashed in Iraq after conducting a partnered small-scale raid on Islamic State militants On Aug. 19, 2018 a MH-60 flown by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment – Night Stalkers – has crashed in Iraq after conducting a partnered small-scale raid on Islamic State militants. Newsweek says there were ten people on board the helicopter at that time. The...
Army Aviation Heritage Foundation offering AH-1F Cobra rides
The cost for each AH-1F Cobra ride is either $325 or $525. Each person will get to sit in the gunner’s position on a simulated “fire mission” The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) will be offering rides on the AH-1F Cobra attack helicopter in several Southern California locations this summer. The Detachment is based at the world-famous Yanks Museum located at...

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