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The 40th anniversary of the Mi-24 legendary Russian-made attack helicopter 2203132

The 40th anniversary of the Mi-24 legendary Russian-made attack helicopter
 
This year marks the 40th anniversary of production of the Mi-24, the first purpose-built Russian combat helicopter, at Rostov Helicopter Plant, today called Rosvertol, a Russian Helicopters company. The design of the Mi-24, a strike and transport helicopter was, was so successful that versions are still in use today: some 1,500 Mi-24s serve with the armed forces of 60 countries worldwide.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of production of the Mi-24, the first purpose-built Russian combat helicopter, at Rostov Helicopter Plant, today called Rosvertol, a Russian Helicopters company. The design of the Mi-24, a strike and transport helicopter was, was so successful that versions are still in use today: some 1,500 Mi-24s serve with the armed forces of 60 countries worldwide.
 

A new type of laser eye protection (LEP) for pilots is being tested by British Ministry of Defence 1310121

A new type of laser eye protection (LEP) for pilots is being tested by British Ministry of Defence
 
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been working with British Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to evaluate and assess the specially designed spectacles. The LEPs can filter out different wavelengths of light from the spectrum, including those used in various laser weapons and laser pens, which are becoming increasingly available from the internet.
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been working with British Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to evaluate and assess the specially designed spectacles. The LEPs can filter out different wavelengths of light from the spectrum, including those used in various laser weapons and laser pens, which are becoming increasingly available from the internet.
 

New UH-72A Lakota helicopter of U.S Army is approaching 100,000 flight hours 0904124

New UH-72A Lakota helicopter of U.S Army is approaching 100,000 flight hours
 
The United States Army's newest aircraft, the UH-72A Lakota, is approaching 100,000 flight hours, and maintains one of the highest mission-capable rates among Army aircraft. The U.S. Army expects to buy a total of 345 of the aircraft, and the service has just taken delivery of 209 so far.
The United States Army's newest aircraft, the UH-72A Lakota helicopter, is approaching 100,000 flight hours, and maintains one of the highest mission-capable rates among Army aircraft. The U.S. Army expects to buy a total of 345 of the aircraft, and the service has just taken delivery of 209 so far.
 

Next generation of attack helicopter Apache AH-64 Block III performs well in tests 0904123

Next generation of attack helicopter Apache AH-64 Block III performs well in tests
 
The U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache Block III next-generation attack helicopter is finishing up its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation at Fort Irwin, Calif., and should be ready to deploy with Soldiers sometime next year, officials said April 2 at the Army Aviation Association of America's 2012 Professional Forum and Exposition.
The U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache Block III next-generation attack helicopter is finishing up its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation at Fort Irwin, Calif., and should be ready to deploy with Soldiers sometime next year, officials said April 2 at the Army Aviation Association of America's 2012 Professional Forum and Exposition.
 

The new American lighter-weight Air Soldier Warrior System for rotary-wing aircraft personnel 0904122

The new American lighter-weight Air Soldier Warrior System for rotary-wing aircraft personnel
 
The American Air Warrior system, an aviation life-support and communications ensemble first fielded in 2004, and designed for Soldiers who work aboard rotary-wing aircraft, was designed for use between five and six hours of flight time. The system is now being used by Soldiers at double that time.
The American Air Warrior system, an aviation life-support and communications ensemble first fielded in 2004, and designed for Soldiers who work aboard rotary-wing aircraft, was designed for use between five and six hours of flight time. The system is now being used by Soldiers at double that time.
 

Series installation of the sensor-based landing aid in the German CH-53 GS/GE helicopter starts 2603121

Series installation of the sensor-based landing aid in the German CH-53 GS/GE helicopter starts
 
After the Defense Committee and the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag had given their consent, the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung, BWB) was able to conclude the contract covering the series installation of the sensor-based landing aid (abbreviation: SeLa) on 22 February 2012.
After the Defense Committee and the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag had given their consent, the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung, BWB) was able to conclude the contract covering the series installation of the sensor-based landing aid (abbreviation: SeLa) on 22 February 2012.
 

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