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AUGUST 2020 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry


CAIC Z-10 attack helicopters attached to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army recently conducted a series of sea-crossing assault drills on a Navy warship, Liu Xuanzun reports on Global Times. The combination of Army helicopters and Navy warships can significantly boost the PLA's amphibious, vertical landing capability and will play a vital role in potential military operations on the island of Taiwan, military analysts said on August 5.

The 101st Airborne Division, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, is the sixth aviation rotation for Atlantic Resolve 2020 exercise, and the 101st will deploy approximately 2,000 personnel, 50 UH-60 and HH-60 Black Hawks, 4 CH-47 Chinooks, 25 AH-64 Apaches and more than 1,800 wheeled vehicles and pieces of equipment. This is the first time a U.S. Army operation of this scale is conducted in La Rochelle since the 1960's.

Having to let go of something close, doesn’t need to have a sense of loss. When the European Defence Agency (EDA) sees its home-grown Helicopter Exercise Programme, its Helicopter Tactics Course and its Helicopter Tactics Instructors Course move to the new permanent Multinational Helicopter Training Centre (MHTC) in Portugal by the end of 2022, after many successful years at EDA, it does so with a feeling of ‘mission accomplished’.

JHMCS II, the newest member of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System family of products, is being flight tested aboard the Lockheed Martin F-16V fighter in the U.S. This follows the completion of JHMCS II safety qualification testing, including windblast, tower and sled tests. The JHMCS II is manufactured and delivered through Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS), a joint venture between Collins Aerospace and Elbit Systems of America.