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HN for Wed., August 30, 2017, Vol. 43, Issue 18.

Airbus Delivers 400th Lakota Utility Chopper On Time And Under Budget

The week of Aug. 27, Airbus Helicopters will deliver the Army its 400th UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopter (LUH), another milestone for a program that has consistently run on-time and under-budget for a decade. The official handover will occur Aug. 29 at Fort Rucker, Ala., where the Army trains its helicopter aviators.The UH-72 serves as the light…

Air Force Lab Tests Radar Warning Receiver For New Combat Rescue Helicopter

The AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), which is being developed to detect radar threats for the Air Force’s future HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), has demonstrated its technological maturity in a government laboratory, according to Lockheed Martin [LMT], whose Sikorsky unit is the CRH prime contractor.The May test involved high-fidelity simulations at the Air Force Integrated Demonstrations and Applications…

Five Soldiers Missing After Black Hawk Crash Offshore Of Hawaii

A UH-60 Black hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Hawaii on Aug. 16, prompting a search and rescue effort by the Army and Coast Guard that is ongoing.Two Army Black Hawks were conducting training flights about two miles offshore of Kaena Point on the island of Oahu, when communications to one of the aircraft…

Airbus Extend H215M Cooperation Agreement With Romanian Aerospace Manufacturer

Romania’s state-owned aerospace manufacturer IAR is building on its partnership with French aircraft manufacturer Airbus with an agreement to extend its service contract for the H215 M helicopters from five to 15 years.Under the new deal, announced on Aug. 24, IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M and will carry out all future…