Tag Archives: search and rescue

Sikorsky Conducts Maiden Flight of HH-60W Rescue Helicopter for U.S. Air Force

Sikorsky Conducts Maiden Flight of HH-60W Rescue Helicopter for U.S. Air Force - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary completed the first flight of its HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter this Friday, where the search and rescue aircraft's capabilities were assessed at the company's site in West Palm Beach, Fla. Sikorsky said Friday the flight test comes as part of an Air Force program that seeks to acquire 113 new HH-60Ws. Compared to the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that currently support the military branches' personnel recovery operations, the new HH-60W model can hold almost twice as much fuel as the HH-60G, in addition to being designed for improved defense.

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Richard Aboulafia: Supersonic Passenger Jets for Rescue Missions May Pique DoD's Interest

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Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group, has said the Defense Department might use supersonic transport aircraft to immediately bring search-and-rescue teams and senior officials to the battlefield to carry out missions, Defense One reported Tuesday. “Very few people realize that hostage rescue and other high-value assets need to …

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Thales to Help NOAA Build Ground Terminal for Global Navigation Satellite System

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected Thales to build a facility at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico for receiving and processing distress beacon signals from Global Navigation Satellite System satellites. Thales said Monday it will establish the Southwest USA Medium-Earth Orbit Local User Terminal to support NOAA's Search …

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Coast Guard Uses Satellites, Sensors to Back Arctic-Based Comms, Situational Awareness

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The U.S. Coast Guard uses sensor technologies and satellites to perform communications, situational awareness, navigation and remote sensing operations in the Arctic region, National Defense reported Tuesday. A 2018 report by the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center says some of the technologies the Coast Guard uses for navigation and domain awareness …

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Leonardo Gets Search & Rescue Helicopter Order From Australia’s Queensland Gov’t

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Leonardo has received an order from the government of Queensland, Australia, for two intermediate twin-engine helicopters to support the state’s rescue operations. The order covers two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters for land and sea emergency medical services and search-and-rescue missions, the company said Tuesday. Leonardo added the aircraft will replace two legacy helicopter models …

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Boeing-Bell JV to Repair Navy V-22 Aircraft Parts

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A Boeing–Bell Helicopter joint venture has secured a $32 million delivery order to repair various components of the U.S. Navy‘s V-22 Osprey multimission aircraft. The Defense Department said Friday Bell Boeing Joint Program Office will perform work in Fort Worth, Texas, and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, through December 2018. DoD added the full obligated amount …

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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Build Additional ScanEagle Drones for Afghanistan

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Boeing“˜s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has received a $19.6 million order from the U.S. Navy to deliver an additional five ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems to the government of Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Tuesday Insitu will also deploy field service representatives, operators and site activation teams as well as provide spares, support equipment …

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Leonardo, IMP Add CAE, Rockwell Collins, GE to Cormorant Helicopter Upgrade Industry Team

Leonardo, IMP Add CAE, Rockwell Collins, GE to Cormorant Helicopter Upgrade Industry Team - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Three companies have joined Leonardo and IMP Aerospace & Defence as part of an industry team that aims to help modernize Canada's fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant helicopters designed for search-and-rescue missions. Team Cormorant is composed of Leonardo Helicopters, IMP, CAE and the Canadian businesses of Rockwell Collins and GE, Leonardo said Tuesday. …

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Lockheed Martin Delivers HC-130J Personnel Recovery Aircraft to National Guard

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The U.S. National Guard has received the first of four Lockheed Martin-developed fixed-wing personnel recovery aircraft that will support operations in Alaska and the Pacific Theater. Lockheed said Thursday that the HC-130J aircraft will help users respond to disaster scenarios, evacuate aeromedical personnel, support humanitarian outreach programs, disseminate aviation advisories and perform security cooperation …

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Sikorsky Wraps Up Combat Rescue Helicopter Critical Design Review

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Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has completed a critical design review for the Combat Rescue Helicopter program that aims to replace the U.S. Air Force‘s HH-60G Pave Hawk aircraft. The CDR's conclusion will move the HH-60W helicopter toward the assembly, evaluation and testing phase, Lockheed said Tuesday. A joint team of experts from Sikorsky and the Air Force's …

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Law Enforcement Agencies Aim to Locate Missing Persons With Special Needs Via Lockheed Indago UAS

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Sheriff's agencies in New Jersey and Virginia have begun to deploy a Lockheed Martin-built quadrotor unmanned aircraft system designed to facilitate search-and-rescue missions as part of a program that seeks to find missing individuals with special needs. Lockheed's Indago small UAS is integrated with an electronic equipment from Project Lifesaver International …

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