U.S. Army Apache helicopter makes emergency landing in Romania

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter had to make an emergency landing in a field near Pecineaga commune in Constanța, Romania on Tuesday. According to local media, the Apache was forced to make an emergency landing during one of the phases of the annual large-scale U.S. Army-led, multinational, joint exercise. “The helicopters safely landed […]

U.S. Army is testing a new tube-launched drone system

The U.S. Army is experimenting with a new type of small unmanned aircraft system that designed to launch from twin-tube launcher assembly mounted on a Polaris DAGOR ultra-light weight vehicle. The Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team shared some footage from the Experimentation Demonstration Gateway Event 2021 – hold at Dugway Proving Ground, which apparently showed […]

U.S. Army awards contract to FLIR for more nano drones

FLIR Systems announced on Tuesday that it has won an additional $15.4 million contract to deliver its Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to the U.S. Army. The award, announced by the FLIR on 04 May, covers delivery of FLIR Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS), a hand-held surveillance device that can be used […]

U.S. Army CH-47, Blackhawk helicopters arrives in Bulgaria

U.S. Army’s 12th Combat Aviation Brigade with their Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters arrived at Bezmer Airfield, Bulgaria on Apr. 30, 2021, for Exercise Swift Response, part of DEFENDER-Europe 21.  Defender Europe is a large-scale Army-led exercise, though this year it has significant Air Force and Navy participation. Last week, for instance, […]

U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Australia

The U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that the U.S. State Department had approved the sale of four CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Australia.  The announcements say that the Government of Australia has requested to buy four CH-47F helicopters with customer-unique modifications; eight T55-GA-714A aircraft turbine engines, five AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS); eight […]