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Norway dumps NATO helicopter contract

Norway, one of the founding NATO members, is terminating a contract for NH-90 military helicopters it signed back in 2001, the country’s Defense Minister Bjorn Arild Gram announced at a press conference on Friday. The model, which was developed specifically to meet the military alliance’s requirements, has been deemed suboptimal …

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India scraps Russian helicopter plans – media

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has canceled a plan to purchase 48 Mi-17V5 military transport helicopters, local media reported Saturday, citing government sources. Instead, the military, and other agencies that had planned to use the aircraft, decided to procure unspecified medium-lift choppers domestically. The decision to scrap the procurement plans is not …

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UN peacekeepers die in helicopter crash

Eight members of MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have died when their helicopter crashed near the border with Rwanda on Tuesday. The Congolese military accused the March 23 Movement militants of shooting down the helicopter, which the rebels denied. MONUSCO said the Pakistani …

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Helicopter crashes near US military facility

Four people were killed in a helicopter crash near a US military missile range on an island in Hawaii, the navy said, noting that the contractor’s craft was part of a training operation in the area. The helicopter went down on Tuesday morning on the north side of the navy’s …

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Another helicopter crashes into the water in beach area

A police helicopter crashed into the water in Newport Bay, California on Saturday evening – the same day that another helicopter crashed into the ocean in Miami Beach, Florida. The Huntington Beach Police Department confirmed in a statement on Saturday that one of its helicopters “crash landed in the Newport …

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Helicopter crashes near crowded beach (VIDEO)

Two people have been hospitalized following a helicopter crash in Miami Beach, Florida on Saturday afternoon, police have confirmed, releasing a video of the disturbing incident.  The Miami Beach Police Department said that it received a call about the crash in South Beach around 1:10pm local time. A stretch of the …

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Mystery US helicopter lands on Ukraine-Poland border

A Blackhawk helicopter of the US Army has flown out to the Poland-Ukraine border to pick up several passengers from a black SUV, according to multiple local reports and flight radar trackers. The helicopter’s sign is EVAC01. The UH-60M, tail number 20-21131, was first noticed flying east from the Mielec …

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Top Indian general on board crashed helicopter

General Bipin Rawat, one of the most senior military officials in the Indian Armed Forces, was traveling on a helicopter that crashed on Wednesday in the Tamil Nadu state, the country’s Air Force confirmed. The incident with the IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter happened in the Coonoor municipality and is being investigated, …

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China develops miniature helicopter to accompany future Mars missions (PHOTOS)

On Wednesday, CAS reported that China had developed the miniature helicopter, and Chinese media released images online of the astronomical equipment. China’s state-affiliated media channel, the Global Times, said that researchers from CAS recently approved the Beijing Science & Technology Commission’s examination of their Mars drone prototype, “which will enable …

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