Category Archives: Air Support

Friday Foto

A Blackhawk helicopter extracts Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) troops from the bulk carrier Double Providence after the successful completion of training as part of Exercise IRON MOON.  IRON MOON enhanced the ADF’s maritime counter-terrorism capability (MCT) through rehearsing maritime … Continue reading

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NH90 helicopter enters New Zealand service

The New Zealand Defence Forces have released a video showcasing the first introduction of the new NH90 medium / multi-role helicopter. Also visible in the video are some nice shots of the new New Zealand multi-terrain camo pattern uniform in … Continue reading

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The new (secret) eyes in the skies

First off, we have to give a hat tip to Wings Over Iraq for the tip-off about this.  Secondly, prepare to meet a real-life UFO – maybe…. The successful launch and landing of the US Navy’s X-47B stealth drone on … Continue reading

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U.S. Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron and U.S. Army with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) teamed up for personnel recovery training utilizing alternate infiltration and exfiltration training on Wynnehaven Beach, Fla., April 9, 2013.  The 160th … Continue reading

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Final operations-ready Rooivalk helicopter handed over to South African Air Force

The final operation-ready Rooivalk helicopter has been handed over to the South African Air Force by Denel Aviation. Mike Kgobe, the CEO of Denel Aviation says the acceptance of the locally developed combat support helicopter marks the culmination of a … Continue reading

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