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Mali receives Mi-24s and radars from Russia

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Mali’s military has received two Mi-24P attack helicopters from Russia as part of continuing efforts to bolster the country’s armed forces. The Forces Armees Maliennes...

Eight killed when Pakistani helicopter shot down in DRC

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M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reportedly shot down a Puma medium transport helicopter in MONUSCO service, killing all eight people...

Qatari Gazelles for Rwanda

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The Rwanda Defence Force has received two SA 342 Gazelle helicopters from Qatar as the two countries strengthen defence ties. The Chief of Staff of...

Kenya interested in acquiring more MD 530 helicopters

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Kenya has expressed interest in acquiring additional MD 530 helicopters from the United States, the US Army has revealed. A US Army spokesman told Janes...

UN honours SA military helicopter crews

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Taskings executed by the airborne South African component of the United Nations (UN) mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo were acknowledged when composite...

Germany to deploy CH-53 helicopters to Mali

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The German military will later this year deploy five CH-53 helicopters and 120 personnel to Gao, Mali, in support of the United Nations mission...

HAL to export Dhruv helicopter to Mauritius

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India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a contract with Mauritius for the supply of a single Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). The contract was...

Uganda commissions helicopter MRO facility

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned a helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, which is refurbishing Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Mi-24 helicopters. The...

Egypt upgrading sensors on Apache helicopters

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $102 million contract to upgrade the sensors on 25 Egyptian Air Force AH-64D Apache attack helicopters as part...

Lom Praha overhauls Ghanaian Mi-171

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The Czech Republic’s Lom Praha has completed the overhaul of a Ghana Air Force Mi-171Sh helicopter, which was recently seen undergoing engine runs at...

Mali officially takes delivery of Mi-171 helicopters

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Mali’s military has officially taken into service the four Mi-171 helicopters it received from Russia at the end of September. The four helicopters, along with...

SAAF assists in rescue of ill patient at sea

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An Oryx from the South African Air Force (SAAF) assisted the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and Netcare 911 to airlift a critically ill...

Tunisian helicopters operational in Central African Republic

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The Tunisian Air Force’s three AB205A helicopters with the United Nations Minusca mission are now fully operational in the Central African Republic (CAR). The three...

Second Nigerian AW189 delivered

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The Nigerian Presidential Air Fleet has received its second and final AW189 VIP helicopter from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters. The first aircraft (5N-FG2) was delivered two...

Rooivalk Mk II development stalled

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Discussions on development of a Rooivalk Mk II combat support helicopter remain at a technical level between Denel and Armscor with little progress since...

Gabon police helicopter stuck in France

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An AS355 helicopter destined for Gabon’s police service is stuck in France as payment has not been made for the aircraft. Gabon Review in late...

SAAF assists with firefighting in the Northern Cape

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has helped fight fires in the Northern Cape in collaboration with the South African Police Service (SAPS), Agri...

Military helicopter crashes in Tunisia, killing 3 soldiers

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A military helicopter crashed in Gabes, in south-eastern Tunisia, killing three soldiers, state media said on Tuesday. The incident happened during a military exercise at...

Mali receives four Mi-171 helicopters and weapons from Russia

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An Antonov An-124 cargo aircraft delivered four Mi-171 helicopters, weapons and ammunition from Russia to Mali late on Thursday, Malian interim defence minister Sadio...

Temporary home for Oryx 1234 at AFB Swartkop

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The helicopter population of the oldest base in the SA Air Force (SAAF) – Swartkop in Centurion – has grown by one but the...

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