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Exclusive – 19 Squadron Oryx pilot nominated for top UN peacekeeping medal

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The phrases “remarkable courage” and “extraordinary threat” written by no less a person than the UN Secretary-General do not affect the man they were...

One killed as Cameroon military helicopter crashes in restive North West region

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A light helicopter belonging to Cameroon’s military crashed on 13 May in the restive North West region, killing at least one official. The helicopter, which...

A critical fight: anti-poaching with the H125

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In Namibia and Botswana, government agencies are using the Airbus Helicopters H125 to fight the surge in wildlife crimes. The statistics are dire. Less than...

Delivery of Kenyan AW139s imminent

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Kenya will soon be taking delivery of new AW139 helicopters from Leonardo Helicopters, with the aircraft being seen conducting test flights in Italy. Photos emerged...

Egypt reportedly orders AW149 helicopters

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Egypt is believed to have ordered AW149 helicopters to use aboard its naval vessels, choosing the Leonardo Helicopters product over the competing NH90. According to...

Nigerian Air Force receives two new AW109 helicopters

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The Nigerian Air Force has taken delivery of the first two of four AW109 helicopters on order from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters. The Nigerian Air Force...

SAAF A109 Light Utility Helicopter crashes

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has lost an A109 Light Utility Helicopter in a crash in Pretoria that injured both crewmembers on board. The...

Leonardo establishes helicopter production joint venture with Algeria

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Leonardo and the Algerian Ministry of National Defence have established a joint venture for the local assembly, sale and support of Leonardo helicopters. Announcing the...

Rwandan Mi-17 crashes in South Sudan

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A Rwanda Air Force Mi-17-1V helicopter has crashed in South Sudan whilst on a United Nations flight. The aircraft came down outside Pagak in northeast...

Romania sending Pumas to Mali

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The Romanian Air Force will later this year send a contingent of IAR 330L Puma helicopters to Mali to support the United Nations’ Minusma...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...