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Oryx remains Monusco’s top transport helicopter in the DRC

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The UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (Monusco) has a Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) based in the eastern DRC city, Goma. The CHU includes three...

Cameroon Air Force operating another Bell 412EP

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Cameroon’s Air Force has received a second Bell 412EP helicopter, boosting its fleet to four. The aircraft (TJ-XRA) was cancelled from the US register on...

Oryx rescues two from sea in Western Cape

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An Oryx helicopter from AFB Ysterplaat-based 22 Squadron was part of a multi-agency search and rescue operation in Western Cape. The medium transport helicopter crewed...

eSwatini receives two Hueys donated by Taiwan

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eSwatini’s military has taken delivery of two Bell UH-1H helicopters donated by Taiwan – the second country in Africa to receive ex-Taiwanese military Huey...

Nigerian Air Force adds AW109, Mi-171 helicopters to its fleet

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday took into service three new helicopters: a Mi-171 from Russia and two AW109 helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo...

Heli Expo 2020 report

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The Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) Heli-Expo, which took place at the end of January in Anaheim, California, was plunged into mourning following the tragic...

Botswana inks deal with Enstrom for three 480B helicopters

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Enstrom Helicopter has confirmed that Botswana has ordered three Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters for its police force, with a delegation from Botswana at the...

Leonardo boosts its helicopter business with Kopter acquisition

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Italian aerospace and defense group Leonardo has signed a deal to buy Switzerland’s Kopter Group from Lynwood AG for $185 million, plus additional payments...

Nigerian Air Force to induct two new AW109s next week

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will introduce into service two newly delivered AW109 helicopters on 28 January, after receiving them earlier this month. The NAF...

Kenya commissions MD 530F helicopters

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The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) have commissioned into service the six new MD 530F helicopters recently delivered from the United States. Chief of the Defence...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...