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US government confirms Morocco has requested 24 Apaches

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Morocco has requested the purchase of 24 new Apache attack helicopters in a $1.5 billion deal, the US Government has revealed. In a country profile...

UK to extend Mali Chinook mission

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The United Kingdom will keep its three Chinook transport helicopters in Mali for another six months, where they will continue to support the French-led...

French Gazelle that force-landed in Mali was hit by enemy fire

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A French Army Gazelle helicopter that was forced to land during combat against militants in Mali earlier this month was hit by enemy fire,...

Paris air show rotary wing roundup

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Here is a roundup of rotary wing aviation news from the 2019 Paris Air Show, which took place from 17 to 23 June at...

Malian Mi-35 spotted ahead of delivery

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Mali’s Air Force is set to take delivery of another Mi-35M attack helicopter from Russia, with the aircraft seen undergoing test flights earlier this...

Morocco seeking Apaches

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Morocco is looking to acquire a number of Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the United States, with the deal to be concluded within...

Another Nigerian AW109 spotted

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Leonardo Helicopters has flown a third AW109E Power helicopter destined for the Nigerian Air Force, with the rotorcraft undergoing pre-delivery test flights in Italy. The...

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...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...