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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...

Royal Air Force Chinooks continue with operations in Mali

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Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters from RAF Odiham continue to support French forces in Mali on operations countering the ongoing insurgency there. The Chinooks have...

Djiboutian Air Force receives upgraded Dauphin helicopters

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Djibouti’s Air Force has taken delivery of four AS365N Dauphin helicopters upgraded by Airbus Helicopters in Romania. The four helicopters arrived in Djibouti on 16...

Nigerian Air Force to get Mi-35 and AW109 helicopters in March

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) expects to take delivery of six Mi-35M and AW109 helicopters from Russia and Italy in March this year. This is...

Malian Z-9 crashes

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A Z-9 utility helicopter belonging to Mali's Air Force has crashed in a landing accident. Video shows the aircraft coming in for a rolling landing...

El Salvador sends more MD 500s to Mali

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El Salvador has sent a second aviation unit with three MD 500E helicopters to Mali, where they have taken over from the German Tiger...

Nigerian Air Force loses Mi-35 helicopter in combat against Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has lost an Mi-35M attack helicopter in combat while providing close air support to soldiers fighting Boko Haram terrorists...

Lesotho Defence Force receives H125 helicopter

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The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Air Wing has taken delivery of an H125 light utility helicopter from Airbus Helicopters, replacing a crashed EC135. The aircraft...

Additional AW109s destined for Nigeria

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In addition to twelve new Super Tucanos from the United States, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will be taking delivery of six AW109 helicopters...

Mechanical failure caused fatal Mali helicopter crash

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The fatal crash of a German armed forces helicopter in Mali last year was caused by the failure of mechanics from manufacturer Airbus to...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...