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  • Here Come New Helicopters That Could Be the Future of the Army

    Task and Purpose Security, Or not. Take a look. Since 1939, aerospace manufacturers Boeing and Sikorsky Aircraft have remained synonymous with dependable fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, respectively, responsible for supplying the US armed forces with illustrious vehicles from the venerable F/A-18 Super Hornet and Air Force One to the combat-ready Black Hawk and Chinook helos. Now, the two firms are teaming up to develop a brand new gunship for the US military: The SB-1 assault...

    The National Interest
  • Army's Future Attack Helicopter Zooms Ahead Of Schedule

    Last month, we reported that the US Army was considering whether it should purchase Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) to replace its aging fleet of Boeing AH-64 Apache and Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior copters. Now it seems the Army's Future Vertical Lift (FVL) modernization priority, a competition to design, build, and test the FARA prototypes is ahead of schedule and exceeding expectations, stated Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center Public...

    Zero Hedge
  • The 1 Reason Britain's Army Might Have a Problem Fighting a War

    Michael Peck Security, Europe Britain lacks the capacity to transport tanks to potential flashpoints such as Eastern Europe, according to a British defense analyst. Britain is planning to slash its tank fleet. Under budget pressure, the British are planning to upgrade only 148 of the current 227 Challenger 2 tanks. The modernized vehicles will remain operational out to 2035, with the remainder cannibalized for spare parts. This sent British tabloids shrieking that just 148 tanks would plunge...

    The National Interest
  • Venezuelan army helicopter crashes near Caracas, killing seven

    A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed close to Caracas on Saturday morning, killing all seven people on board, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

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  • Venezuelan army helicopter crashes near Caracas, killing seven

    Nicolas Maduro was in Cojedes to watch army drills, which he says show Venezuela’s military readiness against US threat A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed close to Caracas on Saturday , killing all seven people on board, the defence ministry said in a statement. The helicopter was to fly from Caracas, the capital, to the west-central state of Cojedes when it “went to ground”, the statement said, adding that authorities were investigating the cause of the crash. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • Venezuelan army helicopter crashes near Caracas, killing seven

    A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed close to Caracas on Saturday morning, killing all seven people on board, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

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  • In 1974, an Army Solider Stole a Helicopter and Put It On the White House Lawn

    Task and Purpose Security, Here are 5 other military "joyrides" you need to know about. The joyride has been a fixture of American culture ever since before first Model T rolled off a Ford assembly line. In August 1908, a chauffeur was sentenced by a New York City judge for absconding with his employer’s automobile for 30 hours of unadulterated freedom, the first known instance of a “joy ride” in modern history. And while unauthorized excursion ended on a down note — those 30 hours added up...

    The National Interest