Tag Helicopters

NPAS and Light Surveillance Aircraft

The National Police Aviation Service have awarded a contract to deliver a Vulcanair P86R fixed surveillance aircraft to the Austrian company, Airborne Technologies. [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] The NPAS had previously trialled a Tecnam MMA aircraft, an aircraft…

Protecting Helicopters

An interesting video from DSTL on one of their  research programmes On the subject of research programmes, have a look here and see the difference between previous years when it was all focussed on dismounted close combat and counter IED…

Merlin EO Turret

Selex Titan EO Turret

Nice picture of a Merlin HM1 fitted with an Electro Optical turret, you don’t tend to see many images from the MoD showing them fitted for some reason Remember everyone, commonality is a now a dirty word And here is…

CROWSNEST Titbits

Picked out of the Public Accounts Committee 18th Report on Carrier Strike are a few clarifications on the CROWSNEST project to replace the ageing Sea King ASaC Mk 7’s Q59 AM Hillier “I believe the main gate for Crowsnest is in…

Passenger Handling Briefing

The images are to show the PAX handlers at the Passenger Handling Facility (PHF), the Merlin doing PAX drop offs in Patrol Bases (PBs) and Check Points (CPs), dust landings and REME aircraft techs doing maintenance. Quality! Last post after…