Here’s more rotorcraft-related news since our last issue was published. You can find the details at www.rotorandwing.com.
Pentagon Knocks UH-72A
The U.S. Army’s new LUH-72A Lakota is suitable for light utility missions, but is not effective for use in hot environments or the transport of two critical patients, the U.S. Defense Dept.’ s top weapons tester finds.
More Astars for U.S. Customs
Eight additional Eurocopter Astars have been ordered for the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for interdiction and border patrol operations around the United States.
U.S. Army Fields CH-47F
The U.S Army formally declared its first unit equipped with new-build Boeing CH-47F Chinooks.
Marines Spared Charges
Prosecutors in Okinawa dropped charges against four U.S. Marine Corps mechanics in connection a 2004 Sikorsky Aircraft CH-53 crash there.
U.K. Probes RAF Puma Crash
U.K. officials are investigating why a Royal Air Force Puma HC1 crashed in the east-central part of that nation late on Aug. 8, killing two people and injuring 1