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US military aircraft supposedly made up of Chinese knockoff!

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RUSSIA to supply NATO Mil helicopters spare parts

Note that the American military and the Russian Rosoboronexport have previously sealed a contract for the supply of twenty-one Mi-17V5 multipurpose helicopters to Afghanistan. Here is the new agreement that should be signed as well:

RIA NovostiMil helicopter flyingRussia, NATO to set up trust fund for Mil helicopter maintenance

22:00 31/05/2011 Russia and NATO will sign an agreement on setting up a trust fund for maintenance of Mi helicopters in Europe by yearend, a deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on Tuesday.>>

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Navy SEAL helicopter possibly stealth MH-60 Black Hawk

Some pictures of a US Navy SEAL helicopter that crash-landed during the assault on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan show some shapes different from a more traditional MH-60 Black Hawk.

This wreckage – the size of a Black Hawk – consists of a rotor with a disk on top of it; special fairings; and a fairly different tail rotor – with five, perhaps six blades.

However, thanks to David Cenciotti’s blog, and thanks to AeroManouch who passed this piece of information on, we can see that the tail rotor would rather have five blades, and it visibly is not an RAH-66 Comanche.

According to Bill Sweetman, a defense technology and aerospace pundit from Aviation Week, this chopper might be a Black Hawk upgraded into a stealth helicopter version:

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Peruvian Air Force with brand new Mi-35P helicopters & Mi-171s to be delivered in May 2011

RIA NovostiMi-35Russia delivers 2 combat helicopters to Peru

13:05 05/04/2011 Russia has delivered two Mi-35P Hind E attack helicopters to Peru under a contract to provide the South American country with air power to combat cocaine production and terrorism.>>

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US Boeing UAV helicopter tested in Belize

The A160 “Hummingbird” or YMQ-18 – its military designation – is an American unmanned helicopter that is being tested in Central America, in Belize. This VTOL – Vertical Takeoff and Landing – prototype has been developed by the U.S. DARPA & the Boeing’s R&D division, the Phantom Works. The DARPA calls this drone FORESTER – FOPEN (FOliage PENetration) Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Tracking and Engagement Radar. You can watch the video hereafter:

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Kamov Ka-52 Alligators onboard future French-made Mistral-class warships

RIA NovostiKa-52 helicopterFrench warships for Russia to be armed with Ka-52 helicopters

16:07 14/08/2010 Mistral-class helicopter carriers, which Russia plans to buy from France, will be armed with Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopters, Air Force Commander Colonel General Alexander Zelin told the Ekho Moskvy FM station on Saturday.>>

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