Thursday, June 30, 2011

SH-60 Seahawk

An SH-60 Seahawk helicopter attached to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Two (HS-2) slows down to lower it's rescue swimmer while the destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69) sails in the background. The Constellation Carrier Strike Group is returning home from deployment in which it supported Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain)

SH-60 Seahawk

An SH-60 “Seahawk” assigned to the “Screaming Indians” of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Six (HS-6), flies as plane guard, providing search and rescue response during Flight Operations around USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are currently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraqi’s weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Elizabeth Thompson)

SH-60F Seahawk

An SH-60F “Seahawk” assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three (HS-3), patrols the water near Theodore Roosevelt. The “Tridents” are part of Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), embarked aboard Roosevelt conducting training exercises in the Caribbean Sea while preparing to deploy to the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Todd M. Flint)

SH-60F Seahawk

Aviation Warfare Operator 2nd Class Jay Okonek, from Farmville, N.C., is lowered from an SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the "Eight Ballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight (HS-8) during a search and rescue (SAR) swimmer exercise. Carl Vinson is currently conducting operations in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Inez Lawson)

SH-60 Seahawk

An SH-60 “Seahawk” assigned to the “Screaming Indians” of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Six (HS-6) stands plane guard for the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as she makes a port visit in Pearl Harbor. Nimitz and her battle group are currently deployed conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Kevin Farmer)

SH-60H Seahawk

An SH-60H “Sea Hawk” assigned to the “Indians” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 6 (HS-6), transports ordnance back and forth from the Military Sealift Command ship USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193) to Nimitz during a morning vertical replenishment (VERTREP). Nimitz is currently undergoing Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of San Diego. COMPTUEX is an exercise designed to train the ship, air wing and other vessels in the battle group to function as one fighting force. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Shannon Renfroe)

SH-60H Seahawk

An SH-60H “Sea Hawk” assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Four (HS-4) lifts off from the ship’s flight deck as an F/A-18C “Hornet” assigned to the “Fist of the Fleet” Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25) sits ready on the portside number four catapult. This particular Hornet is outfitted with a number of strike weapons including the Standoff Land Attack Missile - Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), an evolutionary upgrade to the combat-proven SLAM day/night, adverse weather over-the-horizon, precision strike missile, located on the aircraft’s starboard center pylon. HS-4 provides plane guard and conducts combat search and rescue support. Abraham Lincoln and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch. (U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Philip A. McDaniel)

SH-60 Seahawk

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel repel from an SH-60 “Seahawk” assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron One Five (HS-15) during scheduled training operations at sea. Washington is homeported in Norfolk, VA. U.S. (Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Summer Anderson)

SH-60 Seahawk

Sailors assigned to the “chock and chain crew” prepare to park an SH-60 "Seahawk" helicopter assigned to the “Warlords” of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Five One (HSL-51). HSL-51 is currently attached to USS Cushing and on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg)

SH-60 Seahawk

Sailors clear from under an SH-60 “Seahawk” assigned to the Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron One Five (HS-15) "Red Lions" after attaching a cargo pendant to the bottom of the aircraft, during vertical replenishment operations. George Washington is home ported in Norfolk, VA, and is currently deployed and conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Anthony Walker)

SH-60 Seahawk

An SH-60 “Sea Hawk” helicopter rests on the fantail of the Mobile Bay as USS Fletcher (DD 992) steams in the background while on patrol conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. NAVY photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Dan Lapierre)

SH-60B Seahawk

A Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmer prepares to jump from an SH-60B “Seahawk” helicopter assigned to the “Saberhawks” of Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Four Seven (HSL-47), as another SAR swimmer waits in the water during the routine training exercise. The “Seahawk” is a twin-engine helicopter used aboard cruisers, destroyers, and frigates for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift, and special warfare operations. SAR swimmers provide naval units the ability to rescue downed aviators or mariners in distress at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Rebecca Moat)

SH-60 Seahawk

An SH-60 “Seahawk” helicopter assigned to the “Indians” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six (HS-6) provides plane guard, search and rescue (SAR) operations during flight operations over the Pacific ocean. Nimitz is undergoing Tailored Ships Training Availability (TSTA) operations Two and Three off the California coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Apprentice Mark Rebilas)

SH-60F Seahawk

An SH-60F “Seahawk” helicopter from the “Nightdippers” from Helicopter Anti-Submarine / Search and Rescue Squadron Five (HS-5) flies over the Mediterranean Sea. The Nightdippers are embarked aboard the USS John F Kennedy (CV 67). The Nightdippers are embarked aboard the Kennedy, returning after being relieved by the Washington battlegroup. U.S. Navy photo Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire.

SH-60B Sea Hawk

An SH-60 "Seahawk" assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four One (HSL-41), flies along side the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), during fleet operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy Photo)

SH-60 Seahawk

Helicopter Antisubmarine Light Five One (HSL-51) fires an AGM-119 “Penguin” anti-ship missile from an SH-60B “Sea Hawk” helicopter, during aircrew weapon certifications. HSL-51 is home based at the forward deployed naval facility in Atsugi, Japan, with detachments operating out of Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Lisa Aman)

SH-60B Seahawk

Helicopter Antisubmarine Light Five One (HSL-51) fires an AGM-119 “Penguin” anti-ship missile from an SH-60B “Sea Hawk” helicopter, during aircrew weapon certifications. HSL-51 is home based at the forward deployed naval facility in Atsugi, Japan, with detachments operating out of Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Lisa Aman)

SH-60B Seahawk

Helicopter Antisubmarine Light Five One (HSL-51) fires an AGM-119 “Penguin” anti-ship missile from an SH-60B “Seahawk” helicopter, during aircrew weapon certifications. HSL-51 is home based at the forward deployed naval facility in Atsugi, Japan, with detachments operating out of Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Lisa Aman)

SH-60B Seahawk

An Anti-Submarine (SH-60B) “Seahawk” helicopter attached to Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 45 (HSL-45) Detachment Five rests on the fan tail of the guided missle frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) which is deployed to the Arabian Gulf. The Ingram is deployed to the Arabian Gulf to monitor commercial shipping in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Thomas Lorentzson.

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta AW129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

AW129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta. (Photo: AgustaWestland)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tiger ARH

The ARH Tiger transiting back to RAAF Williams, Laverton Base, following its flying Display at the 2007 Avalon Air Show. (Photo: Australia DoD)

Mi-24 Hind

Mil Mi-24 Hind. (Photo: Afterburner.cz)

Mi-24 Hind

Mil Mi-24 Hind. (Photo: Afterburner.cz)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lynx

Sailors remove the chocks and chains from a British Royal Navy Lynx helicopter and clear the flight area aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole is participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2, a United Kingdom-led, multinational and multi-warfare exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies as well as to prepare for a role in combined operations during upcoming deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Bookwalter/Released)

Lynx SH-14C

A Danish Lynx SH-14C helicopter assigned to the Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), conducts a personnel transfer with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Vella Gulf is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national task force conducting counter piracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

Lynx

A Royal Netherlands Navy Lynx helicopter, assigned to the HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (FFG 80), prepares to land aboard the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg

Lynx

Royal Netherlands Marines assigned to the frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (FFG 802) fast rope from a Lynx helicopter onto the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau’s (LHA 4) flight deck during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) exercise. The exercise provided an opportunity for both navies to train in a combined coalition environment to form a more effective and cohesive force. Nassau is deployed as flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group Eight (ESG-8) supporting maritime security operations in the 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Andrew King)

Lynx HMA Mk. 8

A United Kingdom Royal Navy HMA 8 Lynx helicopter flies near the U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in the Mediterranean Sea during exercise Destined Glory (Loyal Midas) 2005. The exercise is a medium-scale NATO amphibious live exercise designed to certify selected NATO units and assigned forces. U.S. participation is to enhance the training for NATO partners, provide training for U.S. forces and to show U.S. commitment. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Timm Duckworth)

Lynx HMA Mk. 8

A British Royal Navy GKN Westland Lynx HMA Mk. 8 helicopter acts as plane guard for an MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the “Vanguards” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14), pulling a Mark 105 magnetic sled during mine countermeasures operations near the mouth of the Khawar Abd Allah river. The Vanguards are embarked aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD 15) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Alouette III

Alouette III. (Photo: Austrian Armed Forces)

Alouette III

Alouette III. (Photo: Austrian Armed Forces)

OH-58 Kiowa

OH-58 Kiowa. (Photo: Austrian Armed Forces)

OH-58 Kiowa

OH-58 Kiowa. (Photo: Austrian Armed Forces)

OH-58 Kiowa

OH-58 Kiowa. (Photo: Austrian Armed Forces)

Agusta Bell 212

Agusta Bell 212. (Photo: Austrian Armed Forces)

Agusta Bell 212

Agusta Bell 212. (Photo: Austrian Armed Forces)