Helicopters: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

What are the features of RCS- UDAN 4.0?

Under the fourth version of the government’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN 4.0, a total of 78 additional routes have been approved by the aviation ministry. It will further boost regional connectivity in remote areas of the country. Features The prime focus of the latest round will be on the North Eastern Region, states with hilly ..

Defence purchases from USA

India’s decision to buy American helicopters: MH-60 Romeo Seahawk, AH-64E Apache is being called the biggest takeaway from Trump’s visit to India. What can MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopter be used for? The MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters are to be procured for the Indian Navy. It is used to track and hunt ships. It is an ..

Exercise ‘Apharan’ conducted by Southern Naval Command

A large scale Anti Hijacking Exercise named ‘Apharan’ was conducted off the Port of Kochi on Wednesday, 18th December 2019 by the Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy in collaboration with Indian Coast Gaurd (ICG), all concerned stakeholders and the Cochin Port Trust. This was the first time that such a large scale exercise ..

2 Marines killed in helicopter crash

Two marine corps died after their helicopter crashed near Arizona. The members were flying AH – 1Z Viper helicopter. They were on a routine training mission as a part of weapons and tactics instructor course. The identities of the pilots have not yet been released. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

IAF inducts 4 Heavy-Lift Chinook helicopters

Indian Air Force has formally inducted the 4 heavy-lift Chinook helicopters which will be deployed at Chandigarh’s Air Force Station 12 Wing. Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa announced the induction at a ceremony held at Air Force base in Chandigarh. These helicopters are capable of vertical lift and heavy lifting in hilly areas. He said ..