Air Mobility: A Proven Concept for the French Forces

07/24/2012
2012-07-23  In this piece translated from the French. General Patrick Tanguy one of the architects of modern Army aviation con-ops discusses the modern air mobility concept relied upon by the French forces, and highlighted in Libyan and Afghan operations. General Tanguy is on the editorial board of our partner publication…

High Speed, High Value: The X 3 Visits America

07/16/2012
2012-07-16  By Robbin Laird The month long visit of the X3 – high-speed hybrid Eurocopter to America is half-way overview. It began at the Eurocopter facilities in Grand Prairie, Texas in June 2012. With the Lt Governor of Texas and other political dignitaries present, the senior leadership of Eurocopter introduced…

X 3 Video: The Hybrid Helicopter Starts its American Tour

06/21/2012
This week, the month long visit of the X3 – high speed hybrid – Eurocopter to America began and Second Line of Defense was there. The launch of the tour was held at Eurocopter facilities in Grand Prairie, Texas.  With the Lt Governor of Texas and other political dignitaries present,…

An X 3 Slidshow: Welcome to America

06/21/2012
06/21/2012: Second Line of Defense made the trip to Texas to see the beginning of the X 3 tour in the United States. The flight display was enjoyable and included several of the Eurocopter helos prior to the arrival of the X 3. The X 3 arrived with or was…

Pumas in Support of the US Fleet Global Operations

03/28/2012
03/29/2012: This slideshow features various photos of the EurocopterPuma working in support of the USN-USMC team worldwide. [slidepress gallery='pumas-in-support-of-the-us-fleet-global-operations'] Credit: USN Visual Service In the first photo, an SA-330 Puma helicopter picks up pallets from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark during a vertical replenishment…

Pumas at Bold Alligator 2012

03/22/2012
03/21/2012: The Eurocopter Puma was engaged in Bold Alligator 2012.  Off of the Mistral, the Pumas supported the French Army by transporting artillery pieces and providing support for the troops on the ground. For the USN, the Pumas worked off of the USNS Robert E. Peary providing support for the amphibious…