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New Cyclone helicopter soars over Halifax days before its first international deployment

4 monthes ago   |   By National Post

HALIFAX - Two CH-148 Cyclones soared over Halifax harbour on Friday, marking a critical step in the oft-delayed rollout of the Canadian military's fleet of new maritime helicopters.
The state-of-the-art helicopters hugged the Nova Scotia coastline in an aerial showcase put on by the Royal Canadian Air Force, days before one of the helicopters is scheduled to head out on its first international deployment - and about 10 years after the first Sikorsky machine was to be delivered to the military.
Jason Miller, a spokesman for 12 Wing Shearwater in Halifax, said the Cyclone will deploy with...
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New Cyclone helicopter takes to the skies before first international deployment

4 monthes ago   |   By National Post

HALIFAX - Two of the Canadian military's CH-148 Cyclone helicopters soared over Halifax harbour this morning, days before one of the maritime helicopters heads out on its first international deployment.
Military spokesman Jason Miller says the fully operational Cyclone will deploy aboard the frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec on Wednesday with an air detachment crew from 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, based at 12 Wing Shearwater in Halifax.
The Halifax-class warship is slated to relieve HMCS St. John's in Operation Reassurance, an ongoing multinational NATO mission in the Mediterranean.
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