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    Maiden Landing at New Kilinochchi Airstrip

    A Y12 aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) made the inaugural landing at the newly constructed airstrip located in Kilinochchi, a former LTTE stronghold. The landing took place today (July 19, 2011) by an SLAF Y-12 Aircraft piloted by Wing Commander Sarika Aranayake and Squadron Leader Dharshana Dias in the presence of the Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama....... more on ... http://www.airforce.lk/news.php?news=754
    Last edited by skyline; 23-07-2011 at 11:14 PM.

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    US fighter jets intrude into Sri Lanka Air space: Breaking News

    F-18 jets to be from the Seventh Fleet

    Sri Lankan government will protest to the United States over the intrusion of Sri Lanka’s air space by a squadron of ten fighter jets.

    The protest will be handed over to the US Embassy in Colombo by the Ministry of External Affairs.

    “What we are trying to establish is whether the US fighter jets had violated the oceanic air space or the territorial part of it,” Civil Aviation Director Genera H. M. C. Nimalsiri told the Sunday Times yesterday.

    “In terms of accepted international norms, anyone wanting to use the country’s air space is required to file flight plans and obtain prior approval,” he said.

    A senior Sri Lanka Air Force official speaking on grounds of anonymity admitted that there were periodic incursions by US fighter jets into Sri Lanka’s air space. “There were occasions where we had to tell them to move out,” he said.

    “We have communication intercepts to confirm that they were carrier-based aircraft. In this instance we have reason to believe that the jet squadron was from the US Seventh Fleet,” he said.

    The tracking station from Pidurutalagala -- the tallest point in Sri Lanka -- was the first to identify the intruding US aircraft. Officials there immediately conveyed it to the Civil Aviation Authority and the Sri Lanka Air Force.

    The tracking station with modern radar equipment with a range of 200 nautical miles and covers 380 kilometres of airspace.

    A US embassy spokesperson declined to comment yesterday.

    http://sundaytimes.lk/110807/News/nws_01.html

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    First we need to protect our air space

    Sri Lanka's foreign ministry plans to protest to the United States after fighter jets intruded into the island's airspace last week, the local Sunday Times newspaper said.

    The squadron of 10 fighter jets, believed to be from the US Seventh Fleet, had not filed a flight plan before flying into Sri Lankan territory during a training exercise last week.

    The intrusion was detected by Sri Lanka Air Force personnel, who were monitoring the island's air defence system.

    "We believe is a procedural violation not a deliberate intrusion," a senior air force official who declined to be named told AFP. "There were instances where we told them to move out of our airspace."

    The Sunday Times said the External Affairs Ministry planned to hand a protest note to the US embassy in Colombo.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...3dbadbd27aa.01

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    Sri Lanka need new jets

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    More than 300 military members from the Royal Australian Air Force, the Sri Lankan Air Force, the Royal Malaysian Air Force and the U.S. Air Force gathered together, Aug. 22, for the start of Pacific Airlift Rally 2011, a Pacific Air Force sponsored, biennial multilateral tactical military airlift symposium held in Colombo, Sri Lanka......... http://www.dvidshub.net/news/75795/p...arts-sri-lanka

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    SL Airforce Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Chennai

    A Sri Lankan Air Force plane today landed under emergency conditions at the Anna International Airport here following a technical fault, airport officials said.

    The aircraft, proceeding from Colombo to Visakhapatnam, was carrying seven Sri Lankan soldiers when it developed a problem mid-air, following which it landed here at 8.15 am, they said.

    http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?732804

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    Sri Lanka Air Force brings down 2 Xian MA60 aircrafts out of its order of 4. Mihin Lanka will also bring down 2 aircrafts later on.



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    (Srilankamirrror) - The Sri Lanka Air Force has received two Bell-412 helicopters.

    Bell Helicopter has delivered the two helicopters at its US facility at Piney Flats, Tennessee.

    The two helicopters have been configured for VIP passenger travel.

    AF chief Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrema accepted the keys for the new Bell 412s.

    http://www.srilankamirror.com/englis...news&Itemid=50

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    Bell-412 helicopters to SLAF


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    hi Im Kumara Guruge Sri Lanka Air Force

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumaraguruge View Post
    hi Im Kumara Guruge Sri Lanka Air Force
    Welcome to Our forum bro.

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    Helicopters to control traffic in Colombo.

    http://lankacnews.com/english/news/h...ic-in-colombo/ May 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Lanka C News

    Traffic Police Headquarters says that special attention is being paid to use helicopters for the control of traffic in the city of Colombo.
    Even though this is an expensive system to control traffic, this method is used by the developed countries of the world, to identify and ease heavy traffic on the roads, police say.

    Police also says that, the assistance from Air force will be obtained for this task. These reports further says that,the assistance of C.C.T.V. camera systems are already being obtained to control Traffic in the city of Colombo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendib View Post
    Helicopters to control traffic in Colombo.

    http://lankacnews.com/english/news/h...ic-in-colombo/ May 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Lanka C News

    Traffic Police Headquarters says that special attention is being paid to use helicopters for the control of traffic in the city of Colombo.
    Even though this is an expensive system to control traffic, this method is used by the developed countries of the world, to identify and ease heavy traffic on the roads, police say.

    Police also says that, the assistance from Air force will be obtained for this task. These reports further says that,the assistance of C.C.T.V. camera systems are already being obtained to control Traffic in the city of Colombo.
    Which SLAF Helicopter will be used for this purpose?

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    unique: my bet says Brand new stuff ..

    Traditionally it is done by smaller craft .. R44, B206L, EC 120/130 .. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecureilx View Post
    unique: my bet says Brand new stuff ..

    Traditionally it is done by smaller craft .. R44, B206L, EC 120/130 .. ..


    I was wondering how many B206s are now with SLAF.. any more info about that Brand new stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendib View Post


    I was wondering how many B206s are now with SLAF.. any more info about that Brand new stuff
    five Bell 206 JetRangers

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    CMB Air Force Base















    Thanks to : pontfire

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