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  1. #141
    Quote Originally Posted by fdk2008 View Post
    I dont think the govt will oreders these,and there is no requirement for choppers right now,i thinks its just indian properganda like the LCA and JF 17
    Any idea how many military transport helicopters and military attack helicopters are in service in Sri Lanka? Are the current ones are too old and need replacements?

  2. #142
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Any idea how many military transport helicopters and military attack helicopters are in service in Sri Lanka? Are the current ones are too old and need replacements?
    We recently bought 14 Mi 17 from russia , and there are 2 new bell 412's as well, apart from the 212's and 206's,all our Mi 24's are grounded and i doubt will fly again

    I hope they are not going replace the Mi 24's with HAL ALH

  3. #143
    An Air Force helicopter has crashed in Baddegama area but no casualties have been reported all crew members are safe - Air force spokesman
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  4. #144
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandaru View Post
    An Air Force helicopter has crashed in Baddegama area but no casualties have been reported all crew members are safe - Air force spokesman
    Wonder if it was towing the boat?

  5. #145
    Quote Originally Posted by fdk2008 View Post
    Wonder if it was towing the boat?
    The Sri Lanka Air Force said its Mi-17 helicopter, which was forced to land in a flooded area in Baddegama on May 29 after a technical failure, during rescue and relief operations will be removed from service.

    An SLAF source said the Air Force usually did not operate helicopters which had crashed or forced to land on water.

    It had deployed seven Mi-17 helicopters, three Bell-212 helicopters and one Bell-412 helicopter for relief and rescue operations during the recent landslide and flood disaster.

    However, no casualties were reported in the accident and all crew members on board the helicopter escaped unhurt.

    The helicopter was dismantled and the parts removed to the Koggala Air Force camp for repairs.

    Meanwhile, SLAF Spokesman Gihan Senaviratne said he could not comment on the matter because of an ongoing inquiry.

    Mi-17 is a medium twin-turbine Russian transport helicopter designed for troop transport and supply operations and was inducted to the SLAF in 1993. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

    - See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/130296/Mi-....BF88xpYu.dpuf

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    Is SLAF really going to purchase Chinese Xian Y-20 military transport aircraft?

  7. #147
    Highly doubt, recently i saw 2 Do 228's parked at BIA. SLAF might want get some maritime patrol aircraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdk2008 View Post
    Highly doubt, recently i saw 2 Do 228's parked at BIA. SLAF might want get some maritime patrol aircraft
    They are training aircraft from the Indian air force. I think they are for SLAF trainers.

  9. #149
    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    They are training aircraft from the Indian air force. I think they are for SLAF trainers.
    So that means SLAF has bought those 2 x DO 228 from Indian Air Force?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    So that means SLAF has bought those 2 x DO 228 from Indian Air Force?
    Not really. As the media reports it's for training purposes only.

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  12. #152
    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    Not really. As the media reports it's for training purposes only.
    They must have plans to induct maritime patrol aircraft, otherwise there is no point in training in those .

  13. #153
    Sri Lanka Air Force had trained one of their F-7 fighter aircraft during the past two days. I got information that it was an air test that was done by a Chinese pilot. Today hopefully there will be another test flight from Katunayake, that will be to the North of VCBI, towards Kurunegala. Wonder what these tests are for?

  14. #154
    Quote Originally Posted by Haleef View Post
    Sri Lanka Air Force had trained one of their F-7 fighter aircraft during the past two days. I got information that it was an air test that was done by a Chinese pilot. Today hopefully there will be another test flight from Katunayake, that will be to the North of VCBI, towards Kurunegala. Wonder what these tests are for?
    We have had F7's since 1991, what is there to test now,its time to retire them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haleef View Post
    Sri Lanka Air Force had trained one of their F-7 fighter aircraft during the past two days. I got information that it was an air test that was done by a Chinese pilot. Today hopefully there will be another test flight from Katunayake, that will be to the North of VCBI, towards Kurunegala. Wonder what these tests are for?
    Any more news of the F-7 fighter?

  16. #156
    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    Any more news of the F-7 fighter?
    Not sure.. Will let you know if I get any info

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    Can anyone tell the list of scheduled flights in Ratmalana airport?

  18. #158
    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    Can anyone tell the list of scheduled flights in Ratmalana airport?
    Helitours - Mon.Wed.Fri - RML Departure Time - 07:30am -Palaly via Trincomalee

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    I have seen a Harbin Y-12 of SLAF fly over Ratmalana airport in the evenings and in some mornings. It seems to be circling the airport. Anyone knows why?

  20. #160
    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    I have seen a Harbin Y-12 of SLAF fly over Ratmalana airport in the evenings and in some mornings. It seems to be circling the airport. Anyone knows why?
    Mostly base training. I live closer to Ratmalana airport, and almost all the time Y-12s and Cessna aircraft fly about, sometimes even a Bell 412 or Mi-17.

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