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Special Missions South American Training Academy Purchases MD 530F for Security and Military Training

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Special Missions South American Training Academy Purchases MD 530F for Security and Military Training

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Special Missions South American Training Academy Purchases MD 530F for Security and Military Training
Special Missions South American Training Academy Purchases MD 530F for Security and Military Training

MD Helicopters (MDH) is pleased to announce the contract signing of an MD 530F with Special Missions training center in Argentina. The aircraft will be used for police, security, and military training in heli-borne assault and reconnaissance operations at their state-of-the-art training center in La Pampa Providence, Argentina. Special Missions ordered the MD 530F helicopter to add to its training fleet of a Robinson 66, Cessna Grand Caravan, and a Cessna 172. The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in Q2 2025. The 530F is custom configured with a mission equipment package that includes a crash resistant auxiliary fuel tank, OnBoard Dual Cargo Hook system, Tyler Special Ops Platform, and a Tyler MD Fast Rope, among other items to ensure it fits the training mission profile for its customers.

“I am pleased to announce the expansion of our renowned product line into the South American region. Our 530F helicopter stands as a testament to reliability and effectiveness in training and real world missions globally, and we are confident it will surpass expectations with Special Missions’ clientele. We eagerly anticipate delivering outstanding results and are excited to witness the growth of our presence in this vital region.” Jason Lindauer, VP of Sales and Marketing said.

“Incorporating the MD 530F into our services will significantly bolster our capacity to deliver top-tier solutions to our valued customers. The unmatched performance, agility, and maneuverability of the 530F will not only elevate our operational efficiency but also ensure enhanced uptime, enabling us to exceed expectations in our services.” Javier Catoni, President of Special Missions said.

Special Missions training center in La Pampa Providence, Argentina.
Special Missions training center in La Pampa Providence, Argentina. (Photo by MD Helicopters)

MD-530F is a multi-purpose light attack and reconnaissance helicopter manufactured by MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), an aerospace company based in the US. The MD 530F armed light attack helicopter is an improved version of the OH-6 Cayuse light observation helicopter. It features modular design and FAA-certified, high-capacity, extended landing gear. The airframe is attached with tinted doors and windows on the left and right sides. The MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter is armed with FN HMP400 LCC (links and case collector) coaxial airborne weapon system developed by FN Herstal. The machine gun pod features .50cal FN M3P machine gun. Its weapon system supports all types of 12.7mm x 99mm Nato ammunition rounds. FN HMP400 has a fully loaded weight of 138kg and ammunition storage capacity of 400 rounds. The weapon system can fire at a rate of around 1,100 rounds a minute. The helicopter can also be attached with Mace Aviation-developed Extended Range Weapons Wing (ER2W), which has four weapons stations and a 35gal internal fuel tan

MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) manufactures high-performance rotorcraft solutions that support operators flying military, commercial, law enforcement, utility, and VIP mission profiles. With thousands of aircraft in service worldwide, MDH has been designing and building aircraft known for their safety, versatility, responsiveness, speed, and reliability since 1947. Our commitment to product sustainment and customer success allows MDH to deliver aircraft unmatched in their performance and reliability. MD Helicopters, LLC is owned by an investment consortium comprised of MBIA Insurance, Bardin Hill Investment Partners LP, and MB Global Partners.

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