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December 13, 2023

Coast Guard Recovers Jayhawk from from Read Island

Alaskan Coast Guards On the Mend After Downed Jayhawk Flight

The Coast Guard recovered its downed MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter on Alaska's Read Island after nearly a month, putting a cap on an unfortunate end to a stressful rescue mission. “We are grateful our four crewmembers were released from Harborview Medical Center and are on the road to recovery,” said Coast Guard Capt. Brian McLaughlin, head of the Crisis Action Team, who led recovery efforts. “We are also incredibly thankful to the many people and organizations who helped us recover the aircraft. Getting the helicopter to where our investigators can better examine the wreckage is the next step in the ongoing investigation.”

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Bombardier Weighs in on Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft

Would-Be Program Ends in Disappointment for Homegrown Manufacturer

The Multi-Mission Aircraft would have consisted of a Bombardier Global 6500, overhauled with the assistance of General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada to provision missile pylons, electronic warfare equipment, and an interior ordnance bay. Unfortunately for Bombardier, Canada has decided not to go ahead with the aircraft, leaving the would-be model on the shelf until another customer desides to procure it.

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