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USAF Names New Combat Rescue Helicopter

The U.S. Air Force has named its newest Sikorsky-made rescue helicopter after the model's Vietnam-era predecessor. The HH-60W, now named Jolly Green II, succeeds the HH-3E Jolly Green helicopter that performed rescue operations during the Vietnam war, USAF said Thursday. The new helicopter would replace the existing HH-60G Pave Hawk.

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