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Jolly Green II Helicopter Undergoes Joint Testing With Apache

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The U.S. Air Force's HH-60W Jolly Green II rescue helicopter has completed a joint flight test with the AH-64 Apache from Eglin Air Force Base, marking a new developmental milestone. Jolly Green II led the Apache, which came from Redstone Army Test Center in Alabama, during the test mission, USAF said Wednesday.

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USAF Puts Jolly Green II Helicopter in Environmental Tests


The HH-60W helicopter, nicknamed Jolly Green II, underwent a series of temperature tests to demonstrate operational sustainability. The U.S. Air Force put the search-and-rescue aircraft in extreme temperatures and environmental conditions at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory, Hill Air Force Base said Wednesday. Tests ended April 2.

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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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