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16 octobre 2015 5 16 /10 /octobre /2015 07:30
A UH-60 Black Hawk of the Saudi Arabian Army. Photo by USAF Tech Sgt. H. H. Deffner.

A UH-60 Black Hawk of the Saudi Arabian Army. Photo by USAF Tech Sgt. H. H. Deffner.

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 By Richard Tomkins   (UPI)

 

Saudi Arabia has asked the United States for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters.

 

Saudi Arabia is seeking UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment from the United States through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. Notification of the proposed $495 million deal, which has already won State Department approval, was transmitted to Congress by the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. "The proposed sale will make a positive contribution to the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of an important regional partner that has been, and continues to be, a significant U.S. partner for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East," DSCA said.

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12 mars 2015 4 12 /03 /mars /2015 08:30
A UH-60M helicopter. (Photo Sikorsky)

A UH-60M helicopter. (Photo Sikorsky)

 

10 March 2015 army-technology.com

 

Sikorsky Aircraft is reportedly set to install Battlehawk kits on the UAE Armed Force's UH-60M Black Hawk multi-mission helicopters.

 

The company received a $270.5m contract in February 2011 to upgrade 23 of 70 UH-60M helicopters with Battlehawk kits, DefenseNews reported.

 

Sikorsky Aircraft Sales vice-president Robert Kokorda said the UAE-funded programme for the kit production to weaponise Black Hawks is currently in the final stages of development.

 

Kokorda said: "We have been underway now for a couple of years and it's going along well, where we are working to finalise the different configurations that the UAE want on the aircraft and are in the testing phase."

 

Certification of the UAE-mandated weapons kit will be completed after the test-firing programme is finalised.

 

Comprising guided weapons and optical and laser-guided anti-armour missiles such as Hellfire and laser-guided rockets, the Battlehawk kits are claimed to provide the most advanced weaponised Black Hawk helicopter on the market.

 

International Institute for Strategic Studies military aerospace senior fellow Douglas Barrie said: "[The kit] would make it a weaponised utility helicopter, which goes some of the way of being an attack helicopter, but not all the way."

 

While the development has been funded by the UAE, the kit is also being marketed to other countries.

 

Kokorda added: "Right now, [this product] is for them and until we have finished creating the product for them, we are actively marketing it, telling everybody that we are going to have this weapons kit available, but we are not necessarily developing other things beyond what the UAE is looking to put in."

 

In addition to armed reconnaissance and attack missions, Battlehawk-equipped UH-60Ms are expected to perform troop transport, search and rescue, and disaster relief operations, Deagel reported.

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11 mars 2015 3 11 /03 /mars /2015 23:20
An undated photo of a UH-60 Blackhawk assigned to the 1-244th Assault Helicopter Battalion in Hammond, La.

An undated photo of a UH-60 Blackhawk assigned to the 1-244th Assault Helicopter Battalion in Hammond, La.

 

11 mars 2015 Romandie.com (AFP)

 

Washington - Onze militaires américains sont présumés morts après l'accident d'un hélicoptère sur le littoral de Floride (sud-est), lors d'un exercice militaire mardi soir, a-t-on appris de sources militaires mercredi.

 

Nos pensées et nos prières vont à ces militaires et à leurs familles, a indiqué le ministre de la Défense Ashton Carter au début d'une conférence de presse mercredi avec le ministre de la Défense britannique, Michael Fallon.

 

Le président Barack Obama a appelé les généraux commandant les deux unités auxquelles appartenaient les militaires, les forces spéciales des Marines, et la Garde nationale de Louisiane, pour faire part de son soutien aux militaires et à leurs familles, a indiqué de son côté le porte-parole de la Maison Blanche, Josh Earnest.

 

Le président a exprimé sa confiance qu'il y aurait une enquête détaillée et exhaustive sur l'accident et ses causes, a précisé le porte-parole.

 

Sept Marines et quatre membres d'équipage se trouvaient à bord de l'UH-60 Black Hawk de la Guarde nationale de Louisiane, dont l'armée a perdu la trace mardi vers 20H30 (00H30 GMT) près de la base militaire d'Eglin (Floride, sud-est), plongée dans un épais brouillard.

 

Un second hélicoptère, qui était en exercice avec le premier, est rentré à la base militaire.

 

Les recherches se sont concentrées sur la lagune de Santa Rosa, sur la côte de Floride bordant le golfe du Mexique.

 

Les équipes de recherche ont découvert des débris de l'aéronef vers 02H00 mercredi matin (06H00 GMT).

 

Les gardes-côtes américains ont mené les opérations de recherche, qui étaient toujours en cours vers 19H30 GMT mercredi.

 

Les deux hélicoptères participaient à un exercice de routine avec des forces spéciales des Marines du camp Lejeune, de Caroline du Nord, selon la base aérienne d'Eglin.

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5 février 2015 4 05 /02 /février /2015 17:20
i-FMS 200 logiciel – photo Thales

i-FMS 200 logiciel – photo Thales

 

4 février Aerobuzz.fr

 

Thales a été choisi par Northrop Grumman Corporation pour lui fournir son logiciel de système de gestion du vol (FMS), l’i-FMS 200. Ce logiciel sera intégré à l’avionique de mission fournie par Northrop Grumman pour moderniser les hélicoptères UH-60L Black Hawk. La version modernisée des hélicoptères Black Hawk portera le nom de UH-60V.

 

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21 janvier 2015 3 21 /01 /janvier /2015 08:50
photo USAF

photo USAF

 

20.01.2015 By Dominic Perry - FG

 

Slovakia is leaning towards the purchase of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters after receiving promises from the US government over support for the acquisition. Martin Glváč, the Slovak defence minister, speaking during a press conference following a meeting with his US counterpart Chuck Hagel, said that new rotorcraft could be acquired through the Foreign Military Sales mechanism.

 

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9 août 2014 6 09 /08 /août /2014 08:45
Des Black Hawks pour la Tunisie, un choix judicieux?

 

09.08.2014 secretdifa3.com

 

Bien qu’étant un pays connu (même par le passé) par une gestion rigoureuse de ses importations stratégiques, la Tunisie n’a jamais eu de véritable expérience dans les acquisitions complexes en armement. Mis à part le C130J et la flotte de C130 à l’époque, la Tunisie n’a enregistrée que peu de transactions majeures ces 30 dernières années.

Client habitué, et bien avisé d’ailleurs, des EDA (Excess Defense Articles) qui sont les surplus Américains, l’armée tunisienne s’attaque à une grosse commande qui est celle d’un escadron d’hélicoptères de transport et semble cette fois sur le point de commettre une belle erreur en privilégiant l’achat de 12 hélicoptères Américains UH-60 Black Hawks.

 

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27 juin 2014 5 27 /06 /juin /2014 07:20
Sikorsky Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract to Develop New Combat Rescue Helicopter

 

June 26, 2014 Sikorsky Aircraft

 

Stratford, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop new combat search and rescue helicopters. Sikorsky will develop a derivative of the UH-60M BLACK HAWK model for the Air Force’s rescue mission.


The award of an estimated $1.28 billion Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract includes development and integration of the rescue mission systems; delivery of four Combat Rescue Helicopters; as well as seven aircrew and maintainer training systems. Initial training of Air Force aircrew and maintainers and five Combat Rescue Helicopters are also expected to be delivered by 2020, once additional aircraft and training options are exercised. This contract is the first step in the eventual production and fielding of up to 112 aircraft with a potential value of approximately $7.9 billion. Eventual production quantities would be determined year-by-year over the life of the program, based on funding allocations set by Congress and the U.S. Department of Defense acquisition priorities.

“We are honored that the Air Force has selected Sikorsky to develop and build the new Combat Rescue Helicopter,” said Sikorsky President Mick Maurer. “Since 1943, Sikorsky has proudly provided the combat rescue helicopter platform to enable the Air Force to perform one of its most important and sacred missions – bringing our downed service members home safely. I’m tremendously pleased that we will continue to do so for years to come.”

The Air Force announced in 2010 that it would replace its aging HH-60G PAVE HAWK helicopters. Sikorsky, joined by Lockheed Martin as the major subsystems supplier, offered a UH-60M derivative to replace the venerable PAVE HAWK, also made by Sikorsky, as the Air Force’s new Combat Rescue Helicopter. The aircraft features increased internal fuel capability, compared with today’s HH-60G helicopter, thereby giving the CRH-60 the required range, while increasing its internal cabin space.

Like the UH-60M helicopter, the aircraft will feature T700-GE-701D engines, composite wide-chord main rotor blades, and fatigue- and corrosion-resistant machined aero-structures to sustain maneuverability at high density altitudes.

“We are proud to expand our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Air Force and Sikorsky, providing a new aircraft system capable of performing the vital personnel recovery missions, including combat rescue and casualty evacuation,” said Dale Bennett, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training business.

Sikorsky has produced more than 700 H-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters for the U.S. government and militaries worldwide, since production aircraft deliveries began in 2007.

 

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Connecticut, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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25 juin 2014 3 25 /06 /juin /2014 18:25
Mexico - UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

 

Jun 24, 2014 ASDNews Source : Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)

 

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $225 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Jun 24, 2014.

 

The Government of Mexico has requested a possible sale of 5 UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters in standard USG configuration with designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), 13 T700-GE-701D Engines (10 installed and 3 spares), 12 Embedded Global Positioning Systems/Inertial Navigation Systems (10 installed and 2 spares), 10 M134 7.62mm Machine Guns, 5 Star Safire III Forward Looking Infrared Radar Systems, 1 Aviation Mission Planning System, and 1 Aviation Ground Power Unit. Also included are communication equipment including AN/ARC-210 RT-8100 series radios, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, aircraft warranty, air worthiness support, facility construction, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, site surveys, tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of program, technical and logistics support. The estimated cost is $225 million.

 

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23 mai 2014 5 23 /05 /mai /2014 17:55
L’envol des faucons noirs

 

23.05.2014 Armée de Terre

 

Observer. Guider. Hélitreuiller. Embarquer. Manœuvrer. Autant d’actions répétées ensemble pendant trois jours, dans un contexte interarmes, interarmées et interalliés, par les équipes des détachements de liaison d’observation et de coordination (DLOC) du 1er RA qui se sont entraînées aux différentes procédures de combat OTAN impliquant tous les intervenants de la 3e dimension. L’opportunité de travailler dans les conditions similaires à celles d’un théâtre d’opérations.

 

À découvrir en photos…

L’envol des faucons noirs

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23 mai 2014 5 23 /05 /mai /2014 17:55
Les français s’exercent avec le Blackhawk / Crédits : ADC Isabelle HELIES

Les français s’exercent avec le Blackhawk / Crédits : ADC Isabelle HELIES

 

22/05/2014 J. SEVERIN - Armée de Terre

 

Du lundi 12 au jeudi 15 mai 2014, le 1er  régiment d’artillerie (1er RA) a organisé ROYAL BLACKHAWK, un exercice de coopération franco-américaine, dans la région de Belfort.

 

Durant trois jours, près d’une centaine de soldats regroupant les équipes de détachements de liaison d’observation et de coordination (DLOC) du 1e RA, la 7e brigade blindée mais aussi des hélicoptères d’attaque du 1er RHC, des avions de la BA 102 et deux Blackhawk américains du 214th Aviation Régiment -basé en Allemagne-, ont participé à l’exercice. L’occasion de les entraîner aux missions d’appuis feu-artillerie et aux procédures de combat interarmes et interarmées.

 

Le LCL Alexandre Lesueur, chef opération du 1er RA, a fait le bilan de cet exercice :  « Nous sommes dans la phase d’entraînement collectif de notre cycle de préparation, les équipes, déjà aguerries, progressent encore. Chacun a travaillé dans sa spécificité, mais toujours au profit de l’autre. C’est bien là l’essentiel de notre mission. »

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12 mai 2014 1 12 /05 /mai /2014 15:55
Exercice Royal Blackhawk - photo 1e RA

Exercice Royal Blackhawk - photo 1e RA

 

source 1e Régiment d'Artillerie


Exercice Royal Blackhawk au 1er RA : hélicoptères US, mortiers FR et DLOC franco-allemands dans le ciel de Belfort

Exercice Royal Blackhawk - photo 1e RA

Exercice Royal Blackhawk - photo 1e RA

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9 avril 2014 3 09 /04 /avril /2014 07:20
The active US Army will receive National Guard Apache attack helicopters under a new plan. (US Army)

The active US Army will receive National Guard Apache attack helicopters under a new plan. (US Army)

 

Apr. 8, 2014 - By PAUL McLEARY – Defense News

 

WASHINGTON — In a surprising move, the head of the US National Guard Bureau has given his blessing to the US Army’s plan to move all of the Guard’s Apache attack helicopters into the active force while receiving several hundred Black Hawk and Lakota multi-use helicopters in return.

 

“As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, we have fought, and we have discussed many, many times, these topics,” the National Guard Bureau chief, Army Gen. Frank Grass, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday “And I provided my best military advice. I’ve assessed the risk. I’ve given the cost.

 

“But the decision’s been made, Mr. Chairman,” he said. “And my job now is to begin to look at the effects across the states, and figure out how we’re going to execute this plan.”

 

The general’s acquiescence came as a surprise in what many anticipated to be a contentious hearing, especially after Grass told the House Defense Appropriations subcommittee on April 3, “I do not agree with the proposal to take all Apaches out of the guard.”

 

Grass testified before the committee with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, who has been campaigning for the aviation restructuring for months, but has encountered stiff resistance from the Guard leadership and sharp questions from Congress.

 

The chief emphasized that the aviation plan is a necessity given the tightening fiscal picture for the Army, and the expense of upgrading its helicopter fleets.

 

“No one is fully satisfied with the final outcome, including myself,” he offered. “However, the reality is the funding in the future will not allow us to have everything we may want. These cuts will still occur, even if we delay our decisions or fail to address the issue as the total Army. The results will be hollowing out of our Army.”

 

The plan calls for the Army to retire its fleet of Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters and replace them with the Guard’s Apaches, which will team with Army drones to perform the scout mission. Overall, the Army will lose 687 aircraft, including 600 Kiowas.

 

The active component will also eliminate three of its 13 Combat Aviation Brigades while the Guard will retain all of its 10 aviation brigades.

 

The Army expects to save about $12 billion over the next several years by taking this approach, beginning with $2 billion in fiscal 2015 alone.

 

The strategy “salvages our plans to modernize our aviation fleet,” said Col. Frank Tate, the Army’s chief of aviation force development, at an event across town at the same time the chiefs were testifying on Capitol Hill.

 

“We were lowering our rates of procurement on our biggest systems” due to the cost of maintaining seven different helicopter platforms, Tate told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

 

The Army’s proposal to get rid of two models of the Kiowa and the TH-67 trainer helicopter would eliminate three aircraft models of the Army’s seven, as it continues to modernize the Chinook, Apache and Black Hawk until replacement helicopters begin to enter the fleet some time in the 2030s.

 

While the Army might be losing helicopters, it is increasingly eyeing shipboard operations for the 690 Apaches that it is keeping.

 

Operating from ships at sea “seems to be a growth capability, and we do sense that there is increasing demand out there” in South Korea and the Central Command area of operations, said the Army’s director of aviation, Col. John Lindsay.

 

“We’ve gotta make sure that we have the appropriate demand signal coming in from the combatant commanders,” however, in order to determine “how much maritime capability does the Army need to invest in,” he added.

 

Lindsay acknowledged that over the long term, “we still have some work to do” to determine how much the Army wants — or needs — to invest in operating Apache helicopters from naval vessels.

 

In a nod to Marine Corps sensitivities over the issue, Tate was quick to point out that flying Army helicopters from the decks of ships isn’t necessarily anything new. He was involved in operations in Haiti in the early 1990s where the Army flew Apaches off the back of short-deck Navy frigates.

 

“The Army is not new to this idea of maritime operations and ship operations,” he insisted

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8 avril 2014 2 08 /04 /avril /2014 11:20
Blackhawks of 4th Sqdn, 6th Air Cav Regt

Blackhawks of 4th Sqdn, 6th Air Cav Regt

 

April 8, 2014: Strategy Page

 

Not surprisingly, for the country that pioneered the development and production of helicopters, American models comprise 48 percent of the military helicopters now in service. The most common, with 18 percent of the military market, is the S-70 (also known as the UH/SH/MH-60 Black Hawk) a ten ton transport that replaced the UH-1 (a 4.6 ton helicopter developed in the 1950s and was known as the “Huey” during the Vietnam War) in the 1980s. However the UH-1 still has 8 percent of the market and has been much upgraded and is no longer manufactured. But many firms specialize in refurbishing UH-1s and Huey will be around for a few decades more. The civilian version of the UH-1, the 5.3 ton Bell 212/412 has four percent of the military market and is still in production. The 22 ton CH-47 is a heavy transports (carrying up to ten tons) and has five percent of the market and the smaller (1.3 ton) OH-58 and MD500 are scout helicopters and each has four percent of the market. The 11 ton AH-64 has five percent of the market.

 

Mi-24 RAE 2013

Mi-24 RAE 2013

Russian Cold War era helicopters have 16 percent of the market. These include the 11 ton Mi-8/17 transport with 11 percent and the 12 ton Mi-24 gunship with five percent. The rest of the military helicopters are mainly European models although China and India are beginning to introduce their own designs.

 

The United States has the largest military helicopter fleet, with 30 percent of the world total. Russia is second with 5 percent followed by South Korea and China (4 percent each), Japan, India and France (3 percent each) and then Turkey, Germany and Italy with 2 percent each. By tonnage lift the U.S. has about half the world total because of its large number of heavier transports.

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5 mars 2014 3 05 /03 /mars /2014 18:30
Sikorsky And Turkey Sign Deal On Building Variant of Black Hawk Helicopter

 

March 5, 2014. David Pugliese Defence Watch

 

News release from Sikorsky:

 

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has signed agreements with the Turkish government and key Turkish aerospace contractors that license Turkey’s aerospace industry to manufacture 109 T-70 helicopters (Turkish variants of Sikorsky’s S-70i™ International BLACK HAWK helicopter) for operation by the Turkish Government, and to assemble 109 S-70i™ helicopters for Sikorsky.

 

The agreements license the transfer of certain manufacturing technology to Turkish industry, and provide for the potential to produce up to a total of 600 aircraft, including both T-70 units for Turkish indigenous use and S-70i™ aircraft for export over the next 30 years. The agreements are subject to requisite export approvals.

 

“This program is unprecedented in Sikorsky’s 90-year history,” said Sikorsky President Mick Maurer. “We have signed contracts that collectively will raise our already strong supplier and customer relationships in Turkey to levels that we expect will endure for decades. We are very pleased that these agreements also will potentially open additional markets for the world’s leading utility military helicopter while strengthening Turkish industry’s position as a world-class aerospace provider.”

 

Under the program, known as the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program, Sikorsky has signed agreements with the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and two Turkish defense contractors, Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and Aselsan A.S. TAI is the prime contractor for T-70 licensed production and assembly in Turkey for multi-mission use by the Turkish government. The aircraft will be assembled in Turkey by TAI and will include components supplied by Sikorsky and other American and Turkish companies. Aselsan will develop a new cockpit avionics system that will be featured in the T-70 aircraft.

 

Turkey’s Defence Industry Executive Committee has reported a total program value of $3.5 billion, inclusive of the work to be performed by Sikorsky, TAI and other TUHP suppliers. In addition to the work with TAI and Aselsan, Sikorsky will expand the manufacturing capability of Alp Aviation, which is 50 percent owned by Sikorsky.

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15 juin 2013 6 15 /06 /juin /2013 21:20
Sikorsky Wins $245M Order for Additional Black Hawks

June 14, 2013 defense-aerospace.com

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued June 13, 2013)

 

Pentagon Contract Announcement

 

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $244,863,014 modification (P00077), to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract (W58RGZ-12-C-0008), for the procurement of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters.

 

Fiscal 2013 procurement funds are being obligated on this award.

 

The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity

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11 juin 2013 2 11 /06 /juin /2013 20:20

10 juin 2013 26THMEU

 

U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the 36th Aviation Combat Brigade conduct flight deck operations aboard the USS San Antonio (LPD 17), at sea, May 23, 2013. Also available in high definition. (U.S. Marine Corps motion media by Lance Cpl. Juanenrique Owings, 26th MEU Combat Camera/Released)

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12 mars 2013 2 12 /03 /mars /2013 12:35

UH-60 Black Hawk source asdnews

 

12 mars 2013 Romandie.com (AFP)

 

KANDAHAR (Afghanistan) - Cinq soldats américains de la coalition de l'Otan sont morts dans le crash de leur hélicoptère Black Hawk dans le sud de l'Afghanistan, ont annoncé mardi des responsables.

 

Selon la police de la province de Kandahar, l'un des fiefs des insurgés talibans, le crash s'est produit lors d'un orage tard lundi soir dans le district de Daman.

 

Un responsable taliban à Kandahar a affirmé que le crash était en fait le fruit d'une attaque des insurgés, mais les autorités locales ont balayé du revers de la main ces affirmations. Il n'y avait pas d'insurgés dans ce secteur au moment de l'incident, a rétorqué le général Abdul Razeq, chef de la police provinciale.

 

Les causes du crash font l'objet d'une enquête, mais les premières informations indiquent qu'il n'y avait pas d'activités ennemies dans cette zone à ce moment-là, a indiqué de son côté la force de l'Otan en Afghanistan (Isaf).

 

Conformément à son habitude, la coalition n'a pas dévoilé la nationalité des victimes, mais un haut responsable militaire occidental ayant requis l'anonymat a confirmé à l'AFP que les victimes étaient toutes américaines.

 

En août dernier, un hélicoptère s'était écrasé dans des conditions suspectes dans la même province de Kandahar, causant la mort de onze personnes, sept soldats américains ainsi que trois militaires et un interprète afghans. Les rebelles talibans avaient revendiqué avoir abattu l'aéronef, ce que n'avait pas démenti l'Isaf.

 

Les accidents d'hélicoptères sont relativement fréquents en Afghanistan, le plus souvent dus à des problèmes mécaniques ou à de mauvaises conditions météorologiques, et plus rarement à des attaques ennemies. L'Isaf s'appuie énormément sur le transport aérien en raison notamment d'un terrain très accidenté.

 

Deux soldats américains et des membres des forces de sécurité afghanes avaient aussi été tués lundi lorsqu'un homme portant l'uniforme afghan a ouvert le feu sur eux dans la province du Wardak, située à la porte de la capitale Kaboul, portant ainsi à sept le nombre de soldats américains ayant perdu la vie ce jour-là en sol afghan.

 

Le président afghan Hamid Karzaï avait par ailleurs accusé dimanche les Etats-Unis et les talibans de discuter hors du pays de l'avenir de l'Afghanistan après le retrait de l'essentiel des forces de l'Otan en 2014.

 

M. Karzaï avait même soutenu que des attentats récents perpétrés par les talibans servaient la rhétorique des Etats-Unis, car ils leurs permettaient de justifier leur présence au pays après le retrait de l'Otan. La Maison Blanche a rejeté sans appel lundi les propos du président Karzaï.

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