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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
Defense contractors Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman said Thursday that they've won a $91 million contract for radars to be used on Saudi Arabia's Apache attack helicopters. Northrop Grumman said its share of the Longbow work would be handled from its electronic systems division in Linthicum. Lockheed Martin is based in Bethesda. The companies said the contract is for Longbow Fire Control Radars for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command and the Saudi Arabia National Guard, spares and support for the aviation command and Longbow mast mounted assemblies for the U.S. Army.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
A mechanical problem forced a police helicopter pilot to make an emergency landing on the football field of a local high school in Columbia on Thursday night, a maneuver that caused "significant damage" to the aircraft but injured no one, according to Howard County Police. About 11:07 p.m., the pilot and three flight officers were responding to a police call when the undetermined problem occurred, police said. The pilot, a tenured officer and certified flight instructor, "spotted Wilde Lake High School nearby" using night-vision goggles and performed the emergency landing in the field, which sustained minimal damage.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
There was no doubt about which Baltimore station was the one to turn to in the immediate wake of the CSX train derailment Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore County. For the first 10 minutes or so, WBAL-TV, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate, was the only station with live overhead helicopter shots of the wreckage along the tracks and the fires sending plumes of smoke into the air. Normally, breaking coverage on such major stories is a dogfight between WBAL and WJZ, which also owns a helicopter.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
U.S. Army Capt. Sara M. Knutson-Cullen, a former Eldersburg resident who died in a helicopter crash in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 11, will be among the honorees at the May 27 Memorial Day service at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium. Knutson-Cullen, 27, was a 2003 graduate of Liberty High School and a 2007 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, and had previously served at Fort Wainwright in Alaska.
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Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Fire officials in Harford County say a medevac helicopter was requested in Whiteford on Sunday after an 11-year-old boy reportedly crashed an ATV four-wheeler into a tree. The accident happened in the 4400 block of Slate Ridge Road. On Sunday afternoon, a member with the Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company said no further details were immediately available. This story will be updated. andrea.walker@baltsun.com Twitter.com/ankwalker Text BUSINESS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun Business text alerts
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2013
A woman in her 70s was badly injured when she fell out of a moving antique pickup truck in Baltimore County Sunday morning near the Pennsylvania border, police said. Details of how the woman fell out of the 1949 black Chevrolet pickup were not available, and Baltimore County police were investigating the matter but it has not been determined whether charges will be filed, Lt. Rob McCullough, a police spokesman, said. The woman was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center as a precaution, but her condition was stable and she was able to answer questions from detectives, McCullough said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
A pedestrian was struck in Randallstown at Offutt Road and Winands Road on Thursday morning, said Baltimore County Police and Fire Department officials. Cpl. Cathy Batton, a Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman, said at 8:05 a.m., police and fire units responded to a report at Offutt Road and Winands Road and encountered a teen female pedestrian that had been struck. The pedestrian was flown via helicopter to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Trauma Unit with serious injuries. Randallstown High School was used as the helicopter landing zone, officials said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2013
Eighteen months after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake voted to approve the purchase of four new helicopters for the Police Department, her proposed budget called for grounding one of them in a cost-saving move. But within days, the administration reversed course and said Thursday it intends to keep all four choppers flying in the unit known as Foxtrot. Police likely will have to find the projected $1 million in savings elsewhere in their budget. It is unclear how the cut became part of the proposed budget, which was unveiled last week.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
Sara Knutson Cullen was as comfortable in a dress and stiletto heels as she was smoking cigars and flying Black Hawk helicopters in Afghanistan - a driven and level-headed 27-year-old whose dreams stretched far beyond her roots in Carroll County, family and friends said Sunday. Cullen, a captain in the U.S. Army, died along with four other Army members in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan last Monday, the Department of Defense said. She is the first Marylander killed in Afghanistan this year.
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