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Sikorsky Teams with Rheinmetall to Offer CH-53K to Germany

February 6, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Germany, Sikorsky, Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky has signed a strategic agreement with and German defense firm Rheinmetall teaming for competing in the German Air Force planned replacement of Sikorsky's CH-53G heavy transport helicopter program (Schwerer Transporthubschrauber - STH). The Germans evaluate two options - the CH-47F Chinook from Boeing and CH-53K from Lockheed Martin Sikorsky. The team plans to introduce more German teammates in the weeks to come.

Airbus Helicopters Delivers Modernized Tiger HAD Attack Helicopter

December 22, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Syndicated Industry News 
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first Tiger helicopter retrofitted into the HAD version of the French Army Aviation. In the UK, after completing a modernization of Puma 2 helicopters, the company entered an agreement to support the Royal Air Force Puma 2 fleet.

Bell V-280 Valor Tiltrotor Completes First Flight

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
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The V-280 Valor has achieved first flight yesterday, at Bell Helicopter facility at Amarillo, Texas. The V-280 Valor is Bell's variant evaluated by the US Army Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator initiative.

Autonomous Guidance and Landing for Helicopters Tested by Airbus

December 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Airbus, Syndicated Industry News 
Airbus' EAGLE vision system began flight testing on ab H225 helicopter flying testbed. The system improves situational awareness and reduces the pilot’s workload by automating and securing approaches, take-off, and landing. Photo: Airbus

Marines Try Out Fully Autonomous Helicopters

December 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: logistics, Syndicated Industry News 
The Marine Corps examined an innovative autonomous flying capability that enables troops to safely and reliably control helicopters from the ground, even in difficult weather conditions. The demonstration flight took place this week at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., as the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced the successful conclusion of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program.

Russian Arms in the War on Terror

August 23, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
At the Army-2017 exhibition near Moscow, the Russian arms industries are promotiong the latest weapons and systems tested in combat in Syria. Unlike similar events in the west, the Russian weapons are demonstrated in daily live firing demonstrations throughout the week long event.

Russian Helicopters Introduces a Training Version of the Night Hunter

August 22, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
The Russian Rosvertol company completed production of the first newly modernized Mi-28UB 'Night Hunter' attack helicopter toward delivery to the Russian military. Unlike the standard attack helicopter, the UB has dual controls in the front and back seats, to enable better training of flight personnel.

Apache Helicopter Fires High-Energy Laser Against a Ground Target at White Sands

June 26, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
A high-energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter acquired and hit an unmanned target during a recent firing test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test was conducted by Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command.
              

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Royal Navy to Induct the Crowsnet New AEW Helicopter by 2020

January 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
The British Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced a £269M (US$327 million) deal for the procurement of 10 aerial surveillance systems to operate on the Royal Navy new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. Initial deliveries are expected in 2018 with initial operational capability in 2020.
              

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First Order for BrightNite Helicopter Piloting System

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
Elbit Systems received a first order for the BrightNite vision system from one of NATO air forces in, (name of the country has not been released). BrightNite is designed to enhance helicopter pilot visibility and situational awareness in Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) conditions. The company is expected to deliver the systems under a $17 million contract, within 30 months.
              

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Aurora Tailors an Unmanned Flight Suite for the Huey

November 10, 2016 by · Comment
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Unmanned Peacekeepers Over Africa

September 5, 2016 by · Comment
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Israel Requests Eight SH-60F SeaHawk from US Navy Surplus

July 10, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Sikorsky, Syndicated Industry News 
Sikorsky/US Navy SH-60 Sea hawk. U.S. Navy photo by Zachary EshlemanIsrael is seeking US approval for the supply of eight SH-60F Sea-Hawk Helicopters from US Navy surplus to support the Israeli Navy security operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The helicopters will initially operate with the four new Meko-100 Class Magen corvettes Israel will receive from Germany by 2020.
              

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Japan Wants Dozen More AW101 Helicopters

June 25, 2016 by · Comment
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Russian Sub Hunter to Receive a Guided, Anti-Submarine Weapon

June 24, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
The Russian Navy is activating the Mi-14 in the submarine hunting mission after the helicopter was decommissioned from this role in 1996. Back then the helicopter was tasked with depth charges and massive nuclear weapons used in anti-submarine warfare. On its new mission, the helicopter will receive lighter, conventional armed Zalon-2 guided anti-submarine weapons.The Russian Navy is activating the Mi-14 in the submarine hunting mission after the helicopter was decommissioned from this role in 1996. Back then the helicopter was tasked with depth charges and massive nuclear weapons used in anti-submarine warfare. On its new mission, the helicopter will receive lighter, conventional armed Zalon-2 guided anti-submarine weapons.
              

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New Laser Countermesure System to Protect Aircraft and Helicopters from Missile Attack

June 14, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
SPREOS combines a radar based verification sensor and an active laser (DIRCM), mounted on the same optical path. In fact, the laser 'fires׳ right through the center of the radar panel, enabling significant cost saving in maintaining separate aiming devices. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-UpdateUnveiled yesterday at Eurosatory 2016 by Israel based Bird Aerosystems, SPREOS combines a radar based verification sensor and an active laser effector to form a directional, infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system. Mounted on the same optical path, the laser 'fires׳ right through the center of the radar panel, enabling significant cost saving in maintaining separate aiming devices.
              

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Super Puma Grounded

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Super Puma Grounded

H225 is operated by several countries in search and rescue missions. The civilian version is also used for SAR as well as offshore transportation. Photo: Airbus Helicopters Airbus will need to work hard if military sales are ever to recover the growing scandal over the Norwegian crash.
              

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Airbus Competes With Four Different Aircraft and Helicopters on Five Indian Tenders

March 26, 2016 by · Comment
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Asian Navies Evaluate Acquisition of AW-159 ASW Helicopters

February 23, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The AW159 is the latest twin-engine multi-role, maritime and utility aircraft developed from the extremely successful AgustaWestland Lynx family of helicopters. Photo: AgustaWestlandMalaysia and the Philippines are considering the acquisition of new helicopters for maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare. Following its win in South Korea, AgustaWestland's AW-159 is a strong contender on both programs.
              

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Asian Navies Evaluate Acquisition of AW-159 ASW Helicopters

February 23, 2016 by · Comment
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The AW159 is the latest twin-engine multi-role, maritime and utility aircraft developed from the extremely successful AgustaWestland Lynx family of helicopters. Photo: AgustaWestlandMalaysia and the Philippines are considering the acquisition of new helicopters for maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare. Following its win in South Korea, AgustaWestland's AW-159 is a strong contender on both programs.
              

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Russian Helicopters Testing Advanced Rotorcraft Technology

January 3, 2016 by · Comment
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UK mothballs 16 Apaches, the remaining 50 are likely to be upgraded

March 21, 2015 by · Comment
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The Eyes of the Future RN Carrier Strike Force

February 8, 2015 by · Comment
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US Navy deploys a laser weapon to the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea

November 24, 2014 by · Comment
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