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April 26, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps’ 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team part of the 24th Marine...
April 26, 2012
How does a small start-up company come out of nowhere in just over half a decade to land one of four contracts, each worth $4 million, from the U.S. Army to conduct Configuration Trades Analysis studies for the next generation of military helicopter? It has a lot to do with the “gray-haired” engineering team that AVX Aircraft founder David Brody put together beginning in 2005. One of those men...
April 26, 2012
U.S. Special Forces have been committed into the fight against al Qaeda since Sept. 28, 2001—a mere 17 days after 9/11. “Since then, and for the last 10 years the fight has been continuous,” said Brig. Gen. Kevin Mangum, Commander, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation, speaking to delegates at Quad-A, the Army’s annual gathering held in Nashville in early April. He noted that the...
April 24, 2012
The U.S. Army has issued a contract to Bell Helicopter for engineering services and a "new metal" OH-58D...
April 23, 2012
The Pentagon has stated that weather was the “principal cause” in the Sikorsky Black Hawk crash that claimed the lives of four Americans in...
April 19, 2012
Spanish IT company, Indra, has selected the Christie Matrix StIM simulation projection system for the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD). The British Army and Royal Navy are set to use the system for training with the new AgustaWestland...
April 11, 2012
During a speech at last week’s Quad-A Forum & Exhibition, U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) laid out the goals of the Army Aviation Caucus (AAC), which he formed in December 2011 with co-chairman Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pa.). Brooks also provided an update on the current financial situation facing the U.S. government, addressing the “800-pound gorilla” in a room of hundreds of soldiers...
April 9, 2012
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has contracted Northrop Grumman to supply mission computers for Bell UH-1Y Venoms and AH-1Z...
April 6, 2012
The U.S. Army's fleet of more than 180 Bell TH-67 trainers are now equipped with Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s...
April 4, 2012
The main aim of U.S. Army Aviation is now to preserve the force for the future, said Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, commanding general of the Army Aviation Center of Excellence, during his opening remarks at the 2012 AAAA Forum in Nashville. The annual gathering of the U.S. Army Aviation command was held against a backdrop of pending defense cuts that are currently set at $470 billion over the next 10...
April 4, 2012
After 15 years without unveiling a new rotorcraft, it only took around three months for MD Helicopters to pull together its latest offering—the 540F. An upgrade to the 530F, the new model will feature a Rolls-Royce engine, avionics from Elbit Systems and a six-bladed rotor system. The company plans to enter the 540F into the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) competition, in addition to...
April 4, 2012
The U.S. Army Aviation Association of America honored its National Award recipients for 2011 during Monday’s opening ceremonies of the annual Professional Forum & Exposition (Quad-A) in Nashville. The awards recognize outstanding achievements of aviation units, individual soldiers and civilians. This year six soldiers, five units and two civilians received awards. The Boeing Outstanding Aviation...
April 3, 2012
The sacrifices that military families make took center stage on Monday during the opening ceremonies of the Army Aviation Association of America’s Professional Forum and Exhibition in Nashville. Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield and his wife, Kim, honored a number of spouses for continued support while significant...
April 3, 2012
EADS North America introduced a boosted version of its Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) offering for the U.S. Army on Monday during Quad-A in Nashville. Dubbed the AAS-72X+, the helicopter is a derivative of the AAS-72X Lakota light utility helicopter, and is based on the commercial EC145T2. Plans call for 72X+ production to take place at Eurocopter’s facility in Columbus, Miss., starting as early as 2016...
April 2, 2012
British Apache attack helicopters operating from HMS Ocean during NATO’s Operation Unified Protector over Libya had a "cognitive effect" on the minds of Col. Gaddafi’s military commanders, according to Group Capt. Peter Squires, commanding officer of the United Kingdom’s 906 Expeditionary Air Wing at the time.   On March 27 at the RAF Club in London, Capt. Squires addressed...
April 2, 2012
Guiseppi Orsi, once CEO of helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland, now chief executive of parent Italian defence company Finmeccanica, is overseeing the organization’s biggest overhaul in a decade. Finmeccanica has just announced a EUR 2.3 billion ($3.06 billion) net loss for 2011, in contrast with a net profit of EUR 557 million the previous year. This was due to write-downs and one-off charges of...
April 1, 2012
Ka-52 Alligator. While Russian Helicopters is expanding globally in civil markets, the manufacturer’s military variants continue to draw international attention. Photos by Russian Helicopters During a Feb. 13 interview at Heli-Expo, Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov sat down with Rotor & Wing to discuss a number of topics, ranging from global expansion, emerging markets and training, to...
April 1, 2012
Protecting the Olympics and Paralympics from terrorism is a serious business. This summer, the Olympics arrive in London, and the armed forces are being made ready for the challenge. Leave has been canceled during the period of the games for those actually, and even potentially, involved in the huge security operation. The largest warship in the Royal Navy, HMS Ocean, at 21,500 tons, and having recently...
April 1, 2012
Boeing and the U.S. Army have wrapped up a series of tests on the company’s Adaptive Vehicle Management System (AVMS), a rotorcraft flight control system. AVMS...
April 1, 2012
The U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) aimed at producing a smaller, cheaper, and yet more powerful engine for the UH-60 and AH-64 fleets is not only running on-time and on-budget, but has become a major player in the Army’s future budgetary planning. Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) is a 50/50 joint venture involving Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney that is producing the...
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