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September 6, 2011
The Naval Aviation Training Systems program office has produced a portable desktop trainer (DTT) for Sikorsky MH-53E...
September 2, 2011
Bell Boeing's V-22 program has been awarded a $34-million U.S. Air Force contract for new CV-22 trainers and upgrades to existing...
September 2, 2011
The Finnish Defence Forces has contracted Patria to provide ballistic protection plates for its fleet of...
September 1, 2011
Makers of military rotorcraft are understandably nervous these days with the real possibility of up to $700 billion in defense-related cuts between now and 2023. Add in the recent credit default showdown and trillions in anticipated budget cuts from the so-called Congressional “super committee,” and the uncertainty increases. But the anxiety could be unnecessary, according to several industry...
September 1, 2011
Military commanders, not to mention their political masters, dread any operational loss that results in a high number of military personnel being killed and/or injured, especially in a single incident. Such an event can turn a nation’s public commitment to the ongoing war and thus erode the will of the politicians to prosecute it further. The loss of the U.S. National Guard Chinook CH-47D (not a...
September 1, 2011
With the web transforming the frequency of the news cycle from daily/weekly to hourly/by-the-minute updates in recent years, it’s easy to miss—or filter out due to information overload—significant events. It’s impossible to follow all the world’s news in a single day, let alone actually think about it. The downing of a U.S. Army National Guard Boeing CH-47D Chinook on Aug. 6...
September 1, 2011
The Chinese and Asian military helicopter markets are ones that are double-edged for most western helicopter manufacturers (OEMs). While directly supplying the Chinese military is not a market that is open to them, the huge rise in China’s economic strength and its subsequent renewed drive to modernize its military forces are giving many of its neighbors, who can buy from the western OEMs, the reason...
September 1, 2011
Sikorsky has completed its first international delivery of the MH-60 variant. The Royal Thai Navy purchased the two MH-60S Seahawks through...
September 1, 2011
The health and mission effects of helicopter pilots and crewmembers who suffer from back and neck pain due to flying took center stage in late July during the Rotary-Wing Aircraft Seating Forum in Washington, D.C. A panel of speakers from military and scientific industries presented findings—as well as personal experiences—in regards to back and neck pain. The forum included representatives...
September 1, 2011
Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC Engineering Services has modified and delivered the last of 22 Russian Mi-17s for the Iraqi Air Force. This...
September 1, 2011
September 1, 2011
August 31, 2011
An intriguing insight into what might be the U.S. Army’s developing view of how it sees the proposed Joint Multi-Role (JMR) helicopter has come out of a presentation from Col. Doug Rombough, Program Executive Officer for rotary wing aviation for Special Operations Forces (PEO-RW). He gave the presentation at a recent Special Operations Forces industry conference, indicating that the current plethora...
August 31, 2011
Becker Avionics has provided the U.S. Army’s fleet of Eurocopter UH-72A Lakotas with its Polycon aircraft wireless intercom system...
August 29, 2011
Huntsville, Ala.-based Defense Technology, Inc. (DTI) has completed a Mil Mi-17 maintenance training program for the Afghan Air Force. More than 30 soldiers...
August 26, 2011
New York, N.Y.-based L-3 Communications has been tapped by Lockheed Martin to provide the U.S. Army’s fleet of Boeing...
August 24, 2011
The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Boeing a £1 billion ($1.64 billion) contract for 14 new CH-47 Mk-6 Chinooks...
August 23, 2011
The Australian Army has contracted Boeing to provide simulator training for Bell 206B1 Kiowas. Boeing will provide the Army with a...
August 22, 2011
Pratt & Whitney has completed a trial run of its EcoPower engine wash on U.S. Navy Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawks. Testing was held at Naval...
August 11, 2011
AgustaWestland has selected Spanish IT company, Indra, to develop AW159 Lynx Wildcat simulators for the British Ministry of Defence. Both the...
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