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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...
August 10, 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...
August 9, 2011
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey program has presented a second multiyear procurement (MYP II) proposal to the U.S...
August 8, 2011
A NATO Boeing CH-47 Chinook crashed in the Wardak province of Afghanistan early Saturday, resulting in the deaths of 38 soldiers onboard, including 30 U.S. service members. According to U.S. officials, among the 25 special ops forces on board, 22 were...
August 3, 2011
The health and mission effects of helicopter pilots and crewmembers who suffer from back and neck pain due to flying took center stage during the Rotary-Wing Aircraft Seating Forum, held July 26–27 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...
August 1, 2011
Rotor & Wing: There is a widespread international concern today over the direction and pace of rotorcraft development in order to meet future needs. A main focus of concern seems to be the lack of government funding. Sikorsky appears to have created its own solution witnessed by the X2/S-97 development process. This seems to be the first step in developing a capability for the future. I’m also...
August 1, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell Helicopter has delivered the initial OH-58 “A2D” wartime replacement cabin to the U.S. Army. During a conference call on June 30 with reporters, Army and Bell officials provided an update on the progress of the program, which converts existing OH-58A models with a 3,500-lb max gross weight to D models, with a max gross weight of 5,500 lbs. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew...
August 1, 2011
The U.S. Navy has completed a successful test flight of an MH-60 Seahawk flown with a 50/50 blend of algae-based and...
August 1, 2011
Boeing’s AH-6i flies overhead in the Arizona desert during the final day of a media tour with the helicopter manufacturer. Photo by Andrew Drwiega Within Boeing’s recently restructured Defense, Space and Security (DS&S) division, rotorcraft are no longer grouped together, although they are all part of Chadwick’s military aircraft business. The AH-64 Apache is now within Global Strike...
August 1, 2011
Following the French government’s premature announcement in late May that its Gazelle and Tiger helicopters, together with British Apaches, would begin operations against Col. Gaddafi’s military regime in Libya in support of Operation Unified Protector, the British government had no recourse but to confirm the fact soon after. The Apaches’ first mission occurred on June 5/6, with the...
July 29, 2011
EADS division Cassidian has won a contract from Korean Aircraft Industries (KAI) to provide its AN/AAR-60...
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