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May 18, 2011
The AH-64 Apaches of 8th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, an Army Reserve unit stationed in Camp Taji...
May 18, 2011
Pakistan agreed to return the tail section and wreckage of the modified helicopter involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad to U.S. government officials on Tuesday. But due to the nature of the classified operation, military rotorcraft experts say it could be years before the full details about the raid and the Sikorsky UH-60’s secret modifications come to light. While...
May 16, 2011
Boeing has won a $23.7-million U.S. Army contract to continue initial production fielding support...
May 13, 2011
U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials have unveiled a new technology that allows Bell AH-1 and Sikorsky MH-60 pilots to “fire and...
May 10, 2011
UK-based GKN Aerospace has earned the 2011 American Helicopter Society Supplier...
May 5, 2011
An elite team of Navy SEALs and CIA operatives used two militarized Sikorsky UH-60s to storm a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan Sunday and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But the exact variant has come into question following the release of photos Tuesday in the UK’s Daily Mail Online...
May 4, 2011
An elite team of Navy SEALs and CIA operatives used two militarized Sikorsky UH-60s to storm a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan Sunday and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But the exact variant has come into question following the release of photos yesterday in the UK’s Daily Mail Online showing wreckage of the helicopter that experienced a “hard landing” and was thought destroyed by...
May 3, 2011
Manassas, Va.-based Aurora Flight Sciences has delivered the first CH-53K main rotor pylon (MRP) structural...
May 2, 2011
A small U.S. Special Ops team, including CIA and Navy SEALs using Boeing Chinooks and Sikorsky Black Hawks, assaulted a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on Sunday, killing Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Reports indicate that one helicopter experienced a mechanical failure resulting in a hard landing, with no...
May 2, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft has reached a production landmark in delivering 200 MH-60S and 100 MH-60R helicopters...
May 1, 2011
Quad-A, the Army Aviation Association of America’s annual gathering was kicked-off in earnest by MG Anthony Crutchfield on the first morning when he set the Army’s aim point for the new Joint Multi-Role helicopter at 2030. By that date, he said, the lifetime of all of the Army’s major platforms would be in sight: Apache Block III would come to the end of its service life around 2040, so...
May 1, 2011
EADS North America brought its AAS-72X to Nashville Intl Airport (BNA) for flight demonstrations during Quad-A. Along with American Eurocopter and Lockheed...
May 1, 2011
Boeing Apache press conference at Quad-A. The first Block III Apache will officially roll off Boeing’s Mesa, Ariz. production line at the end of October, while the final Block II aircraft is set for completion during 2013. There are now only 40 Apache A models remaining that need to be converted to Apache Ds and the budget to do this has been signed-off...
May 1, 2011
Bell Helicopter is moving forward with two upgrading/modification programs for the well-proven OH-58D Kiowa Warrior. These include a U.S. Army program begun last year to upgrade the OH-58D to the OH-58F model, and a Bell-funded program as its proposal for the Army’s projected Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) competition. The OH-58F, an Army Acquisition II program, passed its Milestone B review in December...
May 1, 2011
After attending HAI’s Heli-Expo in Orlando in early March, I headed west and joined up with elements of the United Kingdom’s Army Air Corps to observe part of Exercise Crimson Eagle, which is staged out of Naval Air Station El Centro in southern California (look for the full story in an upcoming issue of Rotor & Wing this summer). But why, you may ask, does British Army Aviation come all...
April 29, 2011
The U.S. Department of Defense is conducting a survey throughout April that focuses on any pilots or crewmembers that have suffered back or neck pain...
April 28, 2011
The pressure of a decade which has seen the continual deployment of the U.S. military into foreign war zones, predominantly but not exclusively including Iraq and Afghanistan—where the insurgents relentlessly prosecute daily levels of violence resulting in climbing casualty lists—is having a recognizable impact on the soldiers who are called to duty. “After a decade of combat our soldiers...
April 28, 2011
The Department of Defense (DoD) currently recognizes that Army Aviation is a key enabler on the battlefield, even though it represents only 7 percent of the Army. Thurman revealed that Army Aviation has logged 4.5 million combat hours from Feb. 1, 2003 to date, with a further 1.1 million combat hours flown by unmanned aerial systems (UAS). “We are sustaining over 650 helicopters in Afghanistan and...
April 28, 2011
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has signed a contract with the Colombian Army to provide in-country maintenance for its UH-60 Black Hawk fleet...
April 19, 2011
The first Block III Apache will officially roll off Boeing’s Mesa, Ariz. production line at the end of October, while the final Block II aircraft is set for completion during 2013. There are now only 40 Apache A models remaining that need to be converted to Apache Ds and the budget to do this has been signed-off, meaning the entire U.S. Army fleet, including the...
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