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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 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 1, 2011
Saab has teamed with Sikorsky on a maintenance agreement for the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) fleet of UH-60M Black Hawks. FMV purchased the 15 helicopters last month through the U.S...
July 28, 2011
Huntsville, Ala.-based WestWind Technologies has inked a $4.6-million deal with the U.S. Navy to modify its combat serch and rescue...
July 14, 2011
Andrew Drwiega talked exclusively to three of Sikorsky’s presidents on the eve of the Paris Air Show 2011, including Sikorsky Aircraft President Jeffrey Pino. 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...
July 1, 2011
Kazakhstan’s Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Management and Natural Disasters Response (EMERCOM) hosted an international SAR training seminar in June, Kazspas 2011, featuring several Mil...
June 21, 2011
The European aviation market is a “top priority” for Russian Helicopters, CEO Dmitry Petrov said during the...
June 20, 2011
Rear Admiral Steven Eastburg, U.S. Navy, speaking on the first day of the Paris Air Show, expanded on the announcement a few days ago that the Royal Australian Navy had bought 24 Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk helicopter replacement aircraft for their maritime helicopter competition, Air 9000 Phase 8. “They are the first in a number of countries that will believe will eventually...
June 1, 2011
AAS-72X technical demonstration aircraft from EADS North America. EADS At the U.S. Army Aviation’s annual exposition, Quad-A, EADS North America took along one of its three company-funded technical demonstrator aircraft (TDA) which was virtually a challenge of “we’re here; where’s everyone else?” The aircraft is known as the Armed Aerial Scout 72X. The Armed Aerial Scout...
June 1, 2011
ARH-129D is the latest attack variant of the AW129 Mangusta. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has now completed development and testing of upgraded weapons and target acquisition systems for the ARH-129D aerial reconnaissance helicopter, the latest version of the attack-variant AW129 Mangusta. The company has also completed the first flight of the T129, an upgraded AW129 being modified to meet the needs of...
June 1, 2011
Russian Helicopters has handed over the first three Mi-171Sh military transports to the Ministry of Defense of Peru. The full agreement, reached in 2010, calls for a total of six Mi-171Sh...
June 1, 2011
USMC/Cpl. Megan Angel U.S. military and Japanese emergency response personnel conducted a bilateral helicopter field training exercise in...
June 1, 2011
Lance Cpl. Ryan Carpenter The Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) recently used its Boeing CH-46 Sea...
June 1, 2011
A special Spring 2011 Military Insider is available in the June edition of Rotor & Wing, which is now available online. Features include “Shifting Global...
May 26, 2011
AgustaWestland North America has confirmed a $37.8-million foreign military sales (FMS) contract with the U.S. Army...
May 4, 2011
U.S. Army and Navy pilots practiced “touch and go” landings using Bell UH-1 Hueys and Sikorsky Black Hawks during an April...
May 4, 2011
The Irish division of CHC Helicopters has obtained ISO 9001: 2008, 14001 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification after passing a quality...
May 2, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft has reached a production landmark in delivering 200 MH-60S and 100 MH-60R helicopters...
May 1, 2011
Helicopters pick up ocean water as part of attempts to dump it on Japan’s damaged nuclear reactor to prevent a meltdown. On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered unbelievable tragedy in the form of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, devastating tsunami and nuclear crisis. More than 20,000 people were feared dead and thousands homeless. As this issue went to press, the number of confirmed dead rose above 14,000...
April 26, 2011
The U.S. Air Force announced Monday plans to hold open competitions for the Common Vertical Lift Support Platform (CVLSP) and HH-60 recapitalization programs. The separate competitions will seek to replace aging fleets...
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