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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
Final assembly of the first CH-53K is taking place at Sikorsky’s new Florida Assembly and Flight Operations (FAFO) center in West Palm Beach.  Sikorsky Sikorsky has begun final assembly of the first CH-53K prototype test aircraft, with the sponsons and main rotor pylon now attached to the basic airframe. As of mid-July, all landing gears had successfully completed a trial fit check and were...
July 27, 2011
Following a series of three crashes that resulted in the deaths of 17 people and a grounding of the Royal Thai Army’s helicopter...
June 30, 2011
Bell Helicopter has completed test flights in Colorado of the OH-58 Block II demonstrator in high and hot conditions. Test pilots...
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...
March 25, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft’s new Florida Assembly and Flight Operations (FAFO) campus for the U.S. Marine Corps CH-53K heavy lift...
March 3, 2011
The key themes outlined in the Financial Year 2011 U.S. Defense Budget hold no major surprises in their focus: • Taking Care of People • Rebalancing Military • Current Wars • Current/Future Conflicts • Reforming What and How We Buy • Supporting Our Troops in the Field The presumed spend of U.S. GDP in 2011 is expected to be 4.7 percent (assuming the GDP projections reflected...
February 24, 2011
During trials in late January, Kaman and Lockheed Martin continued to make strides in the testing of the unmanned K-MAX at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground...
February 24, 2011
Greg Steiner, president of Kaman Aerospace Corp., spoke with Rotor & Wing late last week about developments in the company’s unmanned K-MAX program, and what to expect during Heli-Expo, which starts March 5 in Orlando. R&W: Please provide an update regarding the K-MAX unmanned aerial system (UAS) program for the U.S. Marine Corps’ cargo resupply mission. Steiner: It’s moving along...
January 28, 2011
Boeing, program suppliers and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence celebrated the initial flight of the Royal Netherlands...
January 18, 2011
Sikorsky has opened a new “virtual reality” center for the CH-53K at engineering labs within its primary facility in Stratford, Conn. The center will...
December 17, 2010
Spirit AeroSystems has completed the fuselage assembly that will be used for the first prototype Sikorsky CH-53K...
December 16, 2010
ITT Corp. has handed over the first major structural subassembly for the U.S. Marine Corps CH-53K heavy lift helicopter to Sikorsky’s development...
December 3, 2010
If the industrial base in the United States can learn anything from the fall-out from the post-Strategic Defense and Security Review (SDSR) recently carried out in the United Kingdom (UK), it would be that the recent cuts in the defence budget of around eight percent is going to hit small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the hardest. At a recent industry gathering in London, (‘Chatham house’ rules...
December 3, 2010
Systecon Receives DALO Order The employee owned consultancy and software company Systecon AB has received an order from DALO (Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization) worth 3.5MSEK (approximately $500,000). The order is for consultancy services and Systecon´s ILS analysis tools OPUS10 and SIMLOX. Systecon’s services and tools will be used in DALO’s current acquisition of a...
November 30, 2010
    It is customary at every AUSA, the US Army’s annual convention staged in Washington DC during October, for the leaders of Army Aviation (dubbed ‘The Four Horsemen’) to openly discuss ‘on the record’ a wide range of subjects of current interest. Those present this year were: BG Anthony G. Crutchfield, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker...
November 30, 2010
Afghan National Army Air Corps Update NATO Training Mission Afghanistan News update at: ...
November 22, 2010
Sikorsky has received the first major structural subassemblies for the CH-53K from White Plains, N.Y.-based ITT Corp. The handover...
October 28, 2010
While military rotorcraft news will always be the main theme running through this newsletter, our military and defense industry readers are also hungry for information, comment and news of events that help to shape the structure and influence the deployment of rotorcraft forces worldwide, now and in the future. To this end, I make no apologies about occasionally broadening this column out to cover wider...
October 28, 2010
Interview with Mark Tattershall, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Kaman Helicopters Trials of an unmanned K-MAX now reach back over a decade to mid-2000 when Kaman was contracted by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) to convert one of its K-MAX medium-lift helicopters to an unmanned aircraft as part of the Broad-area Unmanned Responsive Resupply Operations, or BURRO, program. This is a two part...
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