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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...
October 28, 2010
Second AW159 Lynx Wildcat Makes Its First Flight AgustaWestland announced that the second AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility yesterday. During its maiden flight a range of general handling checks were completed and it performed as expected. The aircraft, designated TI2, is the second of three test aircraft that will...
October 28, 2010
Frost & Sullivan: The Global War against Terrorism Drives the U.S. Military Helicopter Market http://www.prlog.org/10992315-frost-sullivan-the-global-war-against-terrorism-drives-the-us-military-helicopter-market.html Prince William Completes His First SAR Shift...
October 1, 2010
Bell Boeing’s V-22 Program has handed over the last of six MV-22 Osprey containerized flight...
September 1, 2010
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft has completed the critical design review (CDR) for the heavy lift CH-53K. The manufacturer...
September 1, 2010
"Back to the Future" would have been an apt theme when Pentagon and U.S. rotorcraft industry and academic representatives convened in Huntsville, Ala., May 5-6 for a workshop on a nascent organization called the Vertical Lift Consortium. The meeting at the Army’s Redstone Arsenal was part of a Defense Department quest to ensure the future of the U.S. vertical lift industry by trying to get...
September 1, 2010
In 2003 the Australian Government published its Defense Aerospace Sector Strategic Plan. Its aim was to build a defense industrial base that could sustain and support a technologically advanced Australian Defense Force (ADF). In terms of military rotorcraft, the commanders of 16 Army Aviation Brigade (AAAv) are working to a timetable that should deliver that capability ready across the board for frontline...
August 30, 2010
Hold the Front Page Welcome to the first monthly Military Newsletter published by Rotor & Wing. The aim of the newsletter is to present a round-up of comment and interviews that are original and that you will not have seen elsewhere, supported by general information about military industrial complex and the military worldwide that you might have missed. This first issue features an interview with...
August 30, 2010
Australia Supports ISAF in Afghanistan Colonel Andrew MacNab, deputy commander, 16 Army Aviation Brigade, Australian Army talks exclusively to R&W about his country’s rotary wing commitment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The interview took place at Enoggera Barricks, Brisbane on 31 May 2010. Andrew Drwiega: Colonel MacNab, could you outline your current...
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