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February 1, 2012
The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office has obtained a $7.2-million modification involving...
February 1, 2012
The first NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopters from AgustaWestland’s Venice Tessera assembly line have been delivered to the Italian Army and Navy. The Italian Armed Forces have...
February 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has won a 10-year, C$640 million ($630.9 million) contract for support and service for the Canadian Forces’ fleet of CH146 Griffons. The CH146 optimized...
February 1, 2012
The Brazilian Armed Forces has a total of 47 more Eurocopter EC725s on order. Eurocopter Eurocopter subsidiary, Helibras, has reached an agreement to provide parts...
February 1, 2012
The U.S. Army has contracted Boeing to supply 14 CH-47F Chinooks as part of the government’s foreign military sales (FMS) program. The contract, valued at $370...
February 1, 2012
Boeing has contracted a group of Canadian companies to provide in-service support for 15 Canadian Forces’ CH-147F Chinooks. L-3 Communications, out...
February 1, 2012
The U.S. Navy has begun using its first virtual reality training device, a Sikorsky MH-60S aircrew virtual environmental trainer (AVET). MH-60S and HH-60H crew members will...
February 1, 2012
With Afghanistan already in the drawdown stages in the minds of politicians, the challenge ahead for U.S. Army Aviation commanders will be to maintain the quality, capability, volume and performance of the force it has built up since the windfall in spending following the cancellation of the Comanche program. As its commander Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield stated during his opening address at the recent...
January 17, 2012
The Marine Corps V-22 Osprey’s safety, combat effectiveness and reliability have improved in the past year, according to the Pentagon’s test office. New aircraft software evaluated in tests from August...
January 6, 2012
U.S. aerospace giant Sikorsky still has yet to pay the $8 million in penalties the Conservative government levied against it for failing to deliver on the Canadian...
January 4, 2012
Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace’s unmanned K-MAX has entered combat service with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan. USMC’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 received the first K-MAX unmanned aerial system in early December, with the initial cargo resupply mission taking place on Dec. 17. The unmanned helicopter transported more than 3,000 lbs of food and supplies from Camp Dwyer to...
January 1, 2012
AAR will use Sikorsky S-92s for airlift support in Afghanistan. The helicopters will transport mail and cargo. AAR Corp. Wood Dale, Ill.-based...
January 1, 2012
Bell Boeing’s V-22 flies past the helipad-equipped Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai while en route to making its first appearance at the Dubai Airshow in November. Bell Boeing Bell Boeing showcased the V-22 at the Dubai Airshow for the first time in November, promoting the advantages of the tiltrotor concept to governments in the Middle East. With orders from the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force...
December 21, 2011
The U.S. Navy has granted Northrop Grumman a follow-on contract for integrations and laboratory test support for the LN-251 navigation systems on Sikorsky...
December 5, 2011
Wood Dale, Ill.-based AAR Corp. has obtained two renewal options from the U. S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) for airlift...
November 1, 2011
September 1, 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...
September 1, 2011
September 1, 2011
August 31, 2011
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...
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