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September 28, 2016
St. Michael is often depicted standing over a slain dragon in victory, sword in hand. An archangel, he is portrayed in the Bible as a symbol of good conquering evil, of bravery.    "Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back," says Revelation 12:7. "They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their...
September 26, 2016
North Korea held its first air show Sunday, and only two of the planes were remote-controlled scale...
September 26, 2016
German companies Schiebel Group and arms manufacturer Diehl Defence have renewed their teaming agreement four months after the 10th anniversary of the CAMCOPTER S-100. The Shiebel S-100 unmanned...
September 23, 2016
Modern Day Marine 2016 kicks off next week from Sept. 27 to 29. This event, co-sponsored by Marine Military Expos and Marine Corps Base, Quantico, is a military equipment, systems...
September 23, 2016
More than 26,000 attendees are expected to visit 600 displays in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. during the Assn. of the U.S...
September 13, 2016
Lockheed Martin's new facility in Nowra, Australia, celebrated the 24th and final delivery of an MH-60R SEAHAWK to the Royal Australian Navy. That delivery occurred earlier this year. The new facility will house the new fleet and is comprised of two buildings: a...
September 6, 2016
The country's air force is now projecting it will be 2025 before its long-suffering CH-148 Cyclone...
August 25, 2016
The Alabama National Guard has deployed an additional helicopter to the southern U.S. border. It is the latest Guard unit to support counter-drug and immigration control operations along the frontier with Mexico. The state dispatched a second Airbus Helicopters UH-72A and one pilot to Marana, Arizona, after Gov. Robert Bentley responded to a National Guard Bureau request for additional air support for U.S...
August 5, 2016
Sikorsky plans to build its operation in Colombia into a hub for supporting Black Hawk operators throughout Latin America.  The manufacturer in 2012 established facilities in Colombia to support operations there. Colombia is the largest Black Hawk operator in the region, Sikorsky said. That nation’s army, air force and national police together have more than 100 Black Hawks and that country has...
August 2, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
July 15, 2016
Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. and Bell Helicopter will work together to support India's aviation and defense modernization initiatives. The joint venture will develop both commercial and government light utility and reconnaissance helicopter...
July 12, 2016
Kaman is starting work to remanufacture and upgrade four SH-2Gs for Peru's navy following receipt of a $39.8 million contract, the company said today at the Farnborough Air Show.   Kaman Aerosystems Air Vehicles and MRO division secured the contract from General Dynamics Mission Systems—Canada, the lead contractor on the project. Kaman said it already had realized sales of $10.6 million through...
July 8, 2016
The USAF Helicopter Pilots Assn. will hold its 20th reunion next week in Great Falls, Montana. The group was established in 1985 "to...
July 7, 2016
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel of excess SH-60F Seahawks of roughly $300 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency told Congress July 5.  Included in the transaction are spares and repair parts, support and test...
June 16, 2016
The U.S. Navy delivered the first three Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks to the Danish Defense earlier this month. The aircraft will replace the force's fleet of British Lynx through the U.S. Foreign Military...
June 15, 2016
South Korea has reportedly received its first four AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopters, according to local media reports in that country. The reports said the South...
May 18, 2016
International aviation leaders are seeking nominations for one of the world's most prestigious safety awards, but the deadline is nigh. Nominations for the 2016 Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Award must be submitted by June 1.   The award honors a "significant individual or group effort contributing to improving aviation safety, with emphasis on original contributions" that was...
May 16, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica introduced an AgustaWestland AW119 single-engine helicopter, called the TH-119. It was unveiled at the Navy League Sea-Air Space Exhibition today in Washington, D.C. The aircraft...
May 6, 2016
Bell Helicopter said it has donated $5,000 to support the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Bell's EVP presented the donation to retired Lt. Gen. Daniel J. Petrosky, the...
April 14, 2016
The New Zealand Defence Force today marked the retirement of its five Kaman SH-2G(NZ) Seasprites and the operational transition to eight refurbished -2G(I) Super Seasprite versions of that helicopter.    The milestone came in a change-of-command ceremony for the No. 6 Squadron at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland in Whenuapai, just northwest of Auckland.    "Upgrading the...
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