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December 6, 2011
It has always been surprising that American, British and other International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) nations operating in Afghanistan have not come under greater surface-to-air (SAM) missile attacks. As improvised explosive devices (IEDs) became successful in Iraq then became the major threat to the movement of ground troops in Afghanistan, ISAF coalition forces took to the air for troop movement...
December 5, 2011
Lockheed Martin has received two contracts totaling $30.6 million from the Naval Surface Warfare Center for the Target Sight System (TSS), the...
December 1, 2011
The Ghost mini-UAS will be available in 2012. IAI Israel Aerospace Industries is actively promoting its new lightweight mini-unmanned air system (UAS) intended for urban warfare zones. The Ghost vertical take-off and landing UAS was officially revealed last February, and displayed at both the Association of Unmanned Air Systems Conference in September and the Army’s AUSA Meeting & Exposition in...
December 1, 2011
A QinetiQ artist’s impression of the Gazelle UAS. Have you heard about the old helicopter, the new technological application and the customer that needs to spend as little as possible? You have? Okay, I admit that wasn’t much of a challenge in these recession-like times. In fact it’s commonplace. The old helicopter is the Aerospatiale SA342 Gazelle, the technological application revolves...
November 16, 2011
L-3 Wescam has agreed to provide eight MX-10 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems to Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Co., an...
November 1, 2011
October 1, 2011
Reporters get a first-hand look at the Boeing AH-6i during a recent tour of company facilities in Mesa, Ariz. For more see “All Change for the Better at Boeing,” August 2011 Rotor & Wing, page 36.  Photo by Andrew Drwiega, Military Editor Boeing has now achieved all of its self-imposed milestones in preparing the AH-6 for the Army’s much-anticipated Aerial Attack Scout helicopter...
September 8, 2011
Boeing’s Military Aircraft division has selected Elbit Systems of America to provide the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command with helmet-mounted...
September 1, 2011
August 5, 2011
Long Island, N.Y.-based Transaero has secured an agreement to sell and market ITT Corporation's F4949 aviator night...
August 1, 2011
Boeing’s AH-6i flies overhead in the Arizona desert during the final day of a media tour with the helicopter manufacturer. Photo by Andrew Drwiega Within Boeing’s recently restructured Defense, Space and Security (DS&S) division, rotorcraft are no longer grouped together, although they are all part of Chadwick’s military aircraft business. The AH-64 Apache is now within Global Strike...
July 15, 2011
The Colombian fleet of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks has gone over the 300,000-flight-hour mark. The Army, Air Force and National...
July 1, 2011
Boeing Boeing’s A160T (Hummingbird) unmanned aerial system (UAS) has been cleared to continue flying following an accident in Belize that ended the aircraft’s flights and testing of the DARPA Forester multiple canopy foliage-penetrating radar. The radar was designed to track targets on the ground in dense jungle and was undergoing a planned 45-day test program over the jungles of Belize. The...
June 30, 2011
Defense budgets are being hammered hard, but one of the few sectors that remains almost impervious to the accountant’s red pen is that involving the gathering of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) information. If there is to be a withdrawal from placing large numbers of troops into foreign conflict zones, then the need to equip those being left behind to carry on the battle will be...
June 27, 2011
During the Paris Air Show, AgustaWestland delivered an AW139 to the Qatar Armed Forces, representing the 400th delivery of the type...
June 1, 2011
Eurocopter Tiger.  Eurocopter/Anthony Pecchi Eurocopter has reportedly resolved “technical/harness problems” with the Tiger UHT (Unterstutzungshubschrauber Tiger) destined for the German Army, with 16 of the 80 ordered now delivered. Full responsibility for the aircraft was turned over to the Army last March, with the new aircraft being operated with the Kampfhubschrauberregiment 36...
June 1, 2011
Sikorsky S-97 Raider The American Helicopter Society International (AHS), the Alexandria, Va.-based organization for professional helicopter engineers, held its 67th Forum from May 3–5 in Virginia Beach, Va. The combination technology forum, convention and exposition drew 1,200 members from around the world, plus a total of 69 service providers, aircraft manufacturers and component fabricators from...
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...
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