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January 1, 2012
Boeing AH-6i “Little Bird” soaks up some sun in between demonstrations at the Dubai Airshow. Photo by Douglas Nelms Boeing is promoting its AH-6i to meet reconnaissance/attack helicopter requirements for military forces in the Middle East. The AH-6i is the aircraft Boeing is entering in the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) competition. Mike Burke, director of attack helicopters...
January 1, 2012
“Marines are sending unmanned helicopters to Afghanistan to test a safer way to supply troops deep inside hostile territory. The 3-ton, twin-rotor K-MAX, built by Lockheed and Kaman, will be capable of ferrying up to 3 tons of supplies. Human controllers will guide it from its main base to isolated forward-operating bases. The goal: replacing risky truck convoys that are exposed to ambushes and...
December 30, 2011
New helicopter-style drones with 1.8 gigapixel colour cameras are being developed by the US Army. The army said the technology...
December 8, 2011
Australia’s MRH90 helicopter program has received a significant boost with an agreement between the Commonwealth and manufacturer...
December 6, 2011
Bell Helicopter Textron displayed its militarized 407AH at the Dubai Air Show, promoting it and the IA407 being developed for the Iraqi Armed Forces. Both aircraft use the civilian-certified Bell 407 modified to carry an array of aerial weapons. However, the major difference between them is that the IA407 is strictly an Army program, with Bell selling the civil 407 to the U.S...
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...
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