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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...
June 1, 2011
May 26, 2011
Lockheed Martin has started delivering its target sight system (TSS) follow-on production units to the U.S. Marine Corps for...
May 11, 2011
Russian Helicopters is preparing to hand over the first three Mi-171Sh military transports to the Ministry of Defense of Peru. The full agreement...
March 3, 2011
The key themes outlined in the Financial Year 2011 U.S. Defense Budget hold no major surprises in their focus: • Taking Care of People • Rebalancing Military • Current Wars • Current/Future Conflicts • Reforming What and How We Buy • Supporting Our Troops in the Field The presumed spend of U.S. GDP in 2011 is expected to be 4.7 percent (assuming the GDP projections reflected...
March 3, 2011
Afghanistan AAR Deploys S-92s to Afghanistan Sikorsky Aircraft has handed over two S-92s to AAR Corp. for passenger and cargo missions in Afghanistan. AAR is conducting operations for the U.S. Transportation Command, which supplies services for the Department of Defense. Both helicopters are designed with flexible interior space in order to accommodate passengers or cargo. India Russian Helicopters Opens...
February 1, 2011
ITT Corp. has unveiled plans to separate its business sectors into three distinct companies—ITT Corp., ITT Water Technology and ITT Defense and Information Solutions. Following the spinoff, ITT...
January 29, 2011
January 27, 2011
Late last year, on Dec. 10, 2010, a vertical unmanned air system (VUAS) called Fire-X, jointly developed by Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter, completed its first fully autonomous flight at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The first flight, which was achieved only 11 months after development began, involved a short-duration hover to validate safe and reliable autonomous flight. This was achieved by...
December 21, 2010
Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter have completed the first test flight...
December 9, 2010
AgustaWestland has delivered three AW139s to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). The...
December 6, 2010
AgustaWestland recently hosted more than 40 delegates from Europe, Africa and the Far East for the AW109 light...
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...
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