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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...
December 3, 2010
Systecon Receives DALO Order The employee owned consultancy and software company Systecon AB has received an order from DALO (Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization) worth 3.5MSEK (approximately $500,000). The order is for consultancy services and Systecon´s ILS analysis tools OPUS10 and SIMLOX. Systecon’s services and tools will be used in DALO’s current acquisition of a...
November 30, 2010
    It is customary at every AUSA, the US Army’s annual convention staged in Washington DC during October, for the leaders of Army Aviation (dubbed ‘The Four Horsemen’) to openly discuss ‘on the record’ a wide range of subjects of current interest. Those present this year were: BG Anthony G. Crutchfield, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker...
November 30, 2010
Afghan National Army Air Corps Update NATO Training Mission Afghanistan News update at: ...
November 12, 2010
AgustaWestland has handed over a second AW139 to the General Security of Libya. Part of a...
November 1, 2010
Northrop Grumman Engineers from Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter powered up the Fire-X unmanned aerial system (UAS) for the first time on September 17 at Bell’s XworX facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The companies anticipate initial flight of Fire-X, which is based on the Bell 407, in late 2010. The power-on comes after four months of design modifications at XworX to...
October 28, 2010
While military rotorcraft news will always be the main theme running through this newsletter, our military and defense industry readers are also hungry for information, comment and news of events that help to shape the structure and influence the deployment of rotorcraft forces worldwide, now and in the future. To this end, I make no apologies about occasionally broadening this column out to cover wider...
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