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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...
October 28, 2010
Interview with Mark Tattershall, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Kaman Helicopters Trials of an unmanned K-MAX now reach back over a decade to mid-2000 when Kaman was contracted by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) to convert one of its K-MAX medium-lift helicopters to an unmanned aircraft as part of the Broad-area Unmanned Responsive Resupply Operations, or BURRO, program. This is a two part...
October 28, 2010
Second AW159 Lynx Wildcat Makes Its First Flight AgustaWestland announced that the second AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility yesterday. During its maiden flight a range of general handling checks were completed and it performed as expected. The aircraft, designated TI2, is the second of three test aircraft that will...
October 28, 2010
Frost & Sullivan: The Global War against Terrorism Drives the U.S. Military Helicopter Market http://www.prlog.org/10992315-frost-sullivan-the-global-war-against-terrorism-drives-the-us-military-helicopter-market.html Prince William Completes His First SAR Shift...
October 21, 2010
Sikorsky Aircraft President Jeffrey Pino on Wednesday unveiled the S-97 “X2 Raider,” a light tactical helicopter based on the coaxial X2 design. The X2...
October 4, 2010
Port St. Lucie, Fla.-based Night Flight Concepts is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday that will focus on issues related to night vision goggles (NVGs)...
October 1, 2010
Quoting the article “Defence spending in a time of austerity,” in the Aug. 26, 2010 issue of The Economist, “The fighter is an endangered species. One threat comes from success: in Iraq and Afghanistan, Western forces have been uncontested in the air, if not on the ground, so sophisticated fighters seem less relevant … The aircraft that American field commanders most clamour for is...
October 1, 2010
Interview with Col. Eric K. Fippinger Deputy Commander, 3rd U.S. Marine Corps Air Wing (Forward) Marines from 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Battalion, prepare to board a CH-53 Super Stallion on September 2. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 is one of the major personnel and cargo transport units for 3rd MAW (Forward). USMC Sgt. Deanne Hurla Andrew Drwiega, Rotor & Wing...
October 1, 2010
The Horizontal Situation Display-Hover (HSDH) displays hover reference symbology and steering cues, allowing the user to maintain precise orientation to the surface during challenging, complex and dynamic hovering and external load missions in adverse or nighttime conditions, such as brownout. The operator can analyze a hover reference point (small home plate symbol), velocity and acceleration cues, hover...
October 1, 2010
On Sept.15, 2010, Sikorsky Aircraft’s X2 Technology demonstrator flew at a speed of 250 knots true airspeed in level flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Reaching 250 knots accomplished the program’s ultimate speed target. The milestone, reached during a 1.1-hour flight, is an unofficial speed record for a helicopter. The demonstrator also reached 260 knots...
September 29, 2010
Engineers from Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter powered up the Fire-X unmanned aerial system (UAS) for the first time Sept. 17 at...
September 27, 2010
Eurocopter took the wraps off its new Hybrid Helicopter (H3) concept on Monday. The prototype for the helicopter—the X3—flew for the first time on Sept. 6 at the French DGA Flight Testing Center in Istres, reaching speeds of around 180...
September 20, 2010
Eurocopter has obtained a follow-on order for six additional EC725s from Mexico’s SEDENA (Secretary...
September 1, 2010
Sikorsky X2 Sikorsky Aircraft’s X2 technology demonstrator reached 225 knots (259 mph) in recent flight trials at the manufacturer’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The mark unofficially broke the previous top speed for a helicopter, set at 216...
August 30, 2010
Hold the Front Page Welcome to the first monthly Military Newsletter published by Rotor & Wing. The aim of the newsletter is to present a round-up of comment and interviews that are original and that you will not have seen elsewhere, supported by general information about military industrial complex and the military worldwide that you might have missed. This first issue features an interview with...
August 30, 2010
Australia Supports ISAF in Afghanistan Colonel Andrew MacNab, deputy commander, 16 Army Aviation Brigade, Australian Army talks exclusively to R&W about his country’s rotary wing commitment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The interview took place at Enoggera Barricks, Brisbane on 31 May 2010. Andrew Drwiega: Colonel MacNab, could you outline your current...
August 30, 2010
European Air Group’s Annual Personnel CJPRS Course Heads For Germany The next European Air Group Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization (CJPRS) course will be conducted at Lechfeld airbase, southern Germany, from 15-30 September 2010. The German Air Force’s LTC Uwe Schleimer (JPR-1) is the man responsible for putting the two-week course and exercise together at the EAG’s...
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