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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...
August 26, 2010
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered two Bell 430’s to the Ecuadorian Navy on August 1, 2010. The first 430 received a Garmin GNS400 GPS coupled to...
August 20, 2010
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine has taken delivery of three Bell...
August 18, 2010
Lockheed Martin has secured a $260-million production contract from the U.S. Army for Arrowhead modernized...
August 13, 2010
The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y. has fielded the Boeing CH-47F Chinook. The...
August 1, 2010
Aug. 21–23: National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) 132nd General Conference, Austin, Texas. Contact NGAUS, phone 1-202-789-0031 or visit www.ngaus.org Sept. 7–9: 36th European Rotorcraft Forum 2010, Paris, France. Contact ERF, phone +33 15 664 1235 or visit www.erf2010.org Sept. 15–16: Search and Rescue 2010, Aberdeen, Scotland. Contact Shepherd Group, phone +44 0 175 372...
August 1, 2010
CAMP BASTION, Helmand Province, Afghanistan During early summer the British Joint Helicopter Force—Afghanistan [JHF (A)] began its operational integration into the U.S. 3rd Marine Aviation Wing, part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based alongside British forces at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province. The decision is one that represents a logical and tactical step forward in the practical pooling...
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