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May 1, 2012
Mesa, Ariz.-based MD Helicopters has received a $7.26-million order from the Salvadorian Air Force (FAS) for three MD500Es. The U.S. Army’s Contracting Command at Redstone...
May 1, 2012
AVX Aircraft Company is currently studying a Joint Multi Role concept under a U.S. Army contract. Shown in the inset are three Army conceptual designs for the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program showing (top to bottom) tiltrotor, single rotor and coaxial configurations. Here’s a grim fact: the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has not fielded an all-new combat rotorcraft since the Bell-Boeing V-22...
May 1, 2012
The single biggest threat to national security is the national debt. When Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) began his address to delegates on the second day of the main forum at the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad-A) in Nashville, Tenn., with the above warning, you could almost sense the assembled military personnel reaching for their helmets and looking for a foxhole. Yet the quote is not new, but...
April 27, 2012
The U.S. Navy has designated Northrop Grumman as the prime contractor to upgrade its MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The $262-million contact covers an expansion in payload and...
April 26, 2012
How does a small start-up company come out of nowhere in just over half a decade to land one of four contracts, each worth $4 million, from the U.S. Army to conduct Configuration Trades Analysis studies for the next generation of military helicopter? It has a lot to do with the “gray-haired” engineering team that AVX Aircraft founder David Brody put together beginning in 2005. One of those men...
April 24, 2012
The U.S. Army has issued a contract to Bell Helicopter for engineering services and a "new metal" OH-58D...
April 12, 2012
AgustaWestland North America has handed over an AW139 to the Egyptian Air Force. The agreement is...
April 11, 2012
MD Helicopters has received a $7.26-million order from the Salvadorian Air Force (FAS) for three MD500Es. The U.S. Army’s Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal in...
April 11, 2012
During a speech at last week’s Quad-A Forum & Exhibition, U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) laid out the goals of the Army Aviation Caucus (AAC), which he formed in December 2011 with co-chairman Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pa.). Brooks also provided an update on the current financial situation facing the U.S. government, addressing the “800-pound gorilla” in a room of hundreds of soldiers...
April 9, 2012
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has contracted Northrop Grumman to supply mission computers for Bell UH-1Y Venoms and AH-1Z...
April 6, 2012
The U.S. Army's fleet of more than 180 Bell TH-67 trainers are now equipped with Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s...
April 6, 2012
Eurocopter has signed with Dirgantara Indonesia (Indonesian Aerospace) to supply six EC725 for the Indonesian Ministry...
April 5, 2012
Honeywell has finished modifications to the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) fleet of Boeing MH-47G...
April 4, 2012
The main aim of U.S. Army Aviation is now to preserve the force for the future, said Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, commanding general of the Army Aviation Center of Excellence, during his opening remarks at the 2012 AAAA Forum in Nashville. The annual gathering of the U.S. Army Aviation command was held against a backdrop of pending defense cuts that are currently set at $470 billion over the next 10...
April 4, 2012
After 15 years without unveiling a new rotorcraft, it only took around three months for MD Helicopters to pull together its latest offering—the 540F. An upgrade to the 530F, the new model will feature a Rolls-Royce engine, avionics from Elbit Systems and a six-bladed rotor system. The company plans to enter the 540F into the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) competition, in addition to...
April 3, 2012
EADS North America introduced a boosted version of its Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) offering for the U.S. Army on Monday during Quad-A in Nashville. Dubbed the AAS-72X+, the helicopter is a derivative of the AAS-72X Lakota light utility helicopter, and is based on the commercial EC145T2. Plans call for 72X+ production to take place at Eurocopter’s facility in Columbus, Miss., starting as early as 2016...
April 2, 2012
Guiseppi Orsi, once CEO of helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland, now chief executive of parent Italian defence company Finmeccanica, is overseeing the organization’s biggest overhaul in a decade. Finmeccanica has just announced a EUR 2.3 billion ($3.06 billion) net loss for 2011, in contrast with a net profit of EUR 557 million the previous year. This was due to write-downs and one-off charges of...
April 1, 2012
One of Italy’s 10 new HH-139As in service with the Air Force. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has handed over the first of 10 HH-139As to the Italian Air Force. The helicopters will serve in search and rescue (SAR)...
April 1, 2012
The following stories appeared in the Around the World section of recent issues of the Military Insider e-letter. To read more, follow the links below and visit www.aviationtoday.com/rw Afghanistan K-MAX Operational in Afghanistan www.aviationtoday.com/rw/military/utility/75495.html Diamond in the Rough www.aviationtoday.com/rw/military/attack/75284.html Australia Thales, Boeing Pick EC135 for Australian...
March 30, 2012
Eurocopter is promoting its helicopters for various Indian Armed Forces current and upcoming procurement activities. The manufacturer plans to submit...
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