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October 1, 2012
AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman will partner to develop a helicopter based on the AW101 Merlin for upcoming bids for the USAF Combat Rescue Helicopter and the Navy’s Marine One Presidential Helicopter replacement. AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman announced on Sept. 18 that they will team up “to respond to anticipated requests for both the new U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH)...
October 1, 2012
The Ka-27 (shown here) is one of the models under consideration in the Ramenskoye avionics deal. Russian Helicopters has agreed to facilitate major fleet upgrades for two operators—Poly Technologies of China, which has purchased 52 Mi-171Es, and NefteGazAeroCosmos, which will take delivery of 18 light Ka-226TGs for utility work in Russia. The manufacturer has also formed a partnership with Ramenskoye...
October 1, 2012
The PZL-Swidnik SW-4 Solo on display during the International Defence Industry Exhibition in early September. Poland-based AgustaWestland subsidiary PZL-Swidnik took the wraps off its SW-4 “Solo” helicopter program during the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) in Kielce, Poland. The prototype is what the company calls a “Rotorcraft Unmanned Air...
October 1, 2012
The Ministry of Defence has received the first of 24 Puma Mk2s. Eurocopter has delivered the first Puma Mk2 to the UK Ministry of...
October 1, 2012
The first modernized CH-53GA aircraft has been handed over to the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) by the Eurocopter Military Support Center, with another 39 aircraft to follow over a three-year period. The plan to update the aircraft reaches back to 2007 when it was decided to extend the design life of the aircraft from 6,000 to 10,000 hours. This should allow them to operate beyond 2030. Eurocopter is...
October 1, 2012
Green Blade 2012 exercise logo. Exercise Green Blade, scheduled for Sept. 17 to Oct. 5 in Belgium, is the second major multinational helicopter training exercise organized by the European Defence Agency this year. It follows hot on the heels of Exercise Hot Blade (see Rotor & Wing, August 2012, page 44), which was held in Portugal from July 4-19. Whereas Hot Blade’s ambitions are to train...
September 5, 2012
Poland-based AgustaWestland subsidiary PZL-Swidnik SA introduced its SW-4 “Solo” helicopter program on Tuesday during the 20th International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) in Europe. The prototype is what the company calls a “Rotorcraft Unmanned Air System/Optionally Piloted Helicopter” (RUAS/OPH). The company plans to market the...
September 1, 2012
Boeing has issued contracts to Ottawa-based General Dynamics Canada and L-3 Communications MAS of Mirabel to provide in-service...
September 1, 2012
The U.S. Army’s Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal has issued a $41.9-million contract extension to...
September 1, 2012
German Navy Marinefliegergeschwader 3 ‘Graf Zeppelin’ AgustaWestland Lynx Mk 88. In June, the UK was gripped by the start of heavy rainfall that would continue until the middle of July. The bad weather and preparation for supporting the London Olympics did not deter the personnel of RNAS (Royal Naval Air Station) Yeovilton from hosting another successful air day in the third weekend of June...
September 1, 2012
MD Helicopters has obtained a $40-million contract from the U.S. Army for the purchase of MD530F...
September 1, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps has extended the tour of duty for the unmanned Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max in Afghanistan. The unmanned aerial system (UAS) has delivered more than 1.6...
September 1, 2012
Col. Tony Potts with the PEO-Aviation flag. U.S. Army Col. Anthony “Tony” Potts, project manager for Aviation Systems since April 2008, leads a diverse organization with four unique product offices, more than 40 product lines, and some 400 military, government civilians, and contractors with an annual budget exceeding $753 million. Rotor & Wing had an opportunity to sit down with Col. Potts...
September 1, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps has employed the unmanned K-Max in the cargo resupply role in Afghanistan since November 2011. Thanks to the digital age, remotely piloted aircraft barely rate the raising an eyebrow, unless you’re on the battlefield and one is about to save the day for you. They have names like Predator, Fire Scout and Global Hawk. And who knows how many are still “black projects”...
September 1, 2012
Long before TFRs became so commonplace, those of us who made our living flying in the Gulf of Mexico had, and still have, a flight restriction called the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). The responsibility for, and response to protecting American real estate from any form of flying mayhem aimed at harming our homeland, rests with the assets of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)...
August 31, 2012
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has deployed Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk and SH-60 Seahawk helicopters from Ft. Campbell, Ky. and...
August 30, 2012
Panama City, Fla.-based Coastal Helicopters has signed a $9-million, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), flight test support...
August 30, 2012
 The U.S. Army has contracted Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to service training systems for Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks. The...
August 29, 2012
The U.S. Army has announced that its AH-64 fleet has surpassed 3.5 million flight hours. Built by the Boeing Company in Mesa...
August 21, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft and Danish aerospace, defense and security provider, Terma A/S, have entered into talks examining how Terma’s aircraft...
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