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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...
August 20, 2012
Northrop Grumman has selected Summit Aviation for the production of Faraday cages on the MQ-8C Fire Scout. The...
August 9, 2012
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix has installed night vision goggle (NVG) cockpit upgrades on three MD500s for an...
August 1, 2012
The U.S. Navy has granted a contract to Raytheon to provide 24 multi-spectral targeting systems for the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk...
August 1, 2012
Two Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60Rs Sierras are headed to the Royal Thai Navy, following the FMS sale of 24 Sierras to Australia. Following the first foreign military sales (FMS) of 24 Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60Rs to the Australian Navy in the summer 2011, as well as two MH-60 Sierras to the Royal Thai Navy in August—a deal stated at the time to be worth around $3.2 billion—Mike Sears...
August 1, 2012
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has contracted Lockheed Martin Logistics Services to supply...
August 1, 2012
Portuguese Merlin EH101 inserts a protection force via fast roping during the EDA training exercise. Duke 21, you are cleared to proceed to the southern landing zone, Sabre. With that order, transmitted by the airborne mission commander working out of a Belgium Air Force A109B hovering just below a ridgeline with a view of the battlefield, two Austrian Air Force AB212s sped across the northern Portuguese...
August 1, 2012
Well it’s that time of year again when Reserve and National Guard aviators plan and execute their annual training plans. Many commercial pilots are members of the Reserve components and take time off of their flying jobs to “switch hats” and put on the green flight suit to serve their country. The difficulty with keeping current and proficient within the active duty flight regulations...
July 6, 2012
AgustaWestland North America has wrapped up a week of flight demonstrations for the U.S. Army, as part of the Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) program. AgustaWestland used an AW139M to serve as a technology demonstrator, and plans to present a militarized...
July 3, 2012
Rockwell Collins demonstrated its synthetic vision technology in a Black Hawk simulator during Quad-A in April 2012. Photo by Andrew Parker The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has contracted Rockwell - for avionics development on the multifunction radio frequency (MFRF) program. The...
July 3, 2012
Tanan 300 vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial system (VTOL Tactical UAS) from Cassidian. Cassidian The Tanan 300 vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial system (VTOL Tactical UAS) from Cassidian was shown at recently at Eurosatory in Paris. The Tanan rotary UAS has been in development for around four years, which...
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