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October 16, 2012
Northrop Grumman has received a $24.4-million delivery order from the U.S. Navy in support of the MQ-8B Fire Scout...
October 5, 2012
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $28-million contract in support of the MQ-8B Fire Scout. The agreement covers...
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...
September 10, 2012
  Politicians have allowed good old animosities and pointless diplomatic foot-stamping get in the way of good decision making that is in the long-term interest of the United States. As the Russian government continues its support of the collapsing leadership of Syria’s President Bashar al Assad, and tries to supply new and/or repaired helicopters to its forces (the ship, the Alaed carrying them...
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’s unmanned H-6U Little Bird has carried out 14 autonomous takeoffs and landings from a private ship off the...
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
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”...
August 21, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps is not letting go of its K-Max unmanned aerial system (UAS). Having deployed two K-Max K-1200 UAS and three ground control stations in November 2011, with the aim of trailing them until May 2012, that deadline was extended up to the end of the fiscal year of Sept. 30, 2012. However, USMC has just issued a further extension of another six months beyond that (with an option for a...
August 20, 2012
Northrop Grumman has selected Summit Aviation for the production of Faraday cages on the MQ-8C Fire Scout. The...
August 17, 2012
Boeing’s unmanned H-6U Little Bird has carried 14 autonomous takeoffs and landings from a private ship off the coast of...
August 7, 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...
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...
July 1, 2012
aparker@accessintel.com This month’s issue marks the formal launch of an increased focus within the pages of Rotor & Wing on vertical lift R&D and science and technology (S&T) efforts to develop rotorcraft into the future. In addition to a special R&D Report: Target 2030 that’s part of our Military Insider publication (starting on page M1), the July issue features Keith...
July 1, 2012
Marines with the Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) perform a “hot hook-up” with a hovering K-Max. USMC The U.S. Marine Corps has successfully completed a procedure known as a “hot hook-up” using an unmanned Kaman...
July 1, 2012
Left: Crosby during an exclusive Rotor & Wing interview. Right: At Quad-A in April, Crosby at a press conference with other Army leaders, including Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield (sitting next to Crosby). U.S. Army Aviation Maj. Gen. William “Tim” Crosby, the Program Executive Officer (PEO) since 2008, leads an organization with seven unique Project offices, more than 2,250 military...
July 1, 2012
Rendering of a AVX Aircraft Joint Multi-Role (now Future Vertical Lift) aircraft dropping troops into the battlefield. AVX During the AHS Forum in May, U.S. Army Aviation and other helicopter industry leadership from the science and technology (S&T) community noted that the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiative is on track, but emphasized the need to secure funding sources in order for the program to...
June 27, 2012
The question concerning the development of a new generation of Future Vertical Lift (FVL) rotorcraft for 2030 and beyond is a simple one. How radical and how rapid can the development of a new class of aircraft be given the poor state of research and development funding and the unlikely change in those circumstances over the next few years—exactly the time when the ground-breaking R&D needs to...
June 26, 2012
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 includes work conducted on the original program. Perhaps unusually, despite Cassidian being an EADS...
June 26, 2012
With the traditional festival of flight that is usually encapsulated by Farnborough Airshow (alternating in the odd years with Le Bourget in Paris), the outlook for military rotorcraft orders from Europe is not good. For those who still do not wish to believe that the good times of defense spending in the west are over—at least in the short to mid-term—Dr. John Chipman, director-general and...
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