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September 10, 2012
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency at Redstone Arsenal has granted a $15-million IDIQ contract to Cobham to provide its on-board inert gas...
September 10, 2012
AgustaWestland company PZL-Swidnik has initiated development of the multi-role W-3PL/N. The naval variant is patterned after the armed W-3PL Gluszec. The development team based in Swidnik will...
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 4, 2012
Turbomeca has received a repair and overhaul contract from Saab AB for the Swedish Air Force. The global support package...
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
Boeing has issued contracts to Ottawa-based General Dynamics Canada and L-3 Communications MAS of Mirabel to provide in-service support for...
September 1, 2012
An AgustaWestland AW109 hovers in the air in preparation for training Albanian Ministry of Defence pilots through FB Heliservices. The Albanian Ministry of Defence has...
September 1, 2012
The Ka-62, a civil derivative of the military Ka-60, features new elements such as Turbomeca engines, a Transas avionics suite and a crashworthy fuel tank Russian Helicopters is planning on flying the Kamov Ka-62 medium twin in August 2013. The new helicopter, which bears some resemblance with the Eurocopter Dauphin, will be in the 12 to 15-passenger category. The manufacturer is targeting a very...
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 MD530F was selected for its hot and high performance. Shindand Air Base sits at 3,400 feet. Back on March 16, 2011, the Department of the Army announced that it had awarded MD Helicopters a $186-million contract to provide six MD530Fs (including critical spares) to be the Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft (RWPTA) in Afghanistan. The six aircraft procured for the Afghan Air Force are models s/n...
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”...
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 28, 2012
Enstrom Helicopter has handed over the last of 16 480B turbine trainers, which will double as utility platforms, to the Royal...
August 24, 2012
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Helicopter Championship kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 22 with...
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...
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