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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...
August 21, 2012
It is rare for any product that was first delivered 50 years ago to be still selling “like hot cakes,” but that is the story of Boeing’s H-47 Chinook. This is the 50th anniversary year of Boeing delivering its first H-47 helicopter and the defence/aviation media have been busy speculating whether it could make its centenary celebrations with further updates and the lack of any, as yet...
August 20, 2012
The U.S. Army’s Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal has issued a $37.2-million contract for rotor blade tooling on the Advanced Chinook...
August 15, 2012
Boeing has received a contract from the U.S. Army covering Phase II of the Adaptive Vehicle Management System (AVMS) program. The $18-million...
August 14, 2012
The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum hosted an event dedicated to helicopters on August 11 at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Helicopters on display...
August 13, 2012
The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum hosted an event dedicated to helicopters on August 11 at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Helicopters on display outside the museum consisted of a Fairfax County Police Bell 429, U.S. Coast Guard...
August 13, 2012
Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters hosted a three-day event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the country’s Air Force. The Aug. 10-12 event, which featured...
August 7, 2012
The U.S. Navy has granted Bell-Boeing's Joint Project Office a $22.2-million contract for non-reoccurring engineering with the CV-22...
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...
August 2, 2012
Boeing has issued contracts to Ottawa-based General Dynamics Canada and L-3 Communications MAS of Mirabel to provide in-service support for the...
August 2, 2012
Lockheed Martin has obtained a $65-million contract for support services on the U.S. Army's...
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...
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