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October 28, 2010
Second AW159 Lynx Wildcat Makes Its First Flight AgustaWestland announced that the second AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility yesterday. During its maiden flight a range of general handling checks were completed and it performed as expected. The aircraft, designated TI2, is the second of three test aircraft that will...
October 28, 2010
Frost & Sullivan: The Global War against Terrorism Drives the U.S. Military Helicopter Market http://www.prlog.org/10992315-frost-sullivan-the-global-war-against-terrorism-drives-the-us-military-helicopter-market.html Prince William Completes His First SAR Shift...
October 27, 2010
Sikorsky has concluded production flight tests for its S-70i, the international variant of the Black Hawk. After wrapping up more than 50...
October 25, 2010
Lockheed Martin and Bloomfield, Conn.-based Kaman Corp. are proposing the K-MAX in response to a U.S. Navy request...
October 1, 2010
Quoting the article “Defence spending in a time of austerity,” in the Aug. 26, 2010 issue of The Economist, “The fighter is an endangered species. One threat comes from success: in Iraq and Afghanistan, Western forces have been uncontested in the air, if not on the ground, so sophisticated fighters seem less relevant … The aircraft that American field commanders most clamour for is...
October 1, 2010
Bell Boeing’s V-22 Program has handed over the last of six MV-22 Osprey containerized flight...
September 29, 2010
Engineers from Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter powered up the Fire-X unmanned aerial system (UAS) for the first time Sept. 17 at...
September 21, 2010
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has received the go-ahead for 11 additional modified S-61s under an existing deal with the U.S. State Department. At...
September 1, 2010
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft has completed the critical design review (CDR) for the heavy lift CH-53K. The manufacturer...
September 1, 2010
Boeing’s newest Chinook program hit the century mark in July with rollout of the 100th CH-47F. The “F” model Chinook first flew in April 2005, became operational in mid-2007, and has proven to have exceptional reliability and combat sustainability in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to LTG William Phillips, principal military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for acquisition...
September 1, 2010
"Back to the Future" would have been an apt theme when Pentagon and U.S. rotorcraft industry and academic representatives convened in Huntsville, Ala., May 5-6 for a workshop on a nascent organization called the Vertical Lift Consortium. The meeting at the Army’s Redstone Arsenal was part of a Defense Department quest to ensure the future of the U.S. vertical lift industry by trying to get...
September 1, 2010
In 2003 the Australian Government published its Defense Aerospace Sector Strategic Plan. Its aim was to build a defense industrial base that could sustain and support a technologically advanced Australian Defense Force (ADF). In terms of military rotorcraft, the commanders of 16 Army Aviation Brigade (AAAv) are working to a timetable that should deliver that capability ready across the board for frontline...
August 30, 2010
Hold the Front Page Welcome to the first monthly Military Newsletter published by Rotor & Wing. The aim of the newsletter is to present a round-up of comment and interviews that are original and that you will not have seen elsewhere, supported by general information about military industrial complex and the military worldwide that you might have missed. This first issue features an interview with...
August 30, 2010
Australia Supports ISAF in Afghanistan Colonel Andrew MacNab, deputy commander, 16 Army Aviation Brigade, Australian Army talks exclusively to R&W about his country’s rotary wing commitment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The interview took place at Enoggera Barricks, Brisbane on 31 May 2010. Andrew Drwiega: Colonel MacNab, could you outline your current...
August 30, 2010
European Air Group’s Annual Personnel CJPRS Course Heads For Germany The next European Air Group Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization (CJPRS) course will be conducted at Lechfeld airbase, southern Germany, from 15-30 September 2010. The German Air Force’s LTC Uwe Schleimer (JPR-1) is the man responsible for putting the two-week course and exercise together at the EAG’s...
August 26, 2010
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered two Bell 430’s to the Ecuadorian Navy on August 1, 2010. The first 430 received a Garmin GNS400 GPS coupled to...
August 11, 2010
AgustaWestland has inked a deal to supply six AW139s to the Government of Panama. Four of the helicopters will...
August 10, 2010
A program featuring Rotor & Wing contributor Richard Whittle appeared on C-SPAN’s “After Words” yesterday and over the weekend. John...
August 6, 2010
Sikorsky Aircraft has wrapped up the critical design review (CDR) for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Teams from the manufacturer...
August 1, 2010
Sikorsky Aircraft has conducted the inaugural flight of the S-70i. The international Black Hawk...
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