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January 27, 2011
Afghanistan Kiowa Overwatch in Afghanistan Laghman Province, Afghanistan—U.S. Army Sgt. Kenneth Cain, a squad leader with Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment from Dubuque, Iowa, watches as a UH-58 Kiowa helicopter provides cover in the area of Sigin Village on January 1. Cain was monitoring the area near a command wire the unit found while on patrol. The company had been hit by...
January 5, 2011
Lockheed Martin has received $249 million in contracts to maintain and upgrade a fleet of H-60s from its facility in Owego, N.Y. According to...
January 4, 2011
Eurocopter subsidiary Helibras has handed over the first three Brazilian Armed Forces EC725s under a 50-helicopter...
January 1, 2011
The United Kingdom is moving towards smaller, more specialized operations, backed by a better organized defense-wide logistics process. That is the perspective recently presented by Lt. Gen. Gary Coward, Chief of Materiel (Land) at the Defense Equipment and Support (DES), part of the UK’s Ministry of Defence. As a direct result of the Strategic Defense and Security Review (SDSR), the UK’s...
December 28, 2010
The U.S. Navy has released a report that describes how 10 crew members of HSM-41 from North Island NAS in San Diego caused more than...
December 16, 2010
ITT Corp. has handed over the first major structural subassembly for the U.S. Marine Corps CH-53K heavy lift helicopter to Sikorsky’s development flight center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The delivery of the initial sponson—a 25 x 4 x 5-foot structure that attaches to each side of the helicopter and houses landing gear, fuel and other components—comes after three years of design and...
December 14, 2010
Kaman Aerospace and Lockheed Martin have won a $45.8-million U.S. Naval Air Systems Command contract to evaluate the K-MAX...
December 6, 2010
AgustaWestland recently hosted more than 40 delegates from Europe, Africa and the Far East for the AW109 light...
December 3, 2010
If the industrial base in the United States can learn anything from the fall-out from the post-Strategic Defense and Security Review (SDSR) recently carried out in the United Kingdom (UK), it would be that the recent cuts in the defence budget of around eight percent is going to hit small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the hardest. At a recent industry gathering in London, (‘Chatham house’ rules...
December 3, 2010
Systecon Receives DALO Order The employee owned consultancy and software company Systecon AB has received an order from DALO (Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization) worth 3.5MSEK (approximately $500,000). The order is for consultancy services and Systecon´s ILS analysis tools OPUS10 and SIMLOX. Systecon’s services and tools will be used in DALO’s current acquisition of a...
December 1, 2010
It is customary at every AUSA, the U.S. Army’s annual convention staged in Washington, DC during October, for the leaders of Army Aviation (dubbed ‘The Four Horsemen’) to openly discuss ‘on the record’ a wide range of subjects of current interest. Those present this year were: BG Anthony G. Crutchfield, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding...
December 1, 2010
Sikorsky President Jeff Pino unveils the S-97 Raider in late October. Joy Finnegan Photo Sikorsky Aircraft has uncovered plans to build two prototype light tactical helicopters (LTHs) based on the X2 Technology demonstrator that unofficially claimed the helicopter world speed record in September, reaching 250 knots (288 mph) at the company’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla...
December 1, 2010
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has incorporated an Erickson S-64 helitanker into its operations. The helicopter will be...
December 1, 2010
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has received an order from the U.S. State Department for another pair of modified...
December 1, 2010
Sikorsky and Rheinmetall have officially presented the S-92 Cyclone as a replacement helicopter for the German...
November 30, 2010
    It is customary at every AUSA, the US Army’s annual convention staged in Washington DC during October, for the leaders of Army Aviation (dubbed ‘The Four Horsemen’) to openly discuss ‘on the record’ a wide range of subjects of current interest. Those present this year were: BG Anthony G. Crutchfield, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker...
November 30, 2010
Afghan National Army Air Corps Update NATO Training Mission Afghanistan News update at: ...
November 19, 2010
Twelve people were killed Friday when an Indian Air Force Mi-17 crashed shortly after...
November 16, 2010
Sikorsky’s S-70i has taken to Polish skies for the first time. PZL Mielec, a Sikorsky subsidiary in...
November 4, 2010
Bell Helicopter has received a U.S. Army contract to move forward with the...
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