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November 28, 2012
Stakes are getting ever higher as government rotary wing contract awards often have far-reaching positives for American defense contractors. In the works are programs to replace the Army’s scout helicopter (Armed Arial Scout) and the Air Force’s combat search and rescue (C-SAR) helicopters (Combat Rescue Helicopter—CRH). The scout replacement is now in round three after the...
November 27, 2012
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has signaled the beginning of a new race to supply the next Presidential helicopter. The release by the Program Office (PMA-274) on Nov. 23, 2012, of draft request for proposal (RFP) for the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program (VXX) contract had been expected and is likely to be followed by a formal RFP around mid-FY13, according to the NAVAIR advisory...
November 1, 2012
The U.S. Navy has exercised a $41-million option involving its VH Presidential Helicopter contract with Sikorsky...
October 3, 2012
Eurocopter has handed over the first of two EC145s to the Bolivian Air Force. The Air Force will use...
October 3, 2012
The U.S. Navy has exercised a $41 million option involving its VH Presidential Helicopter contract with Sikorsky Aircraft. The...
October 1, 2012
AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman will partner to develop a helicopter based on the AW101 Merlin for upcoming bids for the USAF Combat Rescue Helicopter and the Navy’s Marine One Presidential Helicopter replacement. AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman announced on Sept. 18 that they will team up “to respond to anticipated requests for both the new U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH)...
October 1, 2012
The Ministry of Defence has received the first of 24 Puma Mk2s. Eurocopter has delivered the first Puma Mk2 to the UK Ministry of...
September 19, 2012
AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman announced on Sept. 18 that they will team up “to respond to anticipated requests for both the new U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) and the Navy’s recently announced program to develop a new “Marine One” Presidential Helicopter.” A statement noted that the aircraft will be U.S.-built and based on the AW101 Merlin, with Northrop...
September 18, 2012
A British Army Air Corps Captain has just deployed to Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan for his second tour of duty. Hardly headline news until the name Captain Wales is mentioned, aka Prince Harry and third in line to the throne of the British Royal Family. The news incited an immediate response from alleged Taliban sources who claimed that they would now do their best to kill or capture him...
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 6, 2012
Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. James Amos has stated that a program aimed at replacing the Sikorsky VH-60s and VH-3 Sea Kings that carry the president has moved forward...
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
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...
July 6, 2012
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has contracted Lockheed Martin Logistic Services for avionics maintenance, documentation and technical support...
July 3, 2012
Rockwell Collins demonstrated its synthetic vision technology in a Black Hawk simulator during Quad-A in April 2012. Photo by Andrew Parker The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has contracted Rockwell - for avionics development on the multifunction radio frequency (MFRF) program. The...
July 1, 2012
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft has finished upgrades to the first S-61T airframe for the U.S. Department of State. In 2010, the State Department...
July 1, 2012
Prince William, now a qualified SAR Operational Captain. UK MoD Second in line to the throne after his father, Prince William recently qualified as a search and rescue (SAR) pilot in duties as part of the Royal household in the UK will steadily increase, as the military involvement in conducting SAR missions around the UK is set to stop in the next few years. Military SAR will be replaced by a completely...
July 1, 2012
Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey flying over Westminster Abbey and the Thames river in London, UK. The aircraft is from USMC Squadron VMX-22 based in New River, N.C. Bell-Boeing This year’s Farnborough International Airshow could potentially be one of the quietest for military rotorcraft sales given the hugely uncertain economic situation in Europe. The civil market too is under pressure with corporate...
July 1, 2012
For the moment at least, while traditional high-spending military customers from Europe and North America are being put to the sword by their financial masters (motto: fear naught—apart from accountants), industry is having to radically rethink its global military business strategy. The markets for high-price ticketed items such as attack helicopters and those designed specifically for military...
July 1, 2012
Lewis currently serves as the director for aviation development at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center. He manages and directs the execution of the Army Aviation Science and Technology portfolio, including basic and applied research, and advanced technology development. A career Army Aviator and experimental test pilot, his duties now include serving as the...
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