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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...
June 7, 2012
French NH90 in the NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) variant. As the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Boeing Chinook clatters toward its objective, navigation being assisted by a moving map and a pre-planned mission profile, the pilot is aware of a familiar voice filling the headphones. It is a voice they have heard several times before and they know, aside from the callsign, that the person speaking is watching their...
June 1, 2012
Although the Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) program could be officially declared as “off and running” with the announcement of a Request for Information (RfI) on April 25 by U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal (ACC-RSA), there should be no expectation that this will result in a major new technology-based program. The AAS requirement is intended to replace the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior which...
June 1, 2012
The Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense has ordered 20 EC725s. Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering will manufacture the helicopters in Astana. Eurocopter Eurocopter has received an...
May 29, 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 purchased more than...
May 1, 2012
Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield and his wife, Kim, highlighting military families at Quad-A. Photos by Andrew Parker The sacrifices that military families make took center stage during the opening ceremonies of the Army Aviation Association of America’s Professional Forum and Exhibition (Quad-A) in Nashville. Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield and his wife...
April 10, 2012
German designer Karl Lagerfeld has partnered with AgustaWestland to develop VIP...
April 1, 2012
U.S. Army Air Operations Group’s 12th Aviation Battalion flies a fleet including ”gold top” VH-60, UH-60 and UH-72A helicopters. Like most major U.S. corporations, the U.S. Army maintains a fleet of VIP aircraft for its top executives. And for the same reasons—to get its top people where they need to go as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, while this fleet of rotary and...
March 14, 2012
Eurocopter Japan has received an order from the Japan Ministry of Defense for a passenger-configured EC225. The helicopter will replace another EC225 that...
December 1, 2011
Lider Taxi Aereo has signed a support-by-the-hour (SBH) contract with Turbomeca do Brasil for 52 Arriel 2 engines. The Brazilian offshore operator flies more than...
November 21, 2011
The Royal Jordanian Air Force has signed with Eurocopter to establish a cooperative maintenance program to support its 10 AS332 M1 Super Pumas. The contract includes G-level major inspections, training...
May 5, 2011
An elite team of Navy SEALs and CIA operatives used two militarized Sikorsky UH-60s to storm a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan Sunday and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But the exact variant has come into question following the release of photos Tuesday in the UK’s Daily Mail Online...
May 4, 2011
An elite team of Navy SEALs and CIA operatives used two militarized Sikorsky UH-60s to storm a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan Sunday and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But the exact variant has come into question following the release of photos yesterday in the UK’s Daily Mail Online showing wreckage of the helicopter that experienced a “hard landing” and was thought destroyed by...
May 2, 2011
A small U.S. Special Ops team, including CIA and Navy SEALs using Boeing Chinooks and Sikorsky Black Hawks, assaulted a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on Sunday, killing Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Reports indicate that one helicopter experienced a mechanical failure resulting in a hard landing, with no...
February 9, 2011
AgustaWestland has secured a contract for two AW139s from Indian operators—one for...
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