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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...
December 10, 2010
The government of Yemen has placed an order for four commercial-configured Huey IIs, as well as pilot and...
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
U.S. Army Photo/Spc. Jeanita C. Pisachubbe Members of the International Election Committee and Afghanistan National Police loaded...
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 1, 2010
Sikorsky Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has received the go-ahead to provide another 11 modified S-61s under an existing agreement with the U.S. State Department...
October 28, 2010
While military rotorcraft news will always be the main theme running through this newsletter, our military and defense industry readers are also hungry for information, comment and news of events that help to shape the structure and influence the deployment of rotorcraft forces worldwide, now and in the future. To this end, I make no apologies about occasionally broadening this column out to cover wider...
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...
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...
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