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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...
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...
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