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June 9, 2011
Lockheed Martin has completed testing of its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) again moving sea targets in the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin AFB in Florida. The tests highlighted the abilities of the missile’s tri-mode seeker, which was mounted in the nose section of a modified Sabreliner 60 and used against multiple targets, including a Revenge Advanced Composites (RAC) patrol ship. While the trials...
June 9, 2011
Lockheed Martin has completed testing of its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) again moving sea targets in the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin AFB in Florida...
June 8, 2011
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has developed a training course for NVG firefighting in response to outbreak of wildfires...
June 2, 2011
UK-based Cobham’s HeliSAS autopilot and stability augmentation system has received an FAA supplemental...
June 1, 2011
ARH-129D is the latest attack variant of the AW129 Mangusta. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has now completed development and testing of upgraded weapons and target acquisition systems for the ARH-129D aerial reconnaissance helicopter, the latest version of the attack-variant AW129 Mangusta. The company has also completed the first flight of the T129, an upgraded AW129 being modified to meet the needs of...
June 1, 2011
Bell AH-1Z.  Bell/Kalee Appleton    The U.S. Marine Corps will deploy its first operational squadron equipped with a mix of UH-1Ys and AH-1Zs this November, bringing together the results of its H-1 upgrade program started in 1996. This will be the first opportunity for the two helicopters to deploy together with a Marine Expeditionary Unit. The value of the combination of the new upgraded...
June 1, 2011
Boeing’s AH-64 Block III features 26 performance-enhancing upgrades.  Boeing Boeing is on track to deliver the first AH-64 Block III Apache to the U.S. Army this coming October, with the first “half dozen or so” designated for initial testing and training, according to Scott Rudy, manager of the Apache Block III program. Delivery of the first Block III aircraft to Army units will...
June 1, 2011
The problem with second-guessing special operations actions is that you don’t actually find out what really happened until much later. But why should those involved tell the world about their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) when they might have to use them again in a similar scenario in the near future? With little information officially given to date about the U.S. Naval Special Warfare...
June 1, 2011
As this issue went to press in mid-May, Pakistan agreed to return the tail section and wreckage of the modified helicopter involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad to U.S. government officials. But due to the nature of the top-secret operation, military rotorcraft experts say it could be years before the full details about the raid and the Sikorsky UH-60’s modifications...
June 1, 2011
Able Aerospace Services mechanic Nick Baca checks the torque on the main rotor hub. Able Aerospace Services Fillers, seals, bearings, plastic components, rotor blades, electrical components and the radio are commonly replaced rotorcraft parts. Any dynamic mechanical and hydraulic part that moves and wears is frequently subject to repair, overhaul and/or replacement. Helicopter drive train components such...
June 1, 2011
Elbit Systems has won a contract to launch a helicopter pilot training center for Macedonia’s...
May 26, 2011
I had just been taken for a demonstration ride in Bell 407 helicopter fitted with L3 Wescam MX-15i and MX-10 targeting systems positioned under the aircraft, fore and aft. The idea was to take off, fly away from the airport for around 30 minutes to allow me, as a novice user, to experiment with the different lenses at different targets at a range of distances—from a look down under the aircraft to a...
May 26, 2011
Lockheed Martin has started delivering its target sight system (TSS) follow-on production units to the U.S. Marine Corps for...
May 18, 2011
Pakistan agreed to return the tail section and wreckage of the modified helicopter involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad to U.S. government officials on Tuesday. But due to the nature of the classified operation, military rotorcraft experts say it could be years before the full details about the raid and the Sikorsky UH-60’s secret modifications come to light. While...
May 13, 2011
U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials have unveiled a new technology that allows Bell AH-1 and Sikorsky MH-60 pilots to “fire and...
March 5, 2011
Markus Schmitz is President and General Manager of Becker Avionics. He spoke with Rotor & Wing on Thursday about various topics, including what to expect from the Miramar, Fla.-based company during Heli-Expo and beyond. Rotor & Wing: What is Becker showcasing during Heli-Expo? Schmitz: Things are staying vibrant at Becker these days. We just signed a teaming agreement with Axnes Aviation to work...
March 5, 2011
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix has appointed Tonka Hufford as operations manager/project development. He...
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