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November 1, 2004
Two Army programs develop technology and tactics to network helicopters and UAVs in Manned/UnManned teams. The U.S. Army believes Manned/UnManned (MUM) teams can enhance the survivability and effectiveness of battlefield helicopters. Planners envision an Apache co-pilot gunner, protected by... Read More »
March 1, 2009
MILITARY | ATTACK On January 28, 2009, an AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter equipped with a Longbow Unmanned Aerial Systems Tactical Common Data Link Assembly (UTA) successfully acquired and tracked an Unmanned Little Bird aircraft in flight. Using the Longbow UTA s two-way, high-bandwidth... Read More »
April 1, 2004
The U.S. Army has a new aviation modernization plan: It's back to the future. Indeed, the RAH-66 Comanche is gone, but the AH-64 Apache is very much alive. Ditto the CH-47 Chinook and the UH-60 Black Hawk. And we may not have seen the last of the UH-1 Huey. That old bird may yet have new life... Read More »
July 1, 2011
Five British Apache Longbows at the Snake Pit, Gila Bend AFB, Arizona. Photos by Andrew Drwiega The view of my surroundings from the control tower on a bright, blue-sky morning, deep inside the 2,400-square-mile Barry M. Goldwater U.S. Air Force range in... Read More »
April 1, 2006
The Army modernizes its helicopter fleet with evolutionary improvements in more of the same. With ongoing combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, counter-terrorist missions around the world and an unpredictable but steady rate of calls to support civilian disaster-relief efforts, U.S. military rotorcraft... Read More »
December 1, 2011
Longbow, LLC has completed testing of its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) tactical common data link assembly (UTA) for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III. For the first time while in flight, an Apache used the UTA to control the flight path and payload of a Gray Eagle MQ-1C unmanned aircraft... Read More »
February 1, 2006
Vendors to Line Up for Slice of USMC Heavy-Lift Pie Sikorsky is focused on nailing down by June its strategy for choosing key subcontractors to build a new U.S. Marine Corps heavy-lift helicopter, having secured contracts for that potential $18.8-billion aircraft development and production... Read More »
January 9, 2012
The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Corporation, received a $181 million contract from the U.S. Army for AH-64D Apache Block III LONGBOW systems. The contract includes the first international purchase of the Block III LONGBOW Fire Control... Read More »
February 1, 2012
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman s joint venture, Longbow LLC, has won an U.S. Army contract worth $181 million for Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III Longbow systems. The contract also covers Taiwan s purchase of 15 Block III Longbow fire control radar (FCR) systems. The agreement marks the first... Read More »
March 14, 2014
Longbow International, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, received a $96-million contract in 2013 from AgustaWestland to support Longbow Fire Control Radars on U.K. Apache AH Mk.1 aircraft. The five-year contract includes engineering services, integrated logistics support and... Read More »
January 1, 2010
What s Stifling Innovation? On page 52 of the November 2009 issue of Rotor & Wing, Giovanni de Briganti asks, Are Legacy Designs Stifling Innovation? I would respond that there are, in fact, two stifling forces at work. First, there are the financial realities that drive OEMs and others to... Read More »
June 1, 2004
Improved sensors and integrated night vision systems show helicopter crews a clearer, bigger picture after dark From the 24-hr. battlefield to tense homeland security missions, helicopter night vision systems are essential warfighting and surveillance tools. Advanced image intensifiers, thermal... Read More »
September 18, 2013
South Korea has given Longbow LLC a $51-million foreign military sales (FMS) contract to buy Longbow Fire Control Radars to go with the Apache AH-64E Guardian s that were procured in April 2013. The Koreans will receive six Longbow FCR systems together with spares and support. Longbow LLC is a... Read More »
September 1, 2008
Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache crews train at night at home to prepare for combat missions in Afghanistan. The Royal Netherlands Air Force has played a key role in supporting NATO operations in Afghanistan. Though a base like the one in Kandahar, for instance, is comparatively safe, you can... Read More »
December 7, 2010
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman joint venture Longbow, LLC has won a $26.8-million U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command contract related to the Boeing Apache attack helicopter. The agreement calls for life cycle support and logistics for 246 Longbow fire control radar (FCR) systems. For... Read More »
September 29, 2011
A British Army Boeing WAH-64D Apache Longbow visited Helitech on Tuesday. Its crew had the experience of operating in Afghanistan with five tours between them. The aircraft, based at Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk the home of the British Army's 16 Air Assault Brigade was not providing a flying... Read More »
June 28, 2013
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman joint venture Longbow LLC has secured a $90.6-million contract to supply AH-64E Apache fire control radars (FCRs) to Saudi Arabia. The agreement includes FCR spares and support for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command and Saudi Arabia National Guard, as... Read More »
January 29, 2008
Boeing will provide an AH-64D Apache Longbow simulator to the Egyptian air force under a $20 million contract. The deal also calls for Boeing to provide life-cycle support for the simualtor. The simulator, the Longbow Crew Trainer, is a full-mission, high-fidelity flight simulator. Boeing is to... Read More »
April 15, 2013
With the UK s Ministry of Defence (MoD) currently focused on how it is going to manage the capability sustainment program of its Apache Longbow attack helicopters, Lockheed Martin is keen to add its VUIT video networking technology to the potential package of improvements. U.S. Army Apache D... Read More »
July 1, 2005
New Center Offers Firefighting Training The U.S. Forest Service, NASA and the University of California at Davis are teaming up to bring a new level of sophistication and effectiveness to training air crews and mission managers for aerial firefighting. Along with representatives from private... Read More »
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