The Indonesian Ministry of Defense has signed a contract to buy eight Airbus H225M heliopters and nine Bell 412EPI helicopters for its Air Force from state-owned PT Dirgantara. The contract was signed on Wednesday by PTDI's Commercial Director, Irzal Rinaldi and Head of the Defense Facility Agency (Kabaranahan) of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, Rear Admiral TNI Agus Setiadji
Spain has signed a contract with NH Industries, a consortium of Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker to acquire 23 NH90 helicopters that include seven naval versions for an estimated $1.7 billion
Airbus Helicopters has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with to create an industrial cooperation for long-term aviation projects that will initially focus on the production of certain mechanical parts for helicopter dynamic systems. This project is part of the 'Zrinyi 2026' armed forces development program supporting Hungarys national security goals of developing independent defence capabilities, the company said in a statement Tuesday
The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 H225M multi-purpose helicopters equipped with the HForce weapon management system. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide training and support for Hungarys ‘Zrinyi 2026 armed forces modernisation programme, the company said in a statement Friday
The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) obsolete Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. Airbus Helicopters will also be responsible for logistics support, repair, and maintenance of the helicopters
Airbus Helicopters will add a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan, to now occupy a total space of 19,685 sqm. The companys existing facility is capable of accommodating up to 25 medium-sized helicopters simultaneously
The Serbian Ministry of Defense has received first of nine H145M helicopters from Airbus for its Air Force. Two more H145Ms are scheduled to be delivered in Decemner
The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken delivery of its seventh and eighth H225M multirole utility helicopters. Since 2012, the RTAF has placed orders for a total of 12 H225Ms under its fleet modernisation programme
Key sub-systems of the Airbus Helicopters RACER (Rapid and Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator have now passed their preliminary design review (PDR) giving way to the launching of first components manufacture. Final assembly of the prototype is planned to start in Q4 2019
The Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR), acting on behalf of the French, German and Spanish Armament agencies DGA, BAAINBw and DGAM, has awarded a de-risking study to a European consortium comprising Airbus Helicopters, Thales and MDBA for the mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the Tiger attack helicopter to the Mk 3 standard. France, Germany and Spain will prepare together the development of new features and identify the innovations needed to improve the Tigers survivability and keep it fully operational beyond 2040
Airbus Helicopters conducted test flight campaigns that included demonstrations with five Airbus-built Do-DT25 target drones controlled from a mission group commander who was airborne in a manned command and control (C2) aircraft. Flown in a test zone of Germanys Baltic Sea area, the MUT trial flights served multiple purposes, including validating such elements as connectivity, human-machine interface, and the concept of teaming intelligence through mission group management
Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 parapublic operator in the Philippines. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and law enforcement, the company said in a statement Wednesday
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