The United States is looking to purchase Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) to replace 350 or half of Boeing AH-64 Apache gunships. The new copters were to replace only the now-retired fleet of 300 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior copters previously
India has invited expressions of interest for 111 helicopters to be made in the country in collaboration with foreign partners, the defence ministry said, in a deal estimated at nearly Rs 21,738 crore ($3 billion). Lockheed Martin, Airbus Helicopters and Bell Helicopters are among those expected to participate in the bidding, the ministry statement said
Bell helicopters has won a $240 million modification contract from the US Navy to supply 12 AH-1Z Vipers to Bahrain under a Foreign Military Sales program. Bahrain had signed an agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc in November last year to procure 12 Bell AH-1Z twin-engine attack helicopters after the US senate voted down a draft resolution to block US Arms sales to Bahrain
V-280 Valor vertical lift aircraft has reached a true airspeed of 280 knots. The aircraft hit the airspeed in one year of flight testing, Keith Flail, vice president of Advanced Vertical Lift Systems at Bell, said in a statement Friday
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Bell-Boeing has won a $23 million United States (US) Navy contract to support ongoing flight test and evaluation of the V-22 Osprey test military aircraft. Work will be performed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland (90 percent); and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018
Bahrain has signed an agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc to procure 12 Bell AH-1Z twin-engine attack helicopters after the United States senate voted down a draft resolution to block US Arms sales to Bahrain. It would cost an approximate $912 million for Bahrain to buy 12 helicopters
Days after Germany announced a freeze on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and urged other European Union members to do the same in view of the Khashoggi murder; Spain, Sweden, UK and France refused to block arms delivery to Riyadh. The Spanish Parliament voted against a proposal blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia Tuesday, according to El Nacional newspaper
Bell Helicopter announced today a teaming agreement with Thales, for the development of flight control systems for Bells vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions. “We continue to expand our team and capabilities for our ODM aircraft to bring the most advanced technology available and new vertical lift solutions to the market,” said Bells Scott Drennan, Vice President of Innovation
The United States has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of five Armed Bell 407GX helicopters configured with rocket launchers, machine guns and countermeasures for an estimated cost of $82.5 million
Bell Helicopter Textron has won two contracts totalling $32 million in support of the V-22 aircraft platform hub assembly. Both the contracts are for seven years with no option periods
Researchers from the US Army Research Laboratory and Bell Helicopter have begun development of a micro unmanned aerial system or UAS after the meeting in June. The UAS is a miniature, lightweight reconnaissance vehicle that Soldiers can carry onto the battlefield and deploy in a confined space
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