Sikorsky Boeing SB-1 Defiant helicopter completed its first maiden flight at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida site on Thursday. The aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, and Boeing, will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the United States (US) Army's Future Vertical Lift program, the company said in a statement
Two fully assembled HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) built by Sikorsky, will enter flight test with the new Tactical Mission Kit. The integration of sensors, radar, and multiple defense systems will bring added intelligence into the cockpit, enhancing pilots' situational awareness to complete missions
Lockheed Martin is waiting for US State Department Clearance for India's request to purchase 24 multi-role MH-60R Romeo anti-submarine helicopters. "The US Navy is preparing its response, which is expected to be delivered shortly," Vivek Lall, Vice President, Aeronautics Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin told PTI
Sikorsky and Boeing have unveiled a new military utility helicopter, SB-1 Defiant, developed for the United States (US) Armys Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator program. The Defiant marks Sikorsky Aircraft and Boeings entry for the US Army's Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program, succeeding the JMR initiative
Raytheon has won $40 million United States (US) Navy contract for the repair of the Multi-Spectral Targeting system in support of the H-60 aircraft. The contract will include a two-year base period and a one-year option period which if exercised, the total value of the contract will be $58,777,194
With growing submarine activity from China and Pakistan in its cross-hairs, the Indian Navy expects to significantly boost its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability with the acquisition of Lockheed-Sikorsky MH-60R (Seahawk) helicopters. The Indian MoD accorded approval for the purchase of 24 MH-60R helicopters in June this year and sent a formal request to the United States government to buy the helicopters; a deal potentially worth US$ 1
Sikorsky and the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have begun to integrate the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for testing and flight demonstration of the pilot-less technology in 2019. “Weve chosen the Black Hawk as the platform we want to demonstrate full integration of ALIAS type capabilities; all the circuit breakers and switches and instruments in the aircraft, so that the capability ALIAS provides to a crew member is really like a co-pilot,” said Graham Drozeski, the DARPA program manager for ALIAS
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has begun the final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers, supporting the smooth entry of the aircraft into the U.S
The Royal Saudi Naval Forces is set to launch next Thursday the first helicopter part of the MH-60R naval multirole helicopters project, which operates aboard ships and navy bases. Commander of the Naval Forces General Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaily said that the helicopter has capabilities for surface and under-surface wars, a Saudi Press Agency report said
An M28 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft manufactured at PZL Mielec, a facility in Poland owned by Sikorsky has arrived in Ecuador following a trans-Atlantic flight from Poland. The twin-engine turboprop will meet the Ecuadorian Army's need for a multi-role transport aircraft that can perform in diverse climates and terrain
Indias Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC) on Saturday approved purchase of a $2-billion worth multi role helicopters for the countrys Navy through a direct government deal, according to a report by
The United States Air Force (USAF) plans to replace its aging HH-60G personnel recovery helicopter fleet as it is facing maintenance challenges. According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to the Congressional committees published this month, about 68 percent of the 96-helicopter fleet were mission-capable as of 2017, which is below the USAF desired mission-capable rate of 75 percent
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