UEC Logistics Support Center in Vietnam Repairs Five Mi-17 Helicopter Engines

May 28, 2019 @ 10:38 AM

United Engine Corporation (UEC) logistics support center in Vietnam has completed repair works of five Mi-17 helicopter engines. The new center, certified this year by the aeronautical authorities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is equipped with all the necessary equipment, spare parts and assembly units for repairing engines developed...

Russian Aerospace Forces To Get 30 Kamov Ka-52 Gunships By 2022

May 28, 2019 @ 09:56 AM

Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) will receive 30 Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters by the end of 2022, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Aleksey Krivoruchko said Tuesday. "The Progress Aviation plant is currently working on a long-term state contract for delivering Ka-52 scout attack helicopters

Airbus to Display “Cheetah” Military Helicopter Mock-up at Paris Air Show 2019

May 27, 2019 @ 01:34 PM

The Airbus Joint Light Helicopter H160M will be christened as “Guépard” (“Cheetah”) by the French Armed Forces for whom its builder, Airbus Helicopters has brought forward the program to 2021. During a visit to the Airbus Helicopters headquarters today, French Defence Minister Florence Parly revealed the full-scale mock up of the...

IAF Mi-17 Chopper Downed by Friendly Fire During India-Pak Aerial Engagement: Media...

May 21, 2019 @ 11:01 AM

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17 helicopter was shot down by a missile fired by an IAF aircraft which mistook it for an enemy aircraft in Kashmir on February 16 around the time when Indian and Pakistani jets were involved in a dogfight. The IAF had then blamed the crash on...

Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Completes First Flight.

May 18, 2019 @ 09:13 AM

Sikorsky's HH-60W Combat Rescue helicopter completed its first test flight in the company's Florida site. The aircraft is based off the UH-60M Black hawk and is customized for the US Air force's Rescue missions

India To Acquire 24 MH-60R Seahawk Helicopters For $2.6B

May 16, 2019 @ 02:41 PM

The Indian Navy is set to acquire 24 MH-60R Seahawk Anti-Submarine Helicopters from the US for $2.6 billion (INR 18,340 Crore),

India Gets Its First AH-64E Apache Gunship

May 11, 2019 @ 09:06 AM

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has formally received its first AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter at Boeings facility in Arizona, United States. “First AH-64E (I) Apache Guardian helicopter was formally handed over to the IAF at Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona, USA on 10 May 19

US Approves Sale of AH-64E Gunships, Related Equipment To Qatar For $3B...

May 10, 2019 @ 06:45 AM

The United States has approved the request of Government of Qatar's to purchase 24 AH-64E Apache Attack helicopters, spare parts and related equipment from the United States for $3 billion. The contract includes twenty-four (24) AH-64E Apache Attack helicopters; fifty-two (52) T700-GE-701D engines (2 per aircraft, 4 spares); twenty-six (26) AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight (MTADS) (1 per aircraft, 2 spares); twenty-six (26) AN/AAQ-11 Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensors (1 per aircraft, 2 spare); eight (8) AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars (FCR) with Radar Electronics Unit (LONGBOW component); eight (8) AN/APR-48 Modernized-Radar Frequency Interferometers (MRFI); twenty-nine (29) AN/AAR-57 Common Missile...

Indian Defence Ministry Approves $520M Kamov Ka-31 Helicopter Deal With Russia

May 4, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

The Indian Defence Ministry has approved a $520 million (INR 3,600 Crore) deal for 10 Kamov Ka-31 helicopters with Russia to strengthen its capability against aerial threats to its aircraft carriers and large warships. "The Defence Ministry cleared the INR 3,600 crore proposal for buying around 10 Kamov Ka-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control choppers for the aircraft carrier operations and deployment on future warships," government sources told ANI

Leonardo Wins $423M To Supply Four AW101 Multirole Helicopters To Poland

April 26, 2019 @ 11:22 AM

Polish Ministry of Defense has awarded Leonardo $423 million (€ 380 million or PLN 1.65 ) for four AW101 maritime multirole helicopters

Airbus H215 Helicopter Delivered To China’s State Grid General Aviation Company

April 24, 2019 @ 08:40 AM

Airbus has delivered H215 heavy twin-engine utility helicopter to Chinas State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC). The H215 will join the companys existing fleet of 15 Airbus helicopters, comprised of H125s, an H120 and an H225

India Gets New Mi-17V-5 Helicopter Repair, Overhaul Facility

April 18, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

The Indian Air Force (IAF) inaugurated a new repair and overhaul facility for its Mi-17V-5 helicopters in the North Indian city of Chandigarh on Wednesday. "The new infrastructural facility at Chandigarh unit would help repair Mi-17V-5 helicopter airframes and their aero engines," Air Marshall RKS Shera said