Russia Developing New Attack Helicopter ‘Airborne Combat Vehicle’

January 27, 2020 @ 06:32 AM

Russian Helicopters has embarked on the development of a new type of attack helicopter called ‘Airborne Combat Vehicle, which will feature special weapons and more power. The company has developed a new version of the Mi-8AMTSh-VN Special Forces helicopter with enhanced weapons, says CEO Andrey Boginsky

Bell-Boeing’s Navy-specific CMV-22B Osprey Marks First Flight

January 21, 2020 @ 04:39 PM

The Bell Textron- Boeing Navy-specific CMV-22B Osprey completed first flight operations at Bells Amarillo Assembly Center. The United States Navy will use the CMV-22B to replace the C-2A Greyhound for transporting personnel, mail, supplies and high-priority cargo from shore bases to aircraft carriers at sea

US Navy Awards Leonardo $176M for 32 TH-73A Helicopters

January 14, 2020 @ 07:03 AM

The US Navy has awarded Leonardo $176.47 million to supply 32 TH-73A helicopters and related support

Taiwan's Army Chief Killed in Black Hawk Helicopter Crash

January 2, 2020 @ 10:44 AM

The Chief of General staff of the Taiwanese military, Shen Yi-ming, was one among eight people killed in a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crash that took place in the Wulai district near Taipei city, on Thursday. The chopper carrying 13 armymen enroute to Yilan district airbase crashed while attempting an emergency...

Engine of Russia's Mi-38 Helicopter Gets New Upgrades

January 2, 2020 @ 09:10 AM

Russias Rostec has green-signalled the new upgrades of the United Engine Corporation (UEC)-Klimov manufactured TV7-117V turboshaft engine for the Mi-38 helicopter. “UEC-Klimov has received an approval for the upgraded TV7-117V engine

Boeing To Remanufacture 47 Apache Helicopters of Unnamed “Allied Countries”

December 27, 2019 @ 08:41 AM

Boeing has won a contract valued over $560 million to remanufacture 47 existing AH-64D Apache helicopters of three unnamed allied countries. “Boeing and the US Army have finalized orders from three nations to provide their armed forces with the new, more capable AH-64E Apache model

Bell Wins US Navy’s $815M H-1 Upgrade Program Contract

December 18, 2019 @ 07:04 AM

The US Navy has awarded Bell Textron a contract worth $815 million involving repair, upgrade and replacement of components under its H-1 Upgrade Program. “Bell Textron is awarded $815 million for an indefinite-delivery, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, upgrade or replacement of 35 items used on the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter, along with inventory management, warehousing and establishing supply response time metrics,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday

Czech Republic To Buy 4 AH-1Z, 8 UH-1Y Gunships from US

December 13, 2019 @ 04:05 PM

Czech Republic and the United States have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance finalizing the sale of four AH-1Z and eight UH-1Y helicopters to the former. "The US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, and Czech Republic Minister of Defence, Lubomir Metnar, signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance finalizing the foreign military sale by Bell Textron of H-1 helicopters to the Czech Air Force," Bell Flight said in a statement Friday

S.Korea's Light Civil Helicopter Makes First Flight

December 13, 2019 @ 10:17 AM

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has announced that the first flight ground test of the LCH's (Light Civil Helicopter's) second prototype has been completed. The LCH showed off its first flight performances for about 20 minutes after take-off, vindicating its flight safety, KAI said in a statement on December 5

Airbus Wins Tiger Helicopter Global Support Contract

December 4, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

Airbus and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) have signed a tri-lateral Global Support Contract aimed at boosting the availability rate of the Tigers in service in the French, German, and Spanish Armies. With this long-term support agreement, Tiger readiness and supportability will be secured for the next decade and beyond, Airbus said in a statement Tuesday

Raytheon Unveils Portable V-22 Virtual Reality Trainer

December 4, 2019 @ 03:39 AM

Raytheon debuted a virtual reality version of its portable V-22 trainer on Monday at I/ITSEC, modeling, simulation and training event in Orlando, Florida, USA. Aircraft Functional V-22 Trainer-Virtual Reality system provides hyper-realistic training across all experience levels, including early-career aviation maintenance students and those engaged in continuing education, the company said in a statement

Flight Tests of Turkish T-70 Helicopters in 2020

November 30, 2019 @ 11:42 AM

Turkeys T-70 helicopter built under the $3.5 billion