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Saudia Arabia's THC Acquires 10 Airbus H125 Helos

August 20, 2020 @ 10:19 AM

The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters to purchase 10 H125 helicopters. The deal comes as part of THCs commitment to further expand its fleet and introduce new services...

Russia Tests Mi-24P Hind Helo in Helicopter-killer Role

August 19, 2020 @ 03:23 PM

Russian Central Military recently tested Mi-24P Hind rotorcraft in helicopter-killer role during night tactical flight exercises in Ural's Kurgan region. "Six 'enemy' helicopters carried out reconnaissance of the area of the troops deployment in order to detect and destroy command posts and fire weapons

Turkey Hires Washington Lobbyist to Help Clear Helicopter Sale to Pakistan

August 19, 2020 @ 01:19 PM

Turkey has hired a Washington law firm to lobby with the US administration for securing an export licence which will help complete a $1.5 billion sale of ATAK helicopters to Pakistan

HAL's Helicopters in Japanese Ship Rescue Mission off Mauritius

August 19, 2020 @ 07:03 AM

Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced Wednesday that indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv and Chetak helicopters were being pressed into service to rescue people and extricate skimmed oil from the Japanese owned cargo ship MV Wakashio. The ship was on its way from China to Brazil but ran aground...

Israel Grounds Black Hawk Fleet Over Near-Crash Incident Last Month

August 18, 2020 @ 06:44 AM

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has blocked its Black Hawk helicopter fleet from all non-operational flights, a month after one of the choppers missed hitting the ground by a whisker. “The commander of the Air Force, Maj

Two HAL Light Combat Helicopters Deployed by IAF in Ladakh

August 12, 2020 @ 07:43 AM

Two HAL produced Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) have been deployed in Ladakh in support of Indian Air Force (IAF) missions “at short notice.” The helicopter took off from a high altitude location to a forward area for a simulated attack on a high altitude target

Bell Unveils New Manufacturing Center to Build Future Vertical Lift Aircraft

August 10, 2020 @ 01:16 PM

Bell Textron Inc., unveiled today its new 140,000-square-foot Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth, Texas

AESA Radar, Guided Missiles in Upgraded Russian KA-52M Helicopter

August 10, 2020 @ 11:56 AM

The first flight of the upgraded Ka-52 ‘Aligator helicopter, considered a competitor to the US-made Apache, took place at the Arsenyev Aviation Company (AAK-Progress), part of Russian Helicopters last weekend. The biggest improvement in the upgraded Ka-52 is a new radar with an active phased antenna array (AESA) besides guided missiles with increased range, a company information said

China Tests Air-to-Surface 'Hellfire' Missile from Z-10 Helicopter

August 7, 2020 @ 10:24 AM

China has tested a KD-10 laser-guided air-to-surface precision missile from its Z-10 helicopter in a video released on the PLA's WeChat account. The KD-10 along a new multi-mission radar (MMR) will make the Z-10 as potent as an Apache Helicopter equipped with a Hellfire missile

Australia Invites Bid for Special Forces Helicopters

August 7, 2020 @ 08:08 AM

Australia has issued request for proposal (RFP) for new special forces helicopters under LAND2097 Phase 4. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC welcomed the opening of the invitation to Australian industry on August 4

Russian Military Receives Mi-8 Helicopters With Advanced On-Board Defense Systems

August 6, 2020 @ 04:58 PM

Russian Ministry of Defense has received a batch of five Mi-8MTV-5-1 military transport helicopters. This is the final delivery under 2011 contract

Lockheed to provide Anti-Submarine Warfare Sensors for Indian, Danish MH-60R Seahawks

August 5, 2020 @ 05:16 AM

Lockheed Martin has won a $181.7 million contract to provide Airborne Low Frequency Sonars (ALFS) to be fitted on MH-60R Seahawk helicopters operated by the U

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