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Rheinmetall Wins German Sikorsky CH-53 Helicopter Maintenance Contract

December 11, 2020 @ 07:35 AM

Rheinmetall has won an order from the German Bundeswehr to inspect, maintain and repair Sikorsky CH-53G transport helicopters. Starting in March 2021, the Düsseldorf-based Group will be operating two maintenance and repair bays belonging to the German Air Forces 64th Helicopter Squadron at Diepholz in Lower Saxony

Russia to Conduct High-Altitude Tests of its Deadly Mi-28NM Gunship

December 9, 2020 @ 08:32 AM

The Russian Ministry of Defense will begin high-altitude tests of Mi-28NM and Mi-26T2V helicopters this month. Three helicopters will take part in the tests to be held at Elbrus region: first prototype of Mi-28NM OP-1, Mi-28NM with the tail number 71, and the Mi-26T2V with the tail number 157...

U.S., Afghan Soldiers Lives at Risk as Ukraine Overhauls Mi-17V-5 Helos: Russian...

December 8, 2020 @ 12:52 PM

Russian Helicopters, the manufacturer of Mi-17V-5 choppers used in Afghanistan has warned that the lives of United States and Afghan soldiers could be at risk as the helos are being overhauled by unauthorized enterprises in Ukraine. “Russian Helicopters Holding Company considers it necessary to warn that Ukrainian aircraft repair enterprises are...

Turkish Aerospace to Receive First ATAK-GOKBEY Helo Engine Prototype

December 3, 2020 @ 01:40 PM

Tusaş Engine Industries (TEI) will complete the delivery of domestic TS1400 engine to power ATAK and GÖKBEY rotorcraft, to Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) this month. Development of the Turkish TS1400 turboshaft engine began in February 2017 under TEIs Turboshaft Engine Development Project (TEDP)

First 4-Axis Helicopter Autopilot Flight Test by Thales, StandardAero

December 3, 2020 @ 09:17 AM

Thales and StandardAero have announced the successful first flight test of a revolutionary compact 4-axis helicopter Autopilot System. "This state-of-the-art, 4-axis autopilot system has been designed as a straightforward retrofit and provides pilots with simplified operation that will help reduce wear and tear on the helicopter while making flying in normal...

Greece Expands MH-60R Helicopter Order to 7, Accelerates Delivery of First three

November 29, 2020 @ 12:40 PM

Greece has exercised an option to buy three more MH-60R anti-submarine warfare helicopters taking the total order to seven besides requesting the United States to accelerate delivery of the first three to 2021. The move is seen in the context of the Greek-Turkey showdown in the Eastern Mediterranean over control of seabed prospecting and control over overlapping exclusive economic zones

Ka-226T Helicopters for India to Fly in 2021

November 26, 2020 @ 03:00 PM

Prototype Ka-226T helicopters meant for India will fly in the first half of 2021, according to Leonid Belykh, managing director of the Ulan-Ude aircraft plant (U-UAZ) of Russian Helicopters holding. "Now we are focused on the manufacture of fuselages and machine assemblies for various tests, but in parallel we are working on the creation of prototypes of the Ka-226T helicopter, which we expect to fly into the air in the first half of 2021,"

Germany to Acquire 31 NH90 Sea Tiger Helicopters from NHIndustries

November 26, 2020 @ 01:47 PM

NHIndustries today signed a contract with NATO Agency NAHEMA, acting on behalf of the German Federal Office for Equipment (BAAINBw) for the acquisition of 31 NH90 NFH “Sea Tiger” helicopters, support services and training. The Sea Tiger will represent the German configuration of the NH90 NFH helicopter and will be employed for the German Navys advanced shipborne operations from 2025

Russia Delivers Ansat Helicopter to Republika Srpska

November 23, 2020 @ 11:37 AM

The Russian Helicopters has delivered the first Ansat helicopter to a European client, Republika Srpska. The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interior of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

NATO Partners Collaborate to Develop Next Generation of Medium Multi-Role Helicopters

November 23, 2020 @ 05:56 AM

France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom announced the launch of a multinational project on Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities on 19 November 2020. The project is dedicated to the modernization of existing rotorcraft fleets and is one of NATOs High Visibility Projects (HVP)

CAE to Provide Submarine Detection Sensor for US Navy MH-60R Helicopters

November 20, 2020 @ 01:50 PM

CAE today announced it has been awarded a subcontract by Lockheed Martin to supply the CAE Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) system for United States Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. CAE MAD-XR is a sensitive magnetometer designed to sense changes in the earths magnetic field and is used as a sensor to detect submarines

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