Boeing Scores UAE Apache AH-64E Program Deal

August 1, 2020 @ 08:42 AM

Boeing has won a $17 million deal for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Apache AH-64E Program. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion December 31, 2024

Greece Signs LOA to Purchase 4 MH-60R, Modernize S-70B6 Choppers

July 31, 2020 @ 12:16 PM

The Greek government has signed letters of acceptances (LOA) to purchase four MH-60R helicopters and modernize old S-70B6 rotorcraft. Value of the contract is not known

US Army AH-64E Apache Helicopters to get Safety Upgrades

July 30, 2020 @ 08:59 AM

Boeing has won a $11.25 million contract to update critical safety items of the U

Lockheed Martin to Modify Three MH-60R helicopters to India Configuration

July 29, 2020 @ 03:51 AM

Lockheed Martin is awarded an $18.1 million (INR 135

S Korean Army Retires Bell UH-1H choppers, Locally-Made Surion to Replace Them...

July 27, 2020 @ 06:50 AM

The South Korean Army decommissioned five decades-old UH-1H helicopters with indigenous multi-role Surion rotorcraft ready to take their place. The Army had 129 Bell UH-1H helicopters in service

Flight Tests Begin of new Russian Mi-8 Special Operations Helicopter

July 22, 2020 @ 12:03 PM

Fight tests have commenced of a new Mil Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopter meant for Russian special operations forces, which has been developed based on combat experience in Syria. "The construction of helicopters (Mi-8AMTSh-VN) is proceeding along with the R&D work

Dutch Navy NH-90 helicopter crash in Caribbean, 2 Dead

July 20, 2020 @ 10:33 AM

A crash involving an NH90 maritime combat helicopter belonging to the Dutch Navy crashed on Sunday, killing two out of four crew members on board. The helicopter came down in the Caribbean Sea near Aruba at the end of a coastguard patrol

Israel to Upgrade Greek AH-64 Apache Helicopters

July 20, 2020 @ 08:21 AM

Israel has reportedly agreed to upgrade Greek AH-64 Apache gunships besides ratifying a tripartite deal with Greece and Cyprus on the Eastern Mediterranean gas pipeline project. The Apache contract valued $34 million covers 19 helicopters

Russia Arms 150 Jets, Helicopters in 'Surprise Check' Near Ukraine Border

July 18, 2020 @ 02:18 PM

Russia conducted a “surprise check” of 150 aircraft, both jets and rotorcraft, to test their combat readiness in case of deployment. "As part of a surprise check of the troops of the Southern Military District, carried out in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, about 150 aircraft including jets, helicopters, operational-tactical planes, assault jets, and bombers of the Southern Military District were tested for readiness for relocation to operational airfields,” Southeast Military District said in a statement Friday

Taiwan Grounds 36 Bell OH-58D Helicopters Following Fatal Crash during Anti-China Drill

July 17, 2020 @ 08:35 AM

A Taiwan military Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior crashed during the annual Han Kuang military exercises Thursday killing its pilot and co-pilot. The crash occurred at Hsinchu Air Force Base during the exercise meant to test Taiwans preparedness for a possible invasion by China

China's Upgraded 052DL Warship has Anti-stealth Radar, Longer Helicopter Deck

July 13, 2020 @ 04:02 AM

China sailed a newer version of its 052D guided-missile destroyer equipped with new meter wave radar to detect stealth warplanes besides a longer helicopter deck to accommodate the ship-borne version of its Z-20 attack/utility helicopter. The upgraded destroyer designated as 052DL and named ‘Zibo was seen participating in Chinese People's Liberation Army Navys (PLA-N) drills recently in the East China Sea which state media reported Sunday was its first public appearance

Leonardo Delivers First AW169 Training Helicopter to Italian Army

July 10, 2020 @ 05:37 PM

Leonardo today delivered the first of two AW169 basic training Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to the Italian Army during an official ceremony held at Lamezia Terme. The introduction of the new generation training helicopter (designated UH-169B) allows the Italian Army to prepare its crews for the future operational transition to its all-new advanced multirole LUH programme developed on the AW169 dual-use baseline and aimed at longer term fleet modernisation and rationalization plan