Philippines Grounds New S-70i Black Hawk Helicopters after one of them Crashes...

June 24, 2021 @ 07:44 AM

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has grounded all of its newly-acquired S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters after one of them crashed during a night-flying exercise in Tarlac on Wednesday. "Last night, June 23, 2021 an S-70i Black Hawk Utility helicopter of the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing on a night flight...

Boeing to Deliver 14 Extended-range Chinook Helicopters to the UK Royal Air

June 23, 2021 @ 05:24 AM

Boeing won a $578 million Foreign Military Sales contract to deliver 14 extended-range Chinook heavy-lift helicopters to the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). The United Kingdom will be the first international operator of a Block II Chinook

Indian Coast Guard to Induct 3 ALH Mk-III Helicopters

June 12, 2021 @ 06:19 AM

The Indian Coast Guard inducted three indigenously manufactured Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mk-III on Saturday. On June 7, the Indian Navy commissioned a second naval air squadron equipped with ALH Mk-III aircraft

U.S. Navy Receives First TH-73A Training Helicopter

June 11, 2021 @ 12:24 PM

Leonardo delivered the first TH-73A training helicopter to the U.S

Russian Mi-171A2 Choppers to Have 4 Additional Seats

June 9, 2021 @ 06:46 AM

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) gave its nod to Russian Helicopters for the installation of four additional passenger seats in the Mi-171A2 cabin. The increase in the number of seats from 20 to 24 will give additional advantages to operators when performing passenger transportation, a Rostec release on Tuesday...

Poland Delivers 5 New S-70i Choppers to Philippines

June 8, 2021 @ 06:51 AM

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) took delivery of five additional S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters from Poland on Monday. The Polish-made choppers were delivered to the country aboard an Antonov transport

USMC Demos Link-16 Connection between AH-1Z Viper, Ground Station

June 7, 2021 @ 03:33 PM

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has demonstrated in flight testing a two-way connection between the AH-1Z Viper helicopter and a ground station using new Link-16 hardware and software. Link-16 enables the AH-1Z—unlike any other helicopter in the world with its integrated anti-air capability and AIM-9 Sidewinder -- to quickly obtain and share information from its sensors with other weapons systems using its onboard digital architecture

Saab to Support 20 Swedish Helikopter 15s

June 2, 2021 @ 08:49 AM

Saab announced today it signed an agreement with FMV regarding full support for Helikopter 15. The agreement is valid from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026 with additional option years up to 31 December 2030

MD Helicopters Awarded $14.5M 'Pseudo' FMS Contract for Afghan MD 530F Choppers

June 1, 2021 @ 05:17 AM

MD Helicopter was awarded a $14,500,000 Pseudo Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract modification to provide contractor logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force fleet of armed MD 530F rotary wing aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, with an estimated completion date of Nov

MD Helicopters To Support Afghan MD 530F Helicopters

May 29, 2021 @ 07:47 AM

MD Helicopters has won a contract valued $14.5 million to provide contractor logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force fleet of armed MD 530F rotary wing aircraft

Philippines buys six Turkish T-129 Helicopters for $270 million, Deliveries Start in

May 28, 2021 @ 02:38 PM

The first two units of Turkish-made T-129 Attack Helicopters is expected to be delivered to the Philippine Air Force in September this year. A total of six T-129 Helicopters will be acquired with a total contract price of $270 million from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) under a government-to-government mode of procurement, an Philippine MoD release said