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Israel Picks Lockheed’s CH-53K as its Next Heavy-lift Helicopter

February 26, 2021 @ 11:19 AM

The Israel Ministry of Defense has announced it has chosen to buy Lockheed Martins CH-53K helicopters over Boeings CH-47 Chinook aircraft. The new heavy-lift chopper will replace Israels CH-53D Sea Stallion Yasur helicopters that it has been using from over five decades

TAI Hands Over First Upgraded ATAK Helicopter to Turkish Security Forces

February 25, 2021 @ 12:25 PM

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) officially handed over the first upgraded ATAK Phase-2 rotorcraft to the General Directorate of Security today. “Today, we attended the first T129 ATAK helicopter delivery ceremony

Upgraded Turkish ATAK Helicopters Deliveries Commence

February 19, 2021 @ 09:15 AM

The Turkish security forces on Wednesday started receiving ATAK Phase-2 rotorcraft, an upgraded version of the T129 ATAK helicopter. The ATAK Phase-2 made its maiden flight in November 2019

India’s Advanced Light Helicopter Fires Helina, Dhruvastra Missile Systems

February 19, 2021 @ 08:30 AM

Indias indigenously developed Helina and Dhruvastra missiles were today launched from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). In a statement, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Bangladesh Police to Purchase 2 Choppers from Russian Helicopters

February 15, 2021 @ 05:24 AM

Bangladesh Police has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Russian Helicopters for the supply of two helicopters. The move comes after police officers requested to launch an air wing with a fleet of ten choppers, during their yearly police week

Russian Helicopters to set up Mi-17V5 Helo Engine Overhaul Facility in India...

February 12, 2021 @ 09:34 AM

Russias United Engine Corporation (UEC) will set up an overhaul center in India for VK-2500 engines that are equipped on the Mi-17V5 helicopters in use by the Indian Air Force (IAF). “UEC will locate its service center in India

Russian Helicopters Group tests Modernized Ka-52M Gunships

February 11, 2021 @ 11:07 AM

Russian Helicopters Group announced its testing of the upgraded Kamov Ka-52M ‘Alligator reconnaissance/attack helicopter prototypes. In a statement Wednesday, the company said deliveries of serial-produced gunships to the troops may begin in 2022

China Replacing Russian Mi-17 Helicopters with Indigenous Z-20 Choppers

February 6, 2021 @ 06:08 AM

Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) has started replacing its Russian-made Mi-17 series helicopters with locally-made Z-20 choppers in transport roles for PLA troops. During a recent PLA exercise, “the Mi-171 transport helicopter that is common with Chinese army was not spotted

Indian Air Force Takes Delivery of First HAL Cheetal Helicopter

February 5, 2021 @ 08:24 AM

Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over the first Cheetal helicopter to the Indian Air Force (IAF) today during Aero India 2021 show. The rotorcraft is the first out of a total ten ordered by the IAF

Technology Transfer Discussions Delay Indo-Russian Ka-226T Helicopter Project

February 5, 2021 @ 02:28 AM

Discussions over technology to be brought in from Russia is pushing back signing of the contract for the manufacture of Kamov Ka-226T Helicopters in India. While the terms under which a new company, the Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (IRHL) was formed, stipulates that the indigenous content should be to the extent of 70 % the closest the local content was coming up to was 62

Testing Commenced of Russian Engine to Replace French Powerplant for Ka-226T Helicopter...

January 29, 2021 @ 07:58 AM

Russias United Engine Corporation (UEC) has begun testing the VK-650V engine, which is planned to replace the Safran Arrius 2G1 powerplant that powers the Ka-226T and Ansat-U light helicopters. The power plant, which has no analogues in Russia, has been successfully launched at the UEC-Klimov test bench in St

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