India to get 3 US Navy MH-60R Helicopters in 2020

May 27, 2020 @ 09:35 AM

The Indian Navy will receive three new (undelivered) MH-60R helicopters formerly meant for the US Navy by the end of this year. “The US Navy has allowed us to leverage three helicopters from their inventory of brand new aircraft that have never been introduced into the fleet – in order to...

Second Russian Mi-8 Chopper Crash in a Week claims 4 Lives

May 26, 2020 @ 06:44 AM

An Mi-8 helicopter suffered a technical failure and crashed at Anadyr town in Russias Chukotka region, killing all four people on board. "Four people died

Lockheed Martin Awarded India’s MH-60R Seahawk Helicopters' Production Contract

May 15, 2020 @ 02:03 AM

Production of MH-60R Seahawk maritime aircraft for the Indian Navy got underway following the award of a $904,800,000 contract to Lockheed Martin to deliver 21 MH-60Rs to the government of India and three for the US Navy. “We are pleased the government of India has selected the U

Egypt to Modernize 43 Apaches for $2.3B

May 9, 2020 @ 07:08 AM

Egypt plans to modernize its fleet of 43 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for an estimated cost of $2.3 billion

Osprey V-22 Tilt-rotor Aircraft Meant for JGSDF Arrive in Japan

May 8, 2020 @ 05:26 PM

Ospreys V-22 Aircraft bound for Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) units arrived in Japan at Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni on May 8, 2020. The JGSDF plans to introduce the Osprey V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft to conduct rescue and special operations missions, the US Marine Corps which facilitated the arrival, released information...

Boeing Apache, Bell Viper Shortlist May Shut Out Turkish ATAK Helicopter from...

May 3, 2020 @ 06:23 AM

The United States approval of a possible sale of six Boeing Apache or Bell Viper helicopters on March 30 to the Philippines may shut the door on a proposed sale of Turkish ATAK T129 choppers to Manila. In December 2019, Filipino Defense Secretary Lorenzana announced that the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has chosen the ATAK T129, adding that their budget for attack helicopters (estimated at US$250 million) could afford eight to 10 units

Flight Data Recorder of Canadian NATO Helicopter Found, 5 Crew Presumed Dead

May 2, 2020 @ 09:17 AM

The flight data recorder of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone helicopter that crashed during a NATO operation in the Mediterranean Sea on April 29, has been recovered. Five missing crew members aboard the helicopter at the time of the incident are now presumed dead

US Offers Philippines Apache, Viper as Attack Helicopter Options

May 1, 2020 @ 01:36 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippines of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, 200 Hellfire Missiles and related equipment for an estimated $1.5 billion

Indian, Taiwanese Apaches to get Modern Situational Awareness Tech

April 25, 2020 @ 05:38 AM

Lockheed Martin has won a $67.6 million contract to provide electro-optical sensors for integration onto AH-64E Apache attack helicopters of the Indian and Taiwanese forces

US Approves UAE Request for Apache, Black Hawk, Chinook Helicopter Spares

April 24, 2020 @ 11:02 AM

The United States has agreed to sell common spares and repair parts to support the United Arab Emirates' fleet of AH-64 Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk, and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sales Order (FMSO) II to provide funds for blanket order requisitions to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for an estimated cost of $150 million," Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on April 23

S.Korea May Pick KAI Surion Under Attack Helicopter Procurement

April 22, 2020 @ 08:48 AM

South Koreas arms procurement agency is reportedly favouring “locally-built, cost-effective” Surion marine attack helicopter over western counterparts under its project to procure 24 gunships. Defense Acquistion Programme Administration (DAPA) concluded a year-long study analysing offers from five bidding companies: Bell Textron (AH-1Z Viper), Boeing (AH-64E Apache Guardian), Turkish Aerospace (T-129 Atak), Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky (S-70i), and Korean Aerospace Industries or KAI (Surion Marine Attack Helicopter)