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CH-47 Chinook With Powerful T408 Engines Takes to Skies

September 25, 2020 @ 05:20 AM

The U.S

Italy Swaps Leonardo Helicopters For Israeli Missiles, Simulators

September 24, 2020 @ 04:20 PM

Israel and Italy concluded a reciprocal procurement agreement under which the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) will acquire 12 training helicopters and Italy will receive Rafael Systems “Spike” missiles and Elbit Systems simulators. The agreement brought to fruition a 2011 agreemen between Israel and Italy in which Israel purchased 30 training...

Rostec Starts Assembly of First Russian Offshore Mi-171A3 Rotorcraft

September 24, 2020 @ 04:50 AM

Russian Helicopters has started assembling the first pre-production prototype of Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter. The helicopter is being built by Russian Helicopters and “National Helicopter Center” (NHC) - a joint venture between Mil and Kamov companies

Austria to buy 18 AW169M Helos for €300M

September 22, 2020 @ 08:10 AM

Austrian Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner announced plans to order 18 AW169M helicopters for €300 million. The new rotorcraft will replace Austrias fleet of five decades-old Alouette III helicopters

Crashed Dutch Navy NH90 Helicopter Recovered from Sea

September 21, 2020 @ 06:01 PM

The Netherlands Navy NH90 helicopter that crashed into the sea in the Caribbean on 19 July has been recovered following a salvage operation led by the Dutch MoD. The Maritime Capacity Alliance carried out the salvage operation with the help of the recovery vessel 'Volantis' and an underwater robot

US Army Test Pilots Fly Bell V-280 Vertical Lift Aircraft

September 17, 2020 @ 08:09 AM

In support of the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) selection program, U.S

Russian Helicopters Unveils Ansat Variant with 750km Range, Upgraded Avionics

September 16, 2020 @ 10:59 AM

A new variant of Ansat rotorcraft built by Russian Helicopters will come with latest avionics; besides an enlarged main tank and internal fuel tanks, which would increase the range of the helicopter by over 275km. The company unveiled the new variant of the Ansat at the HeliRussia-2020 Exhibition Tuesday

BIRD Aerosystems to Upgrade Czech Air Force Mi-17 AMPS Fleet

September 14, 2020 @ 01:59 PM

BIRD Aerosystems has won a new contract to upgrade and improve the Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) systems which were previously provided to the Czech Air Force. BIRDs AMPS are installed on the Czech Air Force Mi-17 helicopters and successfully and operationally deployed in different dangerous and complicated conflict zones, including Afghanistan

Lockheed to Support US Navy MH-60R Helos

September 12, 2020 @ 04:58 AM

The U.S

India’s Light Utility Helicopter Cleared for ‘High-Altitude Warfare’

September 10, 2020 @ 07:33 AM

Indias indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) has completed ten-day hot and high altitude trials in the Himalayas. The Army version of the LUH is ready for Initial Operational Clearance (IOC)

New Mi-8MTV5-1 Gunships Join Russian Military in Tajikistan

September 7, 2020 @ 10:22 AM

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced today two Mi-8MTV5-1 combat helicopters entered service with the air group of 201st Russian military base in Tajikistan. “An airborne defense complex has already been installed on board the rotorcraft, and the cockpit is equipped with lighting equipment adapted for the use of night vision goggles

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