USAF Awards Sikorsky $500M for 12 HH-60W Gunships

February 28, 2020 @ 07:25 AM

The US Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martins Sikorsky $500 million to build 12 additional HH-60W combat helicopters. “Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, will build 12 additional HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) following a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract award by the US Air Force, known as Lot 2,...

Slovak's LOTN Repairs Afghan Air Force Mi-17V-5 Helicopter

February 28, 2020 @ 06:04 AM

Slovakias LOTN company has conducted overhaul and repair works of Afghan Air Forces Mi-17V-5 helicopter, nearly a year after Russian manufacturers reportedly accused the Slovak company of “illegally” conducting repair works on their rotorcraft. “LOTN has completed complex overhaul and heavy repair works of Afghan Mi-17V-5 helicopter which had suffered major...

Sikorsky to Build 6 Additional Presidential VH-92A Helicopters

February 21, 2020 @ 11:55 AM

The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky a contract to build six VH-92A Presidential Helicopters. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the US Marine Corps

India Approves $2.4B Sale of two dozen MH-60R Choppers

February 19, 2020 @ 06:23 PM

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared a $2.4 billion (INR 17,177 crore) deal to purchase 24 multi-role Sikorsky MH-60 'Romeo anti-submarine helicopters for the Indian Navy

Russia's Ansat Helicopter Certified for Sale in China

February 19, 2020 @ 03:24 PM

Russian Helicopters Ansat light multipurpose helicopter has received a nod from China, that will kickstart delivery of 20 such rotorcraft to the country under a contract signed two years ago. "Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China," Rostec said...

China’s Z-10 Attack Helicopter Upgraded with Powerful Engine

February 17, 2020 @ 06:08 AM

Chinas military has revealed an upgraded Z-10 attack helicopter with a more powerful engine with reduced infrared signal. The latest Z-10 ‘s engine has its exhaust openings facing upward instead of outward like the early model, reported Weihutang, a column on military affairs, state media reported

Thailand Orders 6 Airbus H135 Military Training Helicopters

February 13, 2020 @ 03:33 PM

Airbus Helicopters has won a contract for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force, as part of its pilot training enhancement programme. The very first military training helicopters ever ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force, these new twin-engine Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) Instrument flight Rules-certified H135s will be utilised for an array of training missions, including ab-initio flight training

French Navy to Operate four H160 Helicopters

February 10, 2020 @ 05:20 PM

The French Navy is to operate four H160 helicopters for search and rescue missions. "The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines," Airbus said in a statement Monday

HAL's Light Utility Helicopter Receives Initial Operational Clearance

February 8, 2020 @ 07:11 AM

Indian Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Received Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) Friday paving the way to commence its production. LUH is a single engine, light weight, agile 3-ton utility helicopter, designed to meet the operational requirements of Indian Army & Air Force

Airbus to Arm H160 Helicopter For French Military 

February 7, 2020 @ 03:38 PM

Airbus will arm the H160 helicopters of the French military under France's Joint Light Helicopter program (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger: HIL). "Airbus Helicopters and the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) are pursuing a new set of studies to further the militarisation of the H160 and to define its associated support ecosystem in the frame of the Joint Light Helicopter program (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger: HIL)," Airbus said in a statement Thursday

Project to Build Ka-226Ts in India Moves Forward: DefExpo 2020

February 6, 2020 @ 12:13 PM

Russian Helicopters signed a roadmap with Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (IRHL) for the production of Ka-226T helicopters in India at the Defexpo 2020 exhibition. "The roadmap signed today will be the basis for further development of the Ka-226T localization project in India after the signing of the contract," said Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrei Boginsky

Rosoboronexport Bags First International Sale of Mi-38T Large Transport Helicopter

January 28, 2020 @ 09:54 AM

Rosoboronexport has signed the first foreign contract for the supply of a Mi-38T medium-range multi-purpose helicopter manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters release said. The helicopter will be in the VVIP configuration and delivery is planned during 2021-22