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...

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...

Bell Boeing Wins Japan’s V-22 Osprey Contract

January 28, 2021 @ 06:18 AM

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Bahrain, Czech Republic Order AH-1Z Targeting Sight Systems

January 28, 2021 @ 06:05 AM

Lockheed Martin has won a $50 million contract to provide AN/AAQ-30A Target Sight Systems (TSS) to Bahrain and Czech Republic. This modification adds scope for the production and delivery of 19 AN/AAQ-30A Target Sight Systems; 14 for the government of Bahrain and five for the government of the Czech Republic,...

Airbus Helicopters to Test Hybrid, Electric Propulsion tech in New Flightlab

January 27, 2021 @ 12:16 PM

Airbus Helicopters has started in-flight tests on board its Flightlab, a platform-agnostic flying laboratory exclusively dedicated to maturing new technologies. Airbus Helicopters intends to pursue the testing of hybrid and electric propulsion technologies with its Flightlab demonstrator, as well as exploring autonomy, and other technologies aimed at reducing helicopter sound levels...

Sikorsky-Boeing Unveil 'Defiant X' Helicopter to Replace Black Hawks

January 25, 2021 @ 02:37 PM

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company and Boeing today released details of its new helicopter offering- dubbed the Defiant X - for the U.S

3 Die as National Guard Black Hawk Crashes in a Field in...

January 21, 2021 @ 05:47 AM

A New York Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crashed in a rural area south of Rochester city, New York State, on Wednesday evening leaving three crew members dead. The UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter was on a routine training mission when the incident occurred

Rheinmetall to Supply Digital Classroom for the German Navy’s New NH90 NTH...

January 19, 2021 @ 12:40 PM

The European NH90 procurement and management organization, NAHEMA, has contracted Rheinmetall for an Asterion classroom solution destined for Naval Air Wing 3 at Nordholz on the North Sea coast. The deal was awarded to the company last month

General Electric to provide 21 CH-53K Helo Engines to U.S. Navy

January 14, 2021 @ 06:00 AM

General Electric has won a contract to supply 21 engines to power the U.S

U.S. Agrees to Sell AH-64E Apache Gunships to Kuwait for $4B...

December 30, 2020 @ 04:54 AM

The United States today approved several high-ticket arms sales to the Middle East including one for a bevy of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Kuwait for $4 billion. Kuwait wants to buy 8 new AH-64E Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters and plans to remanufacture the 16 AH-64 Delta-models it purchased in 2005 into the E-model configuration

Ukraine's Motor Sich Develops Metal, Composite Blades for Mi Helicopters

December 28, 2020 @ 08:27 AM

Ukrainian firm Motor Sich JSC (Zaporozhye) has developed blades for Mi helicopters made of metal and composite materials. Factory tests of the Mi-24s metal blade and Mi-8s composite blade began on December 24

Four Dead in Pakistan Army’s Eurocopter AS350 Helicopter Crash

December 27, 2020 @ 09:51 AM

Four Pakistani military personnel died when an Army Aviation Eurocopter AS350 helicopter crashed in the Minimarg area of Astore district in Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday evening. A Pakistan army media release said the incident occurred due to technical failure