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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 Air Force AH-64 Apache Makes Emergency Landing

April 17, 2020 @ 08:46 AM

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Apache AH-64 attack helicopter made an emergency landing in Punjab state on Friday. The aircraft reportedly took off from Pathankot Army Base and developed a technical snag, after which it was force-landed in a field in Punjab

Boeing Suspends H-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey Aircraft Production over COVID-19

April 3, 2020 @ 02:34 AM

Boeing announced a two week suspension in production of H-47 Chinook and V-22 Osprey aircraft at its facilities in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, in light of the spread of COVID-19 in the region. This action is intended to ensure the well-being of employees, their families and local communities, and will include an...

Bell, Sikorsky Short-listed over Boeing in US Army’s Future Attack Helicopter Contest...

March 27, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

The US Army has down-selected Bells 360 Invictus and Sikorskys Raider X for the second phase of its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition programme. On March 25, the Army announced it had selected the Invictus and the Raider X out of five potential candidates

Sikorsky Wins Army’s $525M Black Hawks Deal

March 11, 2020 @ 07:29 AM

Lockheed Martins Sikorsky has won a contract valued $525.4 million for work on Lot 44 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the US Army

Boeing Reveals US Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter Design

March 4, 2020 @ 08:54 AM

Boeing revealed its entry into the US Armys Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Helicopter prototype competition which is intended to replace the now-retired Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior. The thrust compounded single-main rotor helicopter boasts a six-bladed rotor system, a single engine, tandem seating and a modular, state-of-the-art cockpit with a reconfigurable large area display and autonomous capabilities

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, and valued at over $500 million,” Lockheed Martin said in a

LONGBOW awarded US Army's Apache Fire Control Radar Support Contract

February 19, 2020 @ 07:56 AM

The US Army recently awarded LONGBOW, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract to provide post production support services for the AH-64 Apache helicopter AN/APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) to international customers. The five-year sustainment indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract valued up to $235

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

11 US Troops Injured When Iran Fired Fateh, Qiam Missiles on US'...

January 17, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Eleven American troops were injured besides Apache helicopters and hangers destroyed, when Iranian missiles hit the Ain al-Asad Air base in Iraq on January 8, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The missiles used in the operation were upgraded Fateh (range 500 km) and Qiam (range 800 km) which struck their targets with an accuracy of a few meters, Iranian media said quoting state sources

US Risks Billions in Arms Sales over Soured Relations with Iraq

January 9, 2020 @ 09:40 AM

The United States could lose billions of dollars in arms sales to Iraq should Baghdad evict US troops from it soil and scale down its military relationship with Washington. Following the assassination of Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani in US drone strikes, Iraq asked US troops to leave their country

Boeing To Remanufacture 47 Apache Helicopters of Unnamed “Allied Countries”

December 27, 2019 @ 08:41 AM

Boeing has won a contract valued over $560 million to remanufacture 47 existing AH-64D Apache helicopters of three unnamed allied countries. “Boeing and the US Army have finalized orders from three nations to provide their armed forces with the new, more capable AH-64E Apache model

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