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
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 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
The US Navy has awarded Bell Textron a contract worth $815 million involving repair, upgrade and replacement of components under its H-1 Upgrade Program. “Bell Textron is awarded $815 million for an indefinite-delivery, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, upgrade or replacement of 35 items used on the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter, along with inventory management, warehousing and establishing supply response time metrics,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
Czech Republic and the United States have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance finalizing the sale of four AH-1Z and eight UH-1Y helicopters to the former. "The US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, and Czech Republic Minister of Defence, Lubomir Metnar, signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance finalizing the foreign military sale by Bell Textron of H-1 helicopters to the Czech Air Force," Bell Flight said in a statement Friday
Israel's Elbit Systems and MD Helicopters have signed a teaming contract to equip MD 530G Block II (BII) Scout Attack Helicopter with Integrated Weapons System (IWS). The pilot-centric Integrated Weapons System (IWS) is comprised of a Helmet Display and Tracking System (HDTS), Weapons Management System (WMS) and Mission Management System (MMS), MD Helicopters said in a statement Friday
Airbus and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) have signed a tri-lateral Global Support Contract aimed at boosting the availability rate of the Tigers in service in the French, German, and Spanish Armies. With this long-term support agreement, Tiger readiness and supportability will be secured for the next decade and beyond, Airbus said in a statement Tuesday
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) accepted delivery of two Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters it received as a present from Jordan, on Tuesday. “The helicopters arrived Tuesday morning and will be reassembled to put rotors and launchers
The Afghan Air Force (AAF) has placed an order for a dozen MD-530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters with US firm MD Helicopters. “MD Helicopters, Inc
The Afghan Air Force received five MD-530F attack helicopters from Arizona-based US defense contractor MD Helicopters on November 22. The rotorcraft were shipped out of Mesa-Gateway Airport, Mesa, Arizona, via Boeing 747 and reached Kandahar on October 27, 2019
A mid-air collision between two helicopters
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of 36 AH-64E Apache armed attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion
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