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

Bell Wins US Navy’s $815M H-1 Upgrade Program Contract

December 18, 2019 @ 07:04 AM

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...

Czech Republic To Buy 4 AH-1Z, 8 UH-1Y Gunships from US

December 13, 2019 @ 04:05 PM

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...

MD Helicopters with Elbit Systems To Equip Scout Gunships With Integrated Weapons...

December 6, 2019 @ 02:28 PM

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...

Airbus Wins Tiger Helicopter Global Support Contract

December 4, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

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...

Jordan Gifts Cobra Attack Helicopters to Philippines

November 29, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

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

Afghanistan Orders 12 MD-530F Attack Helicopters

November 28, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

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

Afghan Forces get five new MD-530F Gunships

November 26, 2019 @ 10:35 AM

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

French Helicopter Accident Leaves 13 Dead

November 26, 2019 @ 09:47 AM

A mid-air collision between two helicopters

Boeing, Lockheed Bag 36 Apache Helicopters Deal with Morocco worth $4.25B

November 21, 2019 @ 02:53 AM

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

Turkey’s ATAK FAZ-2 Gunship Makes Maiden Flight

November 14, 2019 @ 05:53 AM

An upgraded version of Turkeys ATAK combat helicopter, the ATAK FAZ-2, equipped with electronic warfare (EW) and other systems, made its first flight on November 13. “ATAK's FAZ-2 version equipped with laser warning receiver and other electronic warfare systems successfully completed its first flight,” Ismail Demir, President of Turkeys Defense Industries,

BAE Systems to Develop Lightweight Jamming Countermeasures for Helicopters, Drones

November 13, 2019 @ 08:33 AM

BAE Systems will design and develop lightweight radar jamming technology to improve countermeasure capability of US Army helicopters and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The US Army awarded research and development funding to the company, under which it will design technology to integrate adaptive radio frequency jamming and sensing capabilities into one system, the company said in a