US Approves Sale of AH-6i Gunships to Thailand for $400M

September 25, 2019 @ 04:05 AM

The United States has approved Thailands request to acquire 8 Boeing AH-6i light attack reconnaissance helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $400 million meant for the Royal Thai Armys (RTA). “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Thailand of eight (8)...

Bell Helicopter Wins US Navy’s H-1 Upgrade Program Support Contract

September 19, 2019 @ 08:53 AM

Bell Helicopter has won a $9.2 million modification contract in support of the H-1 Upgrade helicopter

Russia’s First ‘Digital’ Gunship to Complete Tests In A Year

September 10, 2019 @ 10:04 AM

The official testing of Russias first “digital” gunship, the MI-24P-1M equipped with new generation onboard electronic equipment will be completed within a years time, a representative for the Russian Defence Ministry contractor's company KRET said. "The Russian Defence Ministry created a technical task for us

US’ Future Vertical Lift Chopper To Also Perform MH-6 Roles

September 10, 2019 @ 09:26 AM

The US armys Future Vertical Lift (FVL) helicopter will have to perform missions carried out by MH-6 Little Bird light helicopters currently in service with the army. The Army has imagined two airframes for its FLV program- the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA)...

India to Induct Apache Gunships on Sept 3

August 31, 2019 @ 12:43 PM

India will induct AH-64E Apache attack helicopters on Tuesday, 3 September. The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally received the first of 22 ordered AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter at Boeings facility in Arizona, United States

Airbus Offers Australia Tiger Gunship Platform With Assurance of Saving AUD 3B

August 30, 2019 @ 08:56 AM

The company has offered an approach to take the Tiger platform beyond 2040 resulting in saving of AUD 3 billion ($2 billion). This is in response to the Commonwealth of Australias (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability The RFI seeks solutions for the armys future armed reconnaissance helicopter needs

South Korean Light Armed Helicopter Completes First Flight

August 23, 2019 @ 03:38 AM

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) completed the first flight of the initial Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) prototype on August 19. The test flight with two pilots on board was conducted in KAIs headquarters for about 20 minutes, a statement posted on the KAI website said

US Army Awards Boeing $155M For Apache AH-64E Gunships

August 21, 2019 @ 07:09 AM

The United States (US) army has awarded Boeing a $155 million modification contract for new-build Apache AH-64E attack helicopters, Pentagon announced Tuesday. The AH-64Es, also known as Apaches, are helicopters that typically carry AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods

US to Sell MH-60R Anti-Submarine Warfare Choppers to South Korea

August 9, 2019 @ 07:03 AM

The United States has approved South Koreas request to procure 12 Lockheed Martin MH-60R anti-submarine warfare helicopters and related support for $800 million. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $800 million,” Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement Wednesday

First Batch Of AH-64E Apache Gunships To Arrive In India On July...

July 27, 2019 @ 10:28 AM

First consignment of Indias AH-64E Apache "customised" attack helicopters will arrive at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh state on Saturday, July 27. The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally received its first AH-64E at Boeings facility in Arizona, US on 10 May, 2019

Australia To Buy 29 New Gunships To Replace Its Eurocopter Tigers

July 11, 2019 @ 08:25 AM

The Australian government has issued a Request For Information (RFI) for 29 new gunships, seeking to replace the armys fleet of Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters. Under the Land 4503 program, the Australian Department of Defences Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) is seeking information to acquire 29 gunships

Russia’s New Mi-28N Gunship Has Manoeuvrability Nearly Twice That Of Predecessor ...

July 5, 2019 @ 07:14 AM

Russian Helicopters new Mi-28N gunship outperforms its predecessor, the Mi-24, with increased manoeuvrability and overload handling, a senior test pilot said Thursday. "The Mi-28N helicopters manoeuvrability capabilities have been expanded almost by two times compared to the Mi-24