US Likely To Replace Half Of Its AH-64 Apache Gunships With Future...

March 28, 2019 @ 08:47 AM

The United States is looking to purchase Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) to replace 350 or half of Boeing AH-64 Apache gunships. The new copters were to replace only the now-retired fleet of 300 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior copters previously

Leonardo, Algerian MoD Jointly Set Up Helicopter Facility In Algeria

March 26, 2019 @ 10:33 AM

Leonardo is setting up a new helicopter facilty in Algeria as a joint venture with Algerian Ministry of Defense. The facility is scheduled to be operational from 2021, the company said in a statement Monday

Qatar Receives First of 24 AH-64E Apache Guardian Helicopters

March 15, 2019 @ 10:32 AM

Qatar has received the first of 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters. Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah attended the ceremony of the first delivery of AH-64E Guardian helicopters to Qatar Emiri Air Force Friday

MD Helicopters Unveils Military Variant of MD-902 at Heli-Expo 2019

March 6, 2019 @ 01:05 PM

MD Helicopters unveiled an armed-variant of its rotorless, twin-engine MD-902 Explorer helicopter at the ongoing Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2019 in Georgia, US. The new MD-969 aircraft is being developed as a part of US' Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme, the company said in a statement Tuesday

Mi-17 Helicopter Overhauled In Slovakia For Afghanistan

March 1, 2019 @ 05:58 PM

Mi-17 helicopters belonging to the Afghanistan air force have been given a general overhaul in Slovakia by LOTN, a Trencin based Aircraft repair company. The helicopter was repaired by the company on the basis of a contract with the NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency) won in 2016 in public tender,...

HAL's Exclusive Helicopter Manufacturing Facility Gathers Pace

February 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Hindustan Aeronautics Limiteds (HAL) new helicopter manufacturing facility set up at south Indian district of Tumakuru has gained momentum after the company signed an MoU with Central Public Works Department (CPWD) at Aero India 2019. The memorandum was signed between the companies for the execution of the stage 2 works of Infrastructure development works at HALs Green Field Helicopter factory, the company said in a statement Friday

Brazil Orders three 3 H135s From Airbus To Replace AS355s

February 21, 2019 @ 06:04 PM

Brazil has placed an order for 3 H135 multirole helicopters from Airbus as a replacement for light, twin-engine AS355 helicopter. The aircraft could carry out missions in the frame of the Brazilian Antarctic Programme in the near future, the company said in a statement Thursday

Russia Testing New Onboard Reconnaisance Attack System On Mi-28N Attack Helicopter

February 21, 2019 @ 07:08 AM

Russia is testing new electronic attack system onboard Mi-28N attack helicopter that has an artificial intelligence capable of analysing the target automatically without the help of a manual operator. "Trials are held on Mi-28N helicopters for the system with artificial intelligence — a new onboard reconnaisance attack system with the so-called electronic weapons operator

Boeing To Provide Support Services For Qatar’s Apache Helicopter Fleet

February 16, 2019 @ 03:17 AM

Boeing has been awarded a foreign military sales contract to provide post-production support services for the Qatar Armed Forces Apache helicopter fleet. “The Boeing Co

Indian MoD Seeks Bids for 111 Navy Utility Helicopters

February 14, 2019 @ 02:31 AM

India has invited expressions of interest for 111 helicopters to be made in the country in collaboration with foreign partners, the defence ministry said, in a deal estimated at nearly Rs 21,738 crore ($3 billion). Lockheed Martin, Airbus Helicopters and Bell Helicopters are among those expected to participate in the bidding, the ministry statement said

Bell To Supply 12 AH-1Z Vipers To Bahrain

February 8, 2019 @ 10:48 AM

Bell helicopters has won a $240 million modification contract from the US Navy to supply 12 AH-1Z Vipers to Bahrain under a Foreign Military Sales program. Bahrain had signed an agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc in November last year to procure 12 Bell AH-1Z twin-engine attack helicopters after the US senate voted down a draft resolution to block US Arms sales to Bahrain

Nigeria to Receive Six Attack Helicopters from Russia, Italy

January 22, 2019 @ 11:34 AM

Nigeria is all set to accept the delivery of five attack helicopters from Italy and a gunship from Russia in March. “Nigerian Air Force is set to take the delivery of one Mi-35 gunship from Russia and five AW109 utility/attack helicopters from Italy, which will be used to fight insecurity in the country,” DefenseWeb quoted Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar as saying during a visit to Gembu, Taraba State Tuesday