Serbia to Buy Seven Mi-35, Three Mi-17 Helicopters from Russia

January 19, 2019 @ 09:36 AM

Serbia will acquire seven Mi-35 an three Mi-17 helicopters from Russia. “Russia will supply seven Mi-35 and three Mi-17 helicopters to Serbia,” Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was quoted by

Bell Helicopter Textron to Deliver Additional 25 AH-1Z Choppers to US Navy...

January 19, 2019 @ 08:50 AM

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. has won $439

UK MoD Awards Leonardo £293M for Apache Integrated Operational Support

January 18, 2019 @ 09:24 AM

The UK Ministry of Defense has awarded Leonardo a £293 million ($379 million) contract to support the existing fleet of 50 Apache AH MK1 Attack Helicopters. The Apache AH MK1 Integrated Operational Support (IOS) contract will maintain the fleet until its out of service date in March 2024, the company said...

HAL’s Light Combat Helicopter Completes Weapon Trials, Ready for Induction

January 17, 2019 @ 06:57 PM

Indian state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)s indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) has completed weapon trials and is ready for operational induction. “This is the first time in the country that a helicopter has carried out an air to air missile engagement

Mi-35M Combat Helicopter Crashes in Nigeria, Five Killed

January 4, 2019 @ 08:57 AM

A Russian-made Mil Mi-35M multi-role helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) crashed on Wednesday night in Borno, a north-eastern Nigerian state. The helicopter crashed during a combat operation with Boko Haram insurgents (Jihadist militant organisation) while providing air support for ground troops operating in the town of Damasak in...

Bell Boeing Wins $366M to Deliver 3 CMV-22B Osprey Variants to US...

December 29, 2018 @ 09:05 AM

Bell Boeing is awarded $366.6 million modification contract for the production and delivery of three CMV-22B variations in aircraft for the Navy and two MV-22B variations in quantity aircraft for the Marine Corps

Ukraine Inducts Refurbished Mi-8 Helicopters Back into Service

December 28, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

The Ukrainian Air Force has inducted two refurbished Mi-8 helicopters, Mi-8MTPB and Mi-8MTPI back into service last week. The helicopters were not in operation owing to the repair work being done at the Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant, “Aviakon”, part of Ukroboronprom, Defence Blog reported on December 22

Boeing Wins $49 Million for Qatari Apache Helicopter Maintenance Services

December 27, 2018 @ 10:54 AM

Boeing has won $49 million contract for Maintenance Augmentation Team services for the Qatari Air Force AH-64E aircraft. Work is expected to be completed by July 31, 2024, the US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday

Drone Strays onto HAL Combat Helicopter’s Flight Path

December 24, 2018 @ 01:45 PM

An unidentified drone used for a photo-shoot strayed into the flight path of Hindustan Aeronautics Rudra combat helicopter earlier this month. Two youths flying the drones were arrested for reportedly flying drones near HAL airport in Bangalore on Saturday evening as one of their drones partially obstructed the flight path of a combat helicopter at the facility, Bangalore Mirror reported Sunday

Airbus Helicopters Plans Mechanical Parts Manufacturing in Hungary

December 18, 2018 @ 09:47 AM

Airbus Helicopters has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with to create an industrial cooperation for long-term aviation projects that will initially focus on the production of certain mechanical parts for helicopter dynamic systems. This project is part of the 'Zrinyi 2026' armed forces development program supporting Hungarys national security goals of developing independent defence capabilities, the company said in a statement Tuesday

Hungary Orders 16 H225M Helicopters from Airbus

December 15, 2018 @ 08:07 PM

The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 H225M multi-purpose helicopters equipped with the HForce weapon management system. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide training and support for Hungarys ‘Zrinyi 2026 armed forces modernisation programme, the company said in a statement Friday

Philippines to Buy Black Hawks from US, T-129 Choppers from Turkey

December 9, 2018 @ 08:27 AM

Philippine Air Force will add 16 Black Hawk helicopters from the United States (US) and T-129 ATAK from Turkey to its fleet, countrys Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. "I think finally the Air Force technical working group has come up with a recommendation that the Black Hawk is the best option that they will buy, probably by next year," Philstar quoted Lorenzana as saying Friday