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India to Target Chinese, Pak Submarines with MH-60R Helicopter Acquisition

December 4, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

With growing submarine activity from China and Pakistan in its cross-hairs, the Indian Navy expects to significantly boost its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability with the acquisition of Lockheed-Sikorsky MH-60R (Seahawk) helicopters. The Indian MoD accorded approval for the purchase of 24 MH-60R helicopters in June this year and sent a formal...

Airbus Helicopters To Add A New MRO Complex In Japan

November 29, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

Airbus Helicopters will add a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan, to now occupy a total space of 19,685 sqm. The companys existing facility is capable of accommodating up to 25 medium-sized helicopters simultaneously

New Engine to Increase Power of Russian Mi-28NM Attack helicopter

November 28, 2018 @ 11:23 AM

The United Engine Corporation (UEC) has developed a more powerful engine for the Mil Mi-28NM ‘Night Hunter attack helicopter. "The safety, functionality and flight characteristics of the combat helicopter have been considerably increased by furnishing the VK-2500P engine with the upgraded automated control system," Rostec which is the holding company of...

US Approves Sale of 10 Apache Helicopters to Egypt for $1 Billion

November 28, 2018 @ 02:08 AM

The United States has approved sale of 10 AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters to Egypt for an estimated cost of $1.0 billion

KAI to Roll Out New Light Combat Helicopter Prototype in December

November 26, 2018 @ 07:12 AM

Korea Aerospace Industries plans to roll out the prototype of its light armed helicopter in December. The LAH will replace an aging fleet of Armys attak helicopters that include MD500s and 70 AH-15 Cobras, Yonhap reported quoting KAI officials as saying Sunday

Bahrain Buys 12 Bell AH-1Z Attack Helicopters worth $912m

November 16, 2018 @ 12:13 PM

Bahrain has signed an agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc to procure 12 Bell AH-1Z twin-engine attack helicopters after the United States senate voted down a draft resolution to block US Arms sales to Bahrain. It would cost an approximate $912 million for Bahrain to buy 12 helicopters

Bell, Thales to Develop Flight Control System for VTOL Aircraft

October 24, 2018 @ 06:39 AM

Bell Helicopter announced today a teaming agreement with Thales, for the development of flight control systems for Bells vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions. “We continue to expand our team and capabilities for our ODM aircraft to bring the most advanced technology available and new vertical lift solutions to the market,” said Bells Scott Drennan, Vice President of Innovation

Chinese Z-19E Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopter Ready for Batch Production

October 15, 2018 @ 12:25 PM

The Chinese Z-19E armed light helicopter is expected to start batch production in the foreseeable future probably for an unknown international customer. According to its developer the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Z-19E helicopter has under gone professional scrutiny regarding its performance tests and passed verifications, demonstrating the model is capable of entering the production phase, AVIC said in a statement quoted by various Chinese media

Boeing Launches Apache Helicopter Production Line for Qatar Order

October 14, 2018 @ 02:10 PM

A production line to manufacture Apache Helicopters for the Qatari Amiri Air Forces was launched Saturday in Boeings US facility in Mesa, Arizona. Qatar had signed a contract to buy 24 Apache armed helicopters for 667 million in 2016

Study Awarded to Upgrade Airbus’ Tiger Helicopter

October 11, 2018 @ 01:34 PM

The Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR), acting on behalf of the French, German and Spanish Armament agencies DGA, BAAINBw and DGAM, has awarded a de-risking study to a European consortium comprising Airbus Helicopters, Thales and MDBA for the mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the Tiger attack helicopter to the Mk 3 standard. France, Germany and Spain will prepare together the development of new features and identify the innovations needed to improve the Tigers survivability and keep it fully operational beyond 2040

China Flies Graphene-armored Z-10 Attack Helicopter

October 11, 2018 @ 01:08 PM

The Chinese Z-10 attack helicopter, considered a competitor to the Boeing Apache, has been shown equipped with armor made from graphene, according to a video released by China Central Television (CCTV) last week. Commenting on the video report, state owned Global Time said that extra armor modules could be seen on the side of the helicopter near the cockpit

After S-400, More Contracts On The Way: Rosoboronexport

October 5, 2018 @ 03:09 PM

Russian arms exporting agency, Rosoboronexport today said several contracts are in final stages of negotiations with India following the signing of the S-400 missile defence system deal today. “Rosoboronexport is ready to cooperate with India in any areas

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