US Approves Sale of Five Armed Bell 407GX Helicopters to Iraq

October 5, 2018 @ 08:27 AM

The United States has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of five Armed Bell 407GX helicopters configured with rocket launchers, machine guns and countermeasures for an estimated cost of $82.5 million

MD Helicopters wins Lebanese Contract for 6 armed MD 530G Choppers

October 1, 2018 @ 08:03 PM

MD Helicopters announced today a contract award for six armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters to be delivered to the Lebanon Air Force. Awarded through United States Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, MDHIs new MD 530G will receive a US Army Airworthiness Release (AWR) by December 2019

MD Helicopters to Second Order of Six Armed Cayuse Helicopters to Kenya

September 28, 2018 @ 04:50 AM

MD Helicopters has won a second delivery order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter contract

China to Unveil Apache Helicopter Rival at Zhuhai Air Show

September 21, 2018 @ 02:50 PM

China will unveil its Z-10ME attack helicopter at the Zhuhai Air Show in November, billed as a low-priced alternative to the US-made Apache attack helicopter but with similar firepower and engine thrust. Chinese state-run media reported today that the Z-10ME was an improved version of the Z-10 in use by ground...

Sikorsky Readying HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Training System

September 19, 2018 @ 03:28 PM

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has begun the final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers, supporting the smooth entry of the aircraft into the U.S

Russian Helicopters to Refuse Service after Afghanistan Gets Mi-17V-5 Overhauled in Slovakia...

September 17, 2018 @ 06:46 PM

Russian Helicopters (RH) has disclaimed responsibility for further ‘safe operation of one Mi-17V-5 helicopter of the Defense Ministry of Afghanistan after Kabul got it overhauled by the Slovak Aircraft repair company LOTN. “Due to the received information on the unauthorized overhaul of one Mi-17V-5 helicopter of the Defense Ministry of Afghanistan by the Slovak Aircraft repair company LOTN, JSC “Russian Helicopters” in the name of the designer (JSC “Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant”) and the manufacturer (PJSC “Kazan Helicopters”) disclaims all liability for the further safe operation of this rotorcraft and has good reason to refuse to provide service support for this...

US To Upgrade Dutch Apache Choppers Fleet For US$1.2 Billion

September 17, 2018 @ 03:43 PM

The Netherlands on Friday signed a letter of offer and acceptance for the upgrade of its fleet of 28 Boeing AH-64D Apache attack helicopters at a cost of $1.19 billion

Saudi Navy to Launch First MH-60R Helicopter in September

September 11, 2018 @ 05:18 AM

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces is set to launch next Thursday the first helicopter part of the MH-60R naval multirole helicopters project, which operates aboard ships and navy bases. Commander of the Naval Forces General Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaily said that the helicopter has capabilities for surface and under-surface wars, a Saudi Press Agency report said

US Trainer Killed in Saudi Arabian Military Helicopter Crash

September 8, 2018 @ 08:45 AM

An American trainer has been killed and a Saudi trainee injured when a Boeing AH6i helicopter crashed during a training mission in Riyadh Thursday. Citing a military statement the Saudi Press Agency said the crash of a Boeing AH6i attack helicopter happened at Khashm Al-An Airport in the Saudi capital

US Delivers New Batch of Chinook Choppers To Turkey

August 27, 2018 @ 04:40 PM

Turkey started receiving the second batch of Boeing-built Chinook helicopters on Saturday, Daily Sabah reports. The Presidency of the Defense Industry announced that the first of five helicopters, part of the second delivery of Chinooks, entered the inventory of the Turkish Military over the weekend, the report said

India’s DAC Approves Purchase of $2 Billion worth US-built MH-60 ‘Romeo’ Choppers...

August 27, 2018 @ 04:10 PM

Indias Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC) on Saturday approved purchase of a $2-billion worth multi role helicopters for the countrys Navy through a direct government deal, according to a report by

Bell Textron Wins $509 Million for Additional 29 AH-1Z Helicopters to US...

August 24, 2018 @ 06:36 AM

Bell Helicopter Textron has won $509.7 million advance acquisition contract for the manufacture and delivery of 29 Lot 15 production AH-1Z Build New aircraft in support of the United States Marine Corps H-1 upgrade program