The French Directorate General for Armament (DGA) together a local firm, SOLCERA has developed an armored lightweight transparent ceramic window suitable for helicopter windshields and that of land vehicles. In February 2020, for the first time, this shielding solution was tested in flight on a CARACAL helicopter
The CH-53K King Stallion heavy transport helicopter has successfully completed several inflight refuelling tests with a KC-130J Super Hercules tanker of the U.S
Helitrans of Norway has become the first customer to take delivery of new Airbus helicopters using the e-Delivery process devised to enable deliveries while ensuring compliance with COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. Trondheim-based Helitrans formally accepted the latest two H125s into its fleet following a series of actions that allowed all...
A crash-resistant fuel system to prevent fuel spill and detonation during hard landing has been developed for the Russian KA-226T helicopter. The KA-226T chopper is the first Russian helicopter to be fitted with a crash-resistant fuel system, itsmanufacturer Technodinamika Holding said in comments reported today by tvzvezda
Russia has received a request from India to supply a batch of KA-31 airborne early warning (AEW) helicopters which would likely be based on the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC). “Recently received an appeal for an additional supply of Ka-31 marine helicopters,” Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS)...
Russias Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has given its approval to install floatation systems on Ansat helicopters for safe landing on water. Ansat has also received certification for the reduction in airworthiness limitations of its main parts, leading to reduction in maintenance and flying costs
Indonesia on Wednesday approved a US grant to supply 14 Boeing Insitu ScanEagle reconnaissance drones ($28.3 million) and upgrade 3 Bell 412 helicopters ($6
Slovakias LOTN company has conducted overhaul and repair works of Afghan Air Forces Mi-17V-5 helicopter, nearly a year after Russian manufacturers reportedly accused the Slovak company of “illegally” conducting repair works on their rotorcraft. “LOTN has completed complex overhaul and heavy repair works of Afghan Mi-17V-5 helicopter which had suffered major combat damage,” the company said in a statement today
The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky a contract to build six VH-92A Presidential Helicopters. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the US Marine Corps
India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared a $2.4 billion (INR 17,177 crore) deal to purchase 24 multi-role Sikorsky MH-60 'Romeo anti-submarine helicopters for the Indian Navy
Russian Helicopters Ansat light multipurpose helicopter has received a nod from China, that will kickstart delivery of 20 such rotorcraft to the country under a contract signed two years ago. "Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China," Rostec said in a statement Wednesday
Airbus Helicopters has won a contract for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force, as part of its pilot training enhancement programme. The very first military training helicopters ever ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force, these new twin-engine Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) Instrument flight Rules-certified H135s will be utilised for an array of training missions, including ab-initio flight training