The Bell Textron- Boeing Navy-specific CMV-22B Osprey completed first flight operations at Bells Amarillo Assembly Center. The United States Navy will use the CMV-22B to replace the C-2A Greyhound for transporting personnel, mail, supplies and high-priority cargo from shore bases to aircraft carriers at sea
Eleven American troops were injured besides Apache helicopters and hangers destroyed, when Iranian missiles hit the Ain al-Asad Air base in Iraq on January 8, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The missiles used in the operation were upgraded Fateh (range 500 km) and Qiam (range 800 km) which struck their targets with an accuracy of a few meters, Iranian media said quoting state sources
The US Navy has awarded Leonardo $176.47 million to supply 32 TH-73A helicopters and related support
The United States could lose billions of dollars in arms sales to Iraq should Baghdad evict US troops from it soil and scale down its military relationship with Washington. Following the assassination of Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani in US drone strikes, Iraq asked US troops to leave their country
The Chief of General staff of the Taiwanese military, Shen Yi-ming, was one among eight people killed in a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crash that took place in the Wulai district near Taipei city, on Thursday. The chopper carrying 13 armymen enroute to Yilan district airbase crashed while attempting an emergency landing in the mountains
Russias Rostec has green-signalled the new upgrades of the United Engine Corporation (UEC)-Klimov manufactured TV7-117V turboshaft engine for the Mi-38 helicopter. “UEC-Klimov has received an approval for the upgraded TV7-117V engine
Boeing has won a contract valued over $560 million to remanufacture 47 existing AH-64D Apache helicopters of three unnamed allied countries. “Boeing and the US Army have finalized orders from three nations to provide their armed forces with the new, more capable AH-64E Apache model
The US Navy has awarded Bell Textron a contract worth $815 million involving repair, upgrade and replacement of components under its H-1 Upgrade Program. “Bell Textron is awarded $815 million for an indefinite-delivery, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, upgrade or replacement of 35 items used on the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter, along with inventory management, warehousing and establishing supply response time metrics,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
Czech Republic and the United States have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance finalizing the sale of four AH-1Z and eight UH-1Y helicopters to the former. "The US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, and Czech Republic Minister of Defence, Lubomir Metnar, signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance finalizing the foreign military sale by Bell Textron of H-1 helicopters to the Czech Air Force," Bell Flight said in a statement Friday
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has announced that the first flight ground test of the LCH's (Light Civil Helicopter's) second prototype has been completed. The LCH showed off its first flight performances for about 20 minutes after take-off, vindicating its flight safety, KAI said in a statement on December 5
The Californian state has received delivery of three new S-70i FIREHAWK helicopters from Sikorsky and United Rotorcraft . "Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, announced today deliveries of three new S-70i FIREHAWK helicopters to California fire agencies: one each to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department," Lockheed said in a statement Monday
Israel's Elbit Systems and MD Helicopters have signed a teaming contract to equip MD 530G Block II (BII) Scout Attack Helicopter with Integrated Weapons System (IWS). The pilot-centric Integrated Weapons System (IWS) is comprised of a Helmet Display and Tracking System (HDTS), Weapons Management System (WMS) and Mission Management System (MMS), MD Helicopters said in a statement Friday
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