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Jolly Green II Rescue Helicopter Begins Operational Testing

In an announcement on Wednesday, the U.S Air Force said that the final Jolly Green II combat rescue helicopter is finishing up its development faze and will begin operational testing in Nevada. The HH-60W will go through an evaluation... More of this article »
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Ukraine Destroys Russian Helicopters at Kherson Airfield

The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed Russian helicopters parked at an airfield in Kherson region, which recently fell under its control. More than ten helicopters can be seen in one of the images shared by Ukraine’s military,... More of this article »
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Four Ukrainian Su-27 Jets Shot Down, 4 Russian Helicopters Downed

Fur Su-27 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force (UAF) were shot down today in a dogfight with Russian jets near Zhytomyr while one Su-25 was shot down by air defense systems in the Nizhyn area. The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD)... More of this article »
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Four Ukrainian Su-27 Jets Shot Down, 4 Russian Helicopters Downed

Four Su-27 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force (UAF) were shot down today in a dogfight with Russian jets near Zhytomyr while one Su-25 was shot down by air defense systems in the Nizhyn area. The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD)... More of this article »

Ukrainian-Origin ATAK-II Helicopter Engines to be Produced in Turkey

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) announced that the engine of the ATAK II T929 attack helicopter, developed in Ukraine, will be produced in Turkey. TUSAŞ Helicopter Deputy General Manager Mehmet Demiroğlu was quoted as saying by... More of this article »

Turkey to Develop Naval Version of Attack Helicopter ATAK-II

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) revealed it has plans to develop a naval version of the ATAK-II heavy-class helicopter. “Will there be a naval version of Atak and Gökbey for ANADOLU LHD? Do you have a calendar in this direction?... More of this article »
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Pakistan Navy Inducts WS-61 Sea King Helicopters Received from Qatar

Pakistan Navy has inducted the 10 WS-61 Sea King helicopters gifted by Qatar into the Pakistan Naval Air Arm’s No. 111 Squadron. The Navy also commissioned PNS Tughril, the first of four Type 054-A/P frigates ordered by the country.... More of this article »

Chinese-Russian Heavy Lift Helicopter Looks to Sikorsky CH-53E for Inspiration

The Chinese -Russian 38-ton Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL) helicopter project could draw inspiration from the American CH-53E Super Stallion. The proposed helicopter designated as AC332 AHL will likely feature a main rotor and a tail rotor... More of this article »
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Latest AH-64E Apache Helicopters – Version 6 – Arrive at U.S. Base in South Korea

United States Force in South Korea, is being outfitted with newest AH-64 Version 6 (V6) helicopter. “The upgraded aircraft integrates modern technology for both the aviator and maintainers in our battalion,” Capt. Timothy Luchs,... More of this article »
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First Two Turkish T129B Attack Helicopters Not Yet Arrived in the Philippines: Update

The Philippines Department of National Defense has denied receiving the first two TAI T129 ATAK Helicopters. “Contrary to information circulating online, as of 9 January 2021 the first two units of TAI T129 ATAK Helicopters... More of this article »

Israeli Pilots Killed in Eurocopter AS565 Panther Helicopter Crash, Helos Grounded

Two Israeli Defense Force (IDF) pilots were killed when the Eurocopter AS565 Panther (Atalef) helicopter they were flying crashed Monday night. The accident took place while the pilots were training off the coast of the northern city... More of this article »
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Turkey to Test Ukrainian-Made ATAK-II Engine in 2022

Turkey will start testing the engine it is buying from Ukraine to power its T929 ATAK-II twin-engine heavy attack helicopter this year. In a New Year’s greeting for employees working at Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), General... More of this article »

Ukraine to Establish Mi-17 Helicopter Repair Centre in Turkey

Ukraine’s Ukrspetsexport, a subsidiary of state-owned Ukroboronprom, will soon set up a facility to repair Mi-17 helicopters in Turkey. An agreement pertaining to setting up the unit was inked with Turkey’s THK Teknik A.Ş during... More of this article »
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Special Forces Mi-8 Helicopter- AMTSh-VN Makes First Flight

The Mi-8 AMTSh-VN, which the Russian MoD calls as the World’s ‘most armed and most protected military transport helicopter,’ made its first flight today. The MoD’s TV channel, tvzvezda.ru showed exclusive footage of the first... More of this article »

China Planning High Speed Helicopter to Compete Against Boeing-Sikorsky’s Defiant-X

China has announced its intentions to develop a high speed helicopter similar to Boeing-Sikorksy’s Defiant-X project that has co-axial rotors, stealth features and a maximum speed to 400 km per hour- about a third more than the... More of this article »

China’s First Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship Stages Helicopter Drill

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s first Type 075 Yushen-class amphibious assault ship Hainan recently conducted helicopter takeoff and landing training. The ship has a two-digit number 31 on its hull, indicating... More of this article »
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hilippines buys six Turkish T-129 Helicopters for $270 million, Deliveries Start in September

he first two units of Turkish-made T-129 Attack Helicopters is expected to be delivered to the Philippine Air Force in September this year. A total of six T-129 Helicopters will be acquired with a total contract price of $270 million... More of this article »

Turkey Get U.S. License to Export T129 ATAK Helicopter to the Philippines

The U.S. has granted Turkey a licence to export engines mounted on its T129 Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter (ATAK) that it wants to export to the Philippines. “Washington had issued the required paperwork regarding... More of this article »
Image for Boeing Secures Saudi’s $437M Apache Helicopter Deal

Boeing Secures Saudi’s $437M Apache Helicopter Deal

The U.S. Army today awarded Boeing a contract worth approximately $437 million for full-rate production of AH-64E Apache helicopters for Saudi Arabia. “The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $436,691,186 modification to contract... More of this article »
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Russian Helicopters to Repair Brazilian Army’s Mi-35M Choppers

The Mil Mi-35M combat helicopters operated by the Brazilian Air Force will be repaired by Russian Helicopters Holding. The repair of the helicopters will be carried out within the framework of the offset obligations of the Russian... More of this article »

Ukrainian Engine for Turkey’s ATAK 2 Helicopter

Turkey is looking to source a heavy helicopter engine from Ukraine for its proposed ATAK 2 combat helicopter, considered a competitor to the Boeing Apache. Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil, General Manager of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)... More of this article »

HAL Signs Contract to Export ALH Helicopter to Mauritius

Indian state-run firm Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has signed contracts to export its Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv aircraft to Mauritius. “In-line with the government’s vision to boost defense exports, HAL signed a... More of this article »
Image for China’s CR500 ‘Golden Eagle’ Unmanned Helicopter Finds Export Customer

China’s CR500 ‘Golden Eagle’ Unmanned Helicopter Finds Export Customer

China’s China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO) was recently cleared to export its reconnaissance-attack helicopter drone system, the CR500 ‘Golden Eagle.’ The name of the international customer was not revealed... More of this article »
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Greece Expands MH-60R Helicopter Order to 7, Accelerates Delivery of First three

Greece has exercised an option to buy three more MH-60R anti-submarine warfare helicopters taking the total order to seven besides requesting the United States to accelerate delivery of the first three to 2021. The move is seen in... More of this article »

Serial Production Launched of Mi-28NM, Russia’s Deadliest Attack Helicopter

Russian Helicopters has launched serial production of Mi-28NM, the company’s CEO, Andrei Boginsky, said Tuesday. “Serial production has begun. Under the current defense order we will provide 98 helicopters by 2027. The... More of this article »

China’s AR-500C Unmanned Surveillance Helicopter Completes High Altitude Test in Tibet

China on Sunday successfully tested its AR-500C Unmanned Helicopter in Tibet completing its most important high altitude test amidst the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA)’s stand- off with Indian troops. Several images and a video of... More of this article »

Serial Production of Russian Mi-35P Helicopter Launched for Export Customer

Russian Helicopters holding company has launched serial production of the upgraded Mi-35P attack helicopter at the Rostvertol plant for its first export order. “Mi-35P combines the best qualities of the legendary Mi-24 family,... More of this article »

AESA Radar, Guided Missiles in Upgraded Russian KA-52M Helicopter

The first flight of the upgraded Ka-52 ‘Aligator’ helicopter, considered a competitor to the US-made Apache, took place at the Arsenyev Aviation Company (AAK-Progress), part of Russian Helicopters last weekend. The biggest improvement... More of this article »

New Bullet-proof Ceramic Windows to be tried on French Army’s NH 90 Helicopter

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... More of this article »
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Israel to Upgrade Greek AH-64 Apache Helicopters

Israel has reportedly agreed to upgrade Greek AH-64 Apache gunships besides ratifying a tripartite deal with Greece and Cyprus on the Eastern Mediterranean gas pipeline project. The Apache contract valued $34 million covers 19 helicopters.... More of this article »
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China’s Upgraded 052DL Warship has Anti-stealth Radar, Longer Helicopter Deck

China sailed a newer version of its 052D guided-missile destroyer equipped with new meter wave radar to detect stealth warplanes besides a longer helicopter deck to accommodate the ship-borne version of its Z-20 attack/utility helicopter. The... More of this article »
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Indonesia to Buy 8 MV-22 Osprey Tilt-rotor Aircraft for $2Bn

The United States has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Indonesia of eight MV-22 Block C Osprey aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered... More of this article »

Turkey First Indigenous Helicopter Engine to be Ready for Integration This Year

Turkey’s first indigenous helicopter engine, that will power the T-625 Gökbey utility helicopter and the ATAK combat chopper will be delivered to Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for integration this year. “Core of the... More of this article »

Russia Kamov Ka-52M Helicopter to Get New 100Km Range Cruise Missile

Russia’s upgraded Kamov Ka-52M gunship will soon be armed with a new cruise missile with a range of 100km. According to the government’s procurement website, state trials of the missile codenamed ‘item 305’ equipped on the... More of this article »
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Russia to Supply a Batch of KA-31 AEW Helicopters to India

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... More of this article »
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China’s Z-10 Attack Helicopter Upgraded with Powerful Engine

China’s military has revealed an upgraded Z-10 attack helicopter with a more powerful engine with reduced infrared signal. The latest Z-10 ‘s engine has its exhaust openings facing upward instead of outward like the early model,... More of this article »
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Turkey Unveils First Locally Assembled T-70 Black Hawk Helicopter

Turkish Aerospace unveiled the first locally assembled T-70 Black Hawk helicopter built under the $3.5 billion Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP), on November 25. Sikorsky teamed up with Turkish aerospace industry (TAI) to... More of this article »

Nigeria Agrees to buy a Dozen Mi-35 Helicopters from Russia

Nigeria entered into an agreement with Russia on the purchase of 12 Mi-35 helicopters, on Wednesday. “Russia and Nigeria have signed a deal for Moscow to supply twelve Mi-35s to Nigeria,” a senior official at Russia’s federal... More of this article »
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Lithuania to buy UH-60M Black Hawks for $335M

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense will buy six UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for an estimated cost of €300 million ($335 million), a part of which will reportedly be paid by the US. The new choppers will replace the country’s... More of this article »

China’s AV500 Unmanned Helicopter Completes First Night Mission

China’s AV500 unmanned helicopter developed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has completed its first night night operation on June 14, and is likely to be commissioned to service soon. The chopper drone, billed as... More of this article »

Russian-Chinese 40-Ton Helicopter to Fly by 2022

The 40-ton class Advanced Lift Helicopter jointly developed by Russia and China is expected to be delivered by 2032, Wu Ximing, Chinese political advisor and chief designer of helicopters for the Aviation Industry Corporation of China... More of this article »

Ukraine Inducts Refurbished Mi-8 Helicopters Back into Service

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,... More of this article »

Ukraine Modernizes Russian Origin Mi-24 Helicopters

Ukraine’s state-owned Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant Aviakon has completed modernization of Russian-origin Mi-24 attack helicopters with domestic equipment for the country’s Armed Forces, the press service of the state-owned Ukroboronprom... More of this article »
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Pakistan Selects Turkish T129 Attack Helicopter Over Chinese Z-10?

Pakistan may have selected the Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI) T129 ATAK helicopter over the Chinese Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) Z-10 and sales negotiations are expected to start soon. Both helicopters’ manufacturers... More of this article »
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Ecuador To Sell Three Remaining HAL Dhruv Helicopters

Ecuador will sell the three remaining three Dhruv utility helicopters it bought from India’s Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) it purchased between 2009 and 2012. Ecuador’s Defence Minister Ricardo Patino announced the decision on... More of this article »
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Egypt To Buy 50 Ka-52 Helicopter From Russia

Russia and Egypt have reportedly signed a deal for the 50 Ka-52 helicopters possibly meant to be stationed on the Mistral carrier. “An agreement on the supplies of fifty Ka-52 helicopters has been signed,” Tass quoted an... More of this article »
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Is The Mi-17 The Most Successful Helicopter Of All Time?

Russian Helicopters announced earlier this year that it had built the 3,500th export version of the Mi-17 at Kazan Helicopters, a number which makes it perhaps the most successful helicopter model of all time. First introduced in 1977,... More of this article »
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China Unveils Z-8L Heavy-lift Helicopter Comparable to Russian Mi-17

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has unveiled its first 15 ton-class transport helicopter, designated as the Z-8L. The new helicopter is capable of transporting an all-terrain assault vehicle and other heavy equipment.... More of this article »