The Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense (MoD) Thursday announced the formation of a technical committee to investigate defects in Airbus Caracal helicopters, besides suspending further deliveries of these aircraft pending the outcome of the investigation. The announcement came in response to some members of the National Assembly questioning the technical malfunction of two H225M Caracal helicopters received from the manufacturer
The French Navy is to operate four H160 helicopters for search and rescue missions. "The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines," Airbus said in a statement Monday
Airbus and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) have signed a tri-lateral Global Support Contract aimed at boosting the availability rate of the Tigers in service in the French, German, and Spanish Armies. With this long-term support agreement, Tiger readiness and supportability will be secured for the next decade and beyond, Airbus said in a statement Tuesday
Airbus Helicopters announced the delivery of first of the 18 ordered NH-90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter to the Germany navy, on Thursday. The rotorcraft was delivered to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)
India is negotiating with Russia over the purchase of additional 21 MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi Su-30 jets, Indian media have reported. “A proposal in this regard by the Indian Air force (IAF) is likely to be taken up before a high-level meeting of the Defence Ministry in the next few weeks,” government sources said
The company has offered an approach to take the Tiger platform beyond 2040 resulting in saving of AUD 3 billion ($2 billion). This is in response to the Commonwealth of Australias (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability The RFI seeks solutions for the armys future armed reconnaissance helicopter needs
The Australian government has issued a Request For Information (RFI) for 29 new gunships, seeking to replace the armys fleet of Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters. Under the Land 4503 program, the Australian Department of Defences Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) is seeking information to acquire 29 gunships
The Airbus Joint Light Helicopter H160M will be christened as “Guépard” (“Cheetah”) by the French Armed Forces for whom its builder, Airbus Helicopters has brought forward the program to 2021. During a visit to the Airbus Helicopters headquarters today, French Defence Minister Florence Parly revealed the full-scale mock up of the H160M that will be presented on the Ministry of the Armed Forces stand at the next Paris Air Show
Airbus has delivered H215 heavy twin-engine utility helicopter to Chinas State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC). The H215 will join the companys existing fleet of 15 Airbus helicopters, comprised of H125s, an H120 and an H225
Airbus Helicopters has been awarded an extension of the Australian Armys Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract by the Australian Department of Defence. The five-year contract includes maintenance, operational maintenance of training aircraft, training, design services, software development and testing, and other support areas, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshores Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel ‘M/V Pacific Centurion, 1
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, has released new H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (BK117 D-3), which was jointly developed with Airbus Helicopters. The Central Helicopter Service which operates 10 BK117 helicopters for EMS, disaster prevention operations and VIP transportations in Japan, will be the first customer to useH145//BK117 D-3 in Asia, the company said in a statement Wednesday
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