Vietnams first Defence and Security exhibition, currently underway in Hanoi has seen interest from Russian, European and United States exhibitors expecting to sell fighter jets and weapons to the Asian country. Russia, which has had a near-monopoly in selling arms to Hanoi, thanks to the US arms embargo which was lifted only in 2016, is expecting to sell it more units of its Su-30 fighter jet
Bell Textron Inc, on Wednesday,
Bell Helicopter has won a $9.2 million modification contract in support of the H-1 Upgrade helicopter
General Dynamics has won a $7.5 million modification contract to supply 37 gun turrets for AH-1Z helicopters belonging to the US Navy and Government of Bahrain
The United States is looking to purchase Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) to replace 350 or half of Boeing AH-64 Apache gunships. The new copters were to replace only the now-retired fleet of 300 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior copters previously
India has invited expressions of interest for 111 helicopters to be made in the country in collaboration with foreign partners, the defence ministry said, in a deal estimated at nearly Rs 21,738 crore ($3 billion). Lockheed Martin, Airbus Helicopters and Bell Helicopters are among those expected to participate in the bidding, the ministry statement said
Bell helicopters has won a $240 million modification contract from the US Navy to supply 12 AH-1Z Vipers to Bahrain under a Foreign Military Sales program. Bahrain had signed an agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc in November last year to procure 12 Bell AH-1Z twin-engine attack helicopters after the US senate voted down a draft resolution to block US Arms sales to Bahrain
V-280 Valor vertical lift aircraft has reached a true airspeed of 280 knots. The aircraft hit the airspeed in one year of flight testing, Keith Flail, vice president of Advanced Vertical Lift Systems at Bell, said in a statement Friday
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. has won $439
Bell-Boeing has won a $23 million United States (US) Navy contract to support ongoing flight test and evaluation of the V-22 Osprey test military aircraft. Work will be performed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland (90 percent); and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018
Bahrain has signed an agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc to procure 12 Bell AH-1Z twin-engine attack helicopters after the United States senate voted down a draft resolution to block US Arms sales to Bahrain. It would cost an approximate $912 million for Bahrain to buy 12 helicopters
Days after Germany announced a freeze on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and urged other European Union members to do the same in view of the Khashoggi murder; Spain, Sweden, UK and France refused to block arms delivery to Riyadh. The Spanish Parliament voted against a proposal blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia Tuesday, according to El Nacional newspaper
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