Netherlands Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert announced in the parliament last week that Netherlands will be selling three used Bell AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to Peru. The contract, which is expected to be signed at the end of January, includes spare parts, testing equipment and special tools
The Royal Thai Army is eyeing to acquire additional UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter as part of its modernization plans in 2016, Bangkok Post quoted Thai Army Chief Udomdej Sitabutr as saying on January 10. The announcement did not specify as to how many of the aircraft the army was considering to buy
Russian Helicopters has been asked by the Indian MoD to respond to a request for information (RFI) to procure light utility helicopters for the Indian Army and Navy along with Airbus and Bell. This is contrary to what is being reported primarily in the Russian media that the Russian side is close to a go ahead to set up a manufacturing base in India along with state owned HAL to sell in the Indian and export markets
Russia is developing its own missile defense systems similar to Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) of the United States. "A system is under development in Russia analogous to THAAD, allowing us to intercept medium-range ballistic missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles on a limited scale
Bell Helicopter successfully demonstrates forward-firing weapons capability by a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor during an exercise at the US Army Proving Ground held in November. “Weve shown the V-22 can be armed with a variety of forward-facing munitions and can hit its targets with a high degree of reliability,” said Vince Tobin, Bell vice president and program manager
Bell Helicopter announced today that it signed a letter of intent with Reignwood for 50 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft during the Zhuhai Airshow 2014. “The Bell 505 was designed based on extensive input provided by a Customer Advisory Council placing safety, performance and affordability the forefront of its design
Bell Helicopter announced today it will showcase the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and the Bell 525 Relentless for the first time in China at Airshow China in Zhuhai from November 11 – 14. In addition, the Bell 407GX will be available for demonstration flights
Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon has announced the scrapping of a multi-billion-dollar arms deal which includes the procurement of six V-22 Osprey aircraft from the US, local media reported Thursday. The decision to scrap the deal signed last year was taken after Yaalon was reportedly shunned by Washington officials during his visit to the US
Defense procurement is set to balloon in the Philippines with contracts worth approximately $2 billion awarded and in the pipeline in the first half of 2014. Against the backdrop of the Manilas first-ever defense exhibition, the ASIAN DEFENCE, SECURITY & CRISIS MANAGEMENT EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE (ADAS), July 16-18 2014, Defenseworld
Bell-Boeing has won a $76 million modification contract for the manufacture and delivery of one CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft for the US Air Force. Work is expected to be completed in December 2016
Hawker Pacific and Bell Helicopter signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intent to enter into future purchase agreements for various Bell helicopter models based on anticipated market growth. The multi-aircraft, multi-year agreement was signed by Hawker Pacific CEO, Alan Smith and Bell Helicopter President and CEO, John Garrison at Bell Helicopters Chalet at the 2014 Singapore Airshow
The Spanish Navy's first upgraded Agusta Bell 212 medium helicopter has successfully completed its test flight at INAER Maintenance's prototype integration centre in southern Spain. A total of seven Spanish Navy's Third Aircraft Squadron AB212 helicopters are being upgraded by the JV as part of a contract awarded under the AB212 helicopter life extension programme of the Spanish Navy (PEVH-AB212) in 2011
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