Source: Hurriyet, 01-Jun-12
The contest to supply 50 attack helicopters has been reduced to three bidders – Boeing’s Apache, Bell’s Cobra and the T129 Mangusta being bid jointly by AgustaWestland and partner TAI (see full story)
Source: RIA Novosti, 14-May-10
“We are working on the concept of the fifth-generation combat helicopter,” the paper quoted the company’s CEO, Andrei Shibitov, as saying at a news conference in Moscow, confirming that the company was going to spend some $1 billion on the project, with more investment expected to be allocated from the state budget.
Source: El Universal, 04-May-10
Iranian defense minister, Ahmad Vahidi, said his country had made new combat helicopters, equipped with antitank missiles and with “full national technology.”
Source: Brazillian Air Force, 23-Apr-10
“Brazil is changing its level in relation to the Defence. We are no longer mere buyers. We now receive and internalize technology. These helicopters strengthen aviation rotorcraft. With these words, the Defence Minister, Nelson Jobim, named the newly acquired helicopter MI-35 Brazilian Air Force, which in this Saturday (17) came to be called A-H2 Sabre. [...]
Source: Strategy Page, 08-Jan-10
Pakistan wants more helicopter gunships, in particular it wants 20 AH-1W models, to supplement, and replace the 32 AH-1S and AH-1F gunships. The 6.6 ton W model was configured for naval use, and has two engines and protection against sea water corrosion.
Source: Korea Times, 22-Dec-09
AgustaWestland is bidding for a contract to provide Korea with its T-129 attack helicopters. The T-129, being developed for the Turkish Army, is an upgraded variant of the Agusta A129 Mangusta
Source: Tripoli Post, 27-Oct-09
Libya plans to purchase over 20 warplanes from Russia. Moscow and Tripoli are currently in talks about the package of contracts, Interfax reports.
Source: Flightglobal, 01-Oct-09
South Korea’s defence ministry has reduced the funding for the development of indigenous fighters and attack helicopters as part of a major cost-cutting plan.
Source: Busienss Standard, 31-Jul-09