Iran has unveiled its latest combat helicopter Toufan 2 during a ceremony attended by the country’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi. (see full story)
Source: US DoD, 15-Aug-12
PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,079,221 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms: AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (48 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22 percent); [...]
Source: Sacramento Bee, 27-Jun-11
Michael Edward Todd, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last month to conspiring to illegally export the parts. He is scheduled for sentencing in August. Hamid “Hank” Seifi, pleaded guilty to that charge and to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Seifi was sentenced to 56 months in prison, followed by three years [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 27-May-11
Spains’s National Police have aborted the sale of a number of helicopters and fighter parts to Iran and Venezuela. A total of eight arrests have been made in relation to this deal, five Spanish businessmen and three Iranian nationals who had traveled to Spain to formalise the deal. Export of this type of equipment to [...]
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 18-May-11
The indictment alleges that Willy De Greef, 70, and Frederic Roland Nicolas Depelchin, 39, sent the parts to unidentified customers through their companies, Meca Airways Ltd. and Meca Overseas Airways Ltd, which were also named as defendants.
Source: AVN, 29-Oct-10
Bolivian Government has confirmed that they are evaluating a proposal from Iran to supply helicopters. No reference is made to whether they, or any other manufacturer, was asked to submit tenders.
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: Trend, 13-Apr-10
Iran will hold a parade on National Armed Forces Day April 18 with the participation of Iranian Air Force bombers and a new unmanned helicopter
Source: http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/iran-counterfeiting-bells-helicopters/, 25-Feb-10
Iran appears determined to not only maintain its enormous fleet of hundreds of Bell helicopters in the wake of the ongoing U.S. arms embargo against it, but also to make indigenous and unauthorized copies of them.
Source: Bernama, 07-Feb-10
Iran has announced plans to set up a helicopter center in Zimbabwe, in a move that will further cement military cooperation between the two countries
Source: Aviaport, 01-Feb-10
First Iranian unmanned helicopter designed in the design office of the Tehran Technical University of Amir Kabir
Source: Dallas Morning News, 14-Dec-09
Federal agents are investigating whether a helicopter they have held for 14 months at an airport in Texas was earmarked for shipment to Iran.
Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Dec-09
Russian Helicopters and Iran-based Fanavaran ASEMAN GITI Co. Ltd. have signed an agreement to promote Russian rotorcraft in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Source: PressTV, 08-Sep-09
Iran and Ukraine have reportedly reached an agreement to manufacture the AK1-3 ultra-light multi-purpose helicopter in Iran, according to an Iranian official.
Source: FARS, 26-Aug-09
Iran has signed an agreement with a Ukrainian company to transfer technology for helicopter manufacturing to the Islamic Republic, an Iranian Air Industries official announced on Monday.
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