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South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea is currently considering purchasing 12 more ship borne anti-submarine warfare helicopters. They are looking towards Lockheed’s MH-60R, AgustaWestland’s AW159 and NH Industries’ NH-90. They plan for the new helicopters to be bought and delivered by 2022. Their fleet currently consists of 40 helicopters, made up of 8 AW159 helicopters, 8 Sikorsky UH-60Ps, 11… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jan-17

Royal Canadian Navy conducts first ASW events with CH148 Cyclone

Royal Canadian Navy conducts first ASW events with CH148 Cyclone

A CH148 Cyclone helicopter from 12 Wing Shearwater, N.S., recently conducted its first anti-submarine warfare (ASW) events with Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Windsor off the coast of Nova Scotia. The exercise was linked to an ongoing Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) being conducted by the Helicopter Test and Evaluation Facility (HOTEF) at 12 Wing… Read more »

Source: Royal Canadian Navy, 07-Nov-16

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Plans to Upgrade Polish Navy Fleet

Plans to Upgrade Polish Navy Fleet

Polish Naval Aviation has encountered difficulties with procuring new Airbus H225M Caracal rotor-wing aircrafts for their fleet. The government has declined to purchase the heliers, reports Defense Aerospace. Currently the Navy has two Mi-14 rotor-wing ASW and SAR helicopters that they plan to phase out, due to their age, between 2017 and 2021. They originally… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

Norway takes delivery of their first sonar-equipped NH90

Norway takes delivery of their first sonar-equipped NH90

NHI is pleased to announce the delivery of the sixth NH90 helicopter to the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA).This event took place in Tessera (Italy), Finmeccanica Helicopter Division facility, in presence of Mr Vittorio Della Bella Managing Director of NHIndustries and Colonel Nils Frøisland from Norway. The Helicopter took off today from Tessera. The delivery… Read more »

Source: NHI, 08-Feb-16

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

Today, Airbus Helicopters delivered the first Swedish NH90 in full anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV (Försvarets Materielverk). The fully-qualified rotorcraft has an entirely customized mission system including underwater sonar, tactical radar and high cabin for improved interior space. “In terms of versatility and customisability, the Swedish NH90 ASW demonstrates the benefits of an… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 17-Dec-15

Blue Bear brings new advance to autonomous ASW

Blue Bear brings new advance to autonomous ASW

British company Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR) is promoting its autonomous sonobuoy deployment (ASD) capability that significantly enhances anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations. The system, which combines hardware and software, has been developed the globally recognised specialists in the design, development, evaluation and implementation of unmanned systems. BBSR supplies leading military and industry customers around the… Read more »

Source: Blue Bear Systems Research, 04-Nov-15

Airbus Helicopters to show wide range at Paris Air Show

Airbus Helicopters to show wide range at Paris Air Show

Airbus Helicopters will be presenting four aircraft on the static display. The full scale representative model of the all-new highly innovative H160 will be presented for the first time in Europe. The H160 brings form and function together in a highly stylized rotorcraft, which integrates as many as 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies including the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Jun-15

RSG and Dirgantara Indonesia team to propose ASW platform Indonesian Armed Forces

RSG and Dirgantara Indonesia team to propose ASW platform Indonesian Armed Forces

Rotorcraft Services Group, Inc. (RSG), an industry leader in aircraft technical services, announced its teaming agreement with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for the development and integration of an advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare suite for the Airbus AS565 MBe Panther helicopter. The integrated mission equipment suite will include L-3 Ocean Systems DS-100 Helicopter Long-Range Active Sonar (HELRAS)… Read more »

Source: RSG, 15-Apr-15

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Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky’s S-70B SeaHawk

Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky’s S-70B  SeaHawk

India’s Navy has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW), among other maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SEAHAWK® helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Dec-14

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Indonesian Navy orders 11 Airbus AS565MBe Panther

Indonesian Navy orders 11 Airbus AS565MBe Panther

The mission capabilities and cost effectiveness of Airbus Helicopters’AS565 MBe Panther has been further validated by Indonesia’s order for 11 rotorcraft to be used in naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. Scheduled for deliveries within three years, the AS565 MBe helicopters will be supplied by Airbus Helicopters to PT Dirgantara Indonesia. Through the strategic industrial agreement… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Nov-14

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Malaysian ASW helicopter request pushed back to next five year plan

Malaysian ASW helicopter request pushed back to next five year plan

Royal Malaysian Navy chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said the planned acquisition was on the list for the 10th Malaysian Plan (2011 to 2015) but due to lack of funds, the project had been delayed.  See full story

12-Nov-13

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Bangladesh Navy set to buy Z-9C ASW helicopters

The Bangladesh Navy is procuring two Z-9C is the naval helicopter developed by the Harbin Aircraft Manufacture Co. (HAMC) for shipborne anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and search and rescue (SAR) missions – see full story

Source: Military Forces Asia, 05-Jul-13

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Thales helps Romanian Navy expand Puma ASW capability

Thales helps Romanian Navy expand Puma ASW capability

Romanian helicopter manufacturer IAR Brasov has chosen Thales to supply TMS 2000 sonobuoy processors to equip IAR-330 Puma helicopters operated by the Romanian Navy. The processors will give the Romanian Navy a decisive anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability to detect submarines in the Black Sea, in particular as part of NATO missions. TMS 2000 processors offer… Read more »

Source: Thales, 17-Jun-13

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Norway takes delivery of its first NH90

Norway takes delivery of its first NH90

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of the first NH90 NFH helicopter to the Norwegian Armed Forces. The delivery ceremony took place 30th November at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate facility in the presence of Brigadier General/Commander Frode R FlÇ¿lo, NDLO Air Systems Division. The NH90 delivered is the first of 14 NH90s intended to… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Dec-11

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French Navy’s 34F Squadron celebrates 100,000 flight hours on Alouette III and Lynx

French Navy’s 34F Squadron celebrates 100,000 flight hours on Alouette III and Lynx

On June 16, 2011, the French Navy’s 34F squadron celebrated its 100,000 flight hours on Alouette III and Lynx at Lanvéoc-Poulmic base. Present were pilots, crew members, technicians, past and present – to celebrate this important event with nearly 13,000 flight hours performed on Alouette III and 87,000 on Lynx . Vice Admiral Olivier de… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jun-11

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