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AUSA 2011: Boeing displays ideas for next-gen rotorcraft

AUSA 2011: Boeing displays ideas for next-gen rotorcraft

The US Army wants to buy a new family of high speed rotorcraft by 2030. Four companies have been awarded study contracts by the Army Aviation Technology Directorate (AATD) — AVX Corp, Bell Boeing, Boeing and Sikorsky.  (Full story)

Source: Flightglobal, 16-Oct-11

State of the art display unit for helicopters at AUSA

State of the art display unit for helicopters at AUSA

Raytheon is showcasing new situational awareness technology, which can be added to existing helicopters, allowing aging instruments to be upgraded quickly and economically. The company’s Center Pedestal Display for the helicopter enables effective use of battlefield information giving today’s warfighter the ability to control and display information from both on-board and off-board sensors. This information… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 12-Oct-11

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Raytheon’s Speed-of-Light Protection System can shield UAS

Raytheon’s Speed-of-Light Protection System can shield UAS

Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Common Infrared Counter Measures solution for U.S. Army helicopters is also ideal for protecting unmanned aircraft systems. At 15 pounds less than the Army’s requirement, Raytheon’s CIRCM system is lightweight enough for large UAS platforms. “These unmanned aircraft are widely deployed in today’s battlespace, and they are highly vulnerable to missile… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 12-Oct-11

Elbit awarded $23M US Army HUD maintenance contract

Elbit awarded $23M US Army HUD maintenance contract

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“ESLT”) announced today that its subsidiary in the U.S., Elbit Systems of America, LLC. (“Elbit Systems of America”), has been awarded a five-year, $23 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) National Maintenance Contract by the US Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), for depot level repair services on Elbit Systems of… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 12-Oct-11

EADS CEO welcomes call for flight demo for Armed Scout program

EADS CEO welcomes call for flight demo for Armed Scout program

EADS North America CEO Sean O’Keefe today applauded the Army’s call for a flight demonstration of potential offerings to replace the aging Kiowa Warrior armed helicopters: “Our Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) is just the kind of program envisioned by the Congress when it enacted the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009. The AAS-72X… Read more »

Source: EADS, 12-Oct-11

Kiowa proves manned-unmanned capability at US Army test demo

Kiowa proves manned-unmanned capability at US Army test demo

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) today announced that its OH 58 Kiowa Warrior has successfully demonstrated  several ground breaking capabilities that will enable interoperability among  multiple aviation platforms, such as manned and unmanned vehicles. The exercise was conducted at the Manned Unmanned System Integration Capability (MUSIC) demonstration, sponsored by the U.S. Army… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Oct-11

Bell appoints new VP for V-22 Osprey program

Bell appoints new VP for V-22 Osprey program

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announced today the appointment of Michael “Willy” D. Andersen as Vice President and Program Director for of the V-22 Osprey and deputy director of the Bell-Boeing Program office. In this dual role, Andersen will report directly to Mitch Snyder, executive vice president of military programs at Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Oct-11

Selex Galileo completes US flight trials of Vigilx System

Selex Galileo completes US flight trials of Vigilx System

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company, recently completed the first tranche of US flight trials of its VigilX Airborne Enhanced Situational Awareness System. The system, which enables pilots to see in zero light conditions, was flown in a series of sorties on a US DoD trials helicopter and demonstrated its potential to provide an innovative capability… Read more »

Source: Selex Galileo, 11-Oct-11

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EADS readies its Armed Aerial Scout 72X helicopter for fly-off

EADS readies its Armed Aerial Scout 72X helicopter for fly-off

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 — In anticipation of a competitive flight demonstration, EADS North America’s Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) is on display at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) convention this week in Washington, DC. The AAS-72X, an armed derivative of the Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter manufactured by the company’s American… Read more »

Source: EADS, 10-Oct-11

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LifePort awarded STC for Bell 407 armor flooring

LifePort awarded STC for Bell 407 armor flooring

AUSA, Wash., D.C., Maryland – LifePort, Inc. announced today it has been awarded a commercial Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Bell 407 helicopter with lightweight Ballistic Protection System (BPS). This is LifePort’s first STC approval for a BPS in a civil utility helicopter. LifePort is a Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company – the… Read more »

Source: LifePort, 10-Oct-11

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Elbit to showcase solutions for “America’s Army” at AUSA 2011

Elbit to showcase solutions for “America’s Army” at AUSA 2011

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. will present an array of cutting edge solutions, designed to enhance the capabilities of the United States Armed Forces at the upcoming Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA), (booth #1103) set to take place in the Walter… Read more »

Source: Elbit, 09-Oct-11

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Goodrich showcases helicopter technology at AUSA 2011

Goodrich showcases helicopter technology at AUSA 2011

Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) will display an array of advanced technology for the U.S. Army and National Guard at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) annual meeting, Oct. 10-12, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Goodrich (booth 1909) will showcase integrative capabilities in a system display bringing together several Goodrich technologies which benefit the helicopter operator. The system display… Read more »

Source: Goodrich, 08-Oct-11

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Boeing to focus on capabilities it provides US Army at AUSA 2011

Boeing to focus on capabilities it provides US Army at AUSA 2011

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will focus on the enduring capabilities it provides the U.S. Army during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 10-12 in Washington. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney will receive AUSA’s Dixon Award for outstanding contributions to national defense at a luncheon on… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 07-Oct-11

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3M launches new aviation window restoration system

3M launches new aviation window restoration system

3M announces a revolutionary new aviation window restoration system at this year’s AUSA conference in Washington D.C., October 10-12. The 3M Aviation Window Restoration System by Clearfix Aerospace is one of the most significant advancements in aircraft window repair technology, solving safety issues around window clarity while considerably reducing aircraft downtime and window replacement costs…. Read more »

Source: 3M, 07-Oct-11

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