Another XXV edition of the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce will be remembered as the success story of the Air Force Technical Institute. The Institute was honored with the prestigious Defender Award, which the jury awarded for the Jet-2 Jet Flight System, exhibited during the fair with the Ground Control Station and launcher. The… Read more »
UKROBORONPROM SE Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” – together with scientific institutions of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine – diversifies components of Russian production, modernizing Mi helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For the purpose of import substitution program implementation – particulary in providing units for Mi-24 EMS, specialists of the enterprise developed… Read more »
The Senegal Air Force has recently received the newly modernised Mil Mi-24V attack helicopter. The second-hand helicopter was refurbished by Poland’s WZL-1 based in Lodz, reports Flight Global. The Mi-24V will join Senegal’s two Mi-35s.
Parent company Rostec has reported that Russian Helicopters won a contract for the repair of four Mi-24P helicopters for the Myanmar Air Force. Work on the first one is being completed by 419 Aircraft Repair Plant in St. Petersburg. The remaining three will be worked on in-country under a new partnership agreement between the manufacturer… Read more »
Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the… Read more »
The decks have been cleared for India to deliver four MI 25 attack helicopters to Afghanistan this month, signaling a decisive shift in New Delhi’s approach on supplying lethal offensive systems to Kabul. See Full Story
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase the latest equipment for aircraft maintenance bases and service centres at the 2nd National Airport Infrastructure Show and Civil Aviation, to be held in Moscow at Crocus Expo from 10 to 12 February. Russian Helicopters currently offers its clients a modern after-sale support service, built on… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, today marks the 45th anniversary of the maiden flight of the legendary Mi-24 combat helicopter. A prototype of the helicopter flown by test pilot German Alferov took to the skies on this day in 1969. The Mi-24 was conceived and built in record time,… Read more »
Paramount, in announcing the move to restart production on 4 September, noted that the design of helicopter rotor blades is an essential element in helicopter manufacturing to ensure reliability and long service life. Composite rotor blades outlast the life of the helicopter, whereas metal blades have to be replaced several times during the helicopter’s life… Read more »
Sergei Goreslavsky, a deputy director general of Rostec, said at the ADEX-2014 is reported to have said Nigeria have ordered “a significant number of Mi-171Sh helicopters and several Mi-35M helicopters” See full story
A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission crashed, reportedly due to a technical fault – although some reports suggest the involvement of insurgents in Borno State. Initial reports stated one dead, one survived, one missing presumed dead – but the latter trekked through the bush and back to base
Shot down by insurgents. All 5 POB killed. The link given is reported to be the subject helicopter, but we have not been able to corroborate that. Similarly one source quotes registration YI-352 but no supporting evidence
The personnel of the 56th DHU have celebrated its 10 Anniversary of peacekeeping activities in this country. At the official ceremony Col. Olexander Venher, Commander of Helicopter Unit, greeted the servicemen and awarded them the certificates. “In January 2004, the commander of the first rotation of the Ukrainian Contingent Col. Igor Shendrihin, completed the first flight in Robertsfield and the whole Mi-8crew accomplished its first flight task… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, will bring its line-up of military helicopters to Russia Arms Expo 2013, the ninth international exhibition of arms, military equipment and munitions, which takes place on 25-28 September 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The Company’s display can be found in pavilion 2 at stand 2.6…. Read more »
This year marks the 40th anniversary of production of the Mi-24, the first purpose-built Russian combat helicopter, at Rostov Helicopter Plant, today called Rostvertol, a Russian Helicopters company. The design of the Mi-24, a strike and transport helicopter was, was so successful that versions are still in use today: some 1,500 Mi-24s serve with the… Read more »
Local press report an Antonov An-124 transport aircraft from airline Volga Dnepr recently delivered four Mi-24 Hind helicopter back to the south American country. The group had been in Russia for nine months for refurbishment and upgrades. The four carry military serials 648, 650, 697 and 698. This delivery concludes the upgrade contract, which included… Read more »
[electronic translation]Â September 29 in Arsenyev host events dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the founding of the city. History Arsenyev traced to 1902, when the village was founded Semenovka, bringing together several nearby villages. In 1938, the village was the workers’ village, and in 1952 became a town and a new name – Arsenyev,… Read more »
Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.Â This helicopter completely burnt out (photo), except the last part of the tail which revealed its serial AF-808.Â … Read more »
Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.Â This helicopter ended up almost completely inverted on its rotorhead in an area of long grass – photo… Read more »
Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.Â This helicopter ended up in a 45 degree left bank situation in a wooded area (photo).Â 7 on… Read more »
From contracts signed in 2010, Azerbaijan will this year receive a total of 64 helicopters, consisting of 40 Mi-17V1 and 24 Mi-35M models, being built by the Kazan and Rostvertol plants.Â This all adds up to the largest aviation contract signed between the two countries. Nikolai Vanesev â€“ HeliHub.com Moscow correspondent
The Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama is expected to take delivery of a Mil Mi-24 Hind gunship helicopter this week.Â It is one of two ex-Soviet exhibits due this spring, the other being an Antonov AN-2 Colt fixed wing. See also http://southernmuseumofflight.org/ William P Johnson â€“ HeliHub.com US correspondent
The HELI-EXPO 2012 exhibit floor will feature the inaugural HFI Heritage of Helicopters Display at static display #30 in Hall A of the Dallas Convention Center. The Helicopter Foundation International has secured the loan of these historic aircraft from several Texas museums, including theÂ Cold War MuseumÂ in Lexington, theÂ Cavanaugh Flight MuseumÂ in Addison, and theÂ Collings FoundationÂ in Houston…. Read more »
The upgraded version of the Mi-24 helicopter will be adopted by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in March 2012, Andriy Artiushenko, the director of development and procurement of weapons and military equipment of the Ministry of Defense, briefed the press Tuesday. “The modernized Mi-24 undergoes tests at one of the Ministry of Defense’s training grounds. In… Read more »
Russia’s Air Force have reportedly grounded their Mi-24 fleet following a fatal crash on Friday.Â The attack helicopter went down in the Far East region of Primorye earlier on Friday that killed one and injuring two others on board in the ensuing fire. As with all helicopter accidents and incidents, it is listed in our… Read more »
Following a last minute rally led by the Czech Air Force, a Mini-HeliDays event will take place at Weston-super-Mare this year after all, using the Heliport at The Helicopter Museum instead of the traditional sea front venue. Taking place on the weekend of 23rd-24th July, the helicopter line up is expected to include at least… Read more »
The Telegraph India has reported that India is preparing to withdraw the last four Mi-35 attack helicopters next month, citing strong domestic need for the aircraft. The contract with Monusco (the UNâ€™s mission in Democratic Republic of Congo) expires in less than two weeks on 4th July.Â However, the Congo is heading towards a residential… Read more »
Terma is contracted by the Polish Defense for the supply of aircraft survivability equipment for 22 helicopters. As main supplier, Terma is to deliver electronics, aerostructures, test, and training of 250 Polish Defense employees in the application and maintenance of the equipment. The entire program comprises delivery of pods containing sensors and flares for exterior… Read more »
The Bulgarian Air Force, already well known to be short of cash, is to sell 12 helicopters – six Mi-17s and six Mi-24 gunships.Â The funds raised will then be used to refurbish and upgrade a further six of each type. In the last couple of years, Bulgaria has taken delivery of twelve AS532 Cougar… Read more »
NATO says a coalition helicopter has landed on its side after experiencing mechanical trouble during takeoff from a military base in eastern Afghanistan.Â No injuries.Â Report from Poland quotes that “the helicopter was spinning on its axis” and fell to the ground, sustaining heavy damage.
Russia has offered a collection of weapons, for free, to Lebanon. This will include six Mi-24 helicopter gunships, 31 T-72 tanks, 36 130-millimeter artillery and 500,000 rounds of ammunition for artillery Lebanon already has.
This week, Terma signed a contract with the Polish Defense for the supply of self-protection equipment for 22 Polish helicopters. In many ways, the contract with a total value of a three-digit million figure is a milestone. To date, this is the largest contract on self-protection equipment which Terma has entered into. Further, it is… Read more »
Afghanistanâ€™s National Army Air Corps is preparing to transition its Mi-35 Hind helicopters into an operational attack role for the first time with planning underway to allow their use in overwatch and convoy support missions.