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Russian Army Forms Special Forces Squadron

Russian Army Forms Special Forces Squadron

The Russian Army will soon activate Mi-8AMTSh-V Special helicopter squadrons in each district so that they can send in and receive their commandos. The new units will be trained to fly in all types of weather and how to fly in terrain-following mode so that they can approach and attack the enemy unseen. Other training… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-17

AgustaWestland showcases range at Special Operations Forces Industry Conference

AgustaWestland showcases range at Special Operations Forces Industry Conference

AgustaWestland North America, a Finmeccanica company, will showcase its wide range of rotorcraft solutions for US Special Operations on the joint AgustaWestland/DRS Technologies booth (#1204) at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, taking place from May 20 through 22 in Tampa, Florida. Highlighted to the Special Operations community will be the W-3 Sokol, AW119Kx, and AW169, 139,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-May-14

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US Special Ops Black Hawk has fatal training accident

US Special Ops Black Hawk has fatal training accident

Word is just reaching the HeliHub.com office of a night training flight accident just before midnight on Wednesday involving a Black Hawk.  One of the three crew was killed and the other two seriously injured.  Helicopter was with the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment out of Fort Campbell. More info will be posted here as… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-14

Boeing awarded $49M for MH-6 Mission Enhanced Little Bird program

Boeing awarded $49M for MH-6 Mission Enhanced Little Bird program

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, is being awarded a maximum $49,580,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering, analysis, test and technical support services and procurement in support of developmental, production, and sustainment of the Mission Enhanced Little Bird aircraft. Fiscal 2013 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,382,500 are being obligated at… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-13

Germany signs for 15 EC645T2 LUH for Special Forces Command

Germany signs for 15 EC645T2 LUH for Special Forces Command

Eurocopter and the German Federal Ministry of Defense today signed a contract for 15 EC645 T2 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to be used by Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), Germany’s Special Forces Command. With this order, the Bundeswehr has now joined the customer list for the most powerful model in Eurocopter’s proven EC145 family. The contract, worth… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Jul-13

Rockwell Collins awarded $17M for MH-6, MH-47, and MH-60 special ops avionics

Rockwell Collins awarded $17M for MH-6, MH-47, and MH-60 special ops avionics

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $17,200,000 firm-fixed-price contract for life cycle contractor support on the Common Avionics Architecture System and Cockpit Management System currently installed on the A/MH-6, MH-47, and MH-60 aircraft assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command.  The work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Feb-12

UK special forces add fifth N3 Dauphin

UK special forces add fifth N3 Dauphin

The UK’s Special Air Service (SAS), the elite unit of the Army Air Corps, has taken delivery of a fifth Eurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin.  Industry sources tell HeliHub.com that the upcoming Olympics in London has inter alia placed additional responsibilities on the SAS, hence the need for the extra aircraft.  It is expected to take up… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-12

FLIR Systems awarded $24M sensor contract for special ops MH-6Ms

FLIR Systems awarded $24M sensor contract for special ops MH-6Ms

FLIR Systems, Inc., North Billerica, Mass., is being awarded a $24,625,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for new production or retrofit of AN/ZSQ-3 (V1 Assault) and AN/ZSQ-3 (V2 Attack), Electro-Optic Sensor Systems with laser rangefinder/designator units for the MH-6M assigned to the Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell, Ky., in support of the Technology Applications Contracting Office…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-11

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SOFEX 2010: Eurocopter shows off rotor power

SOFEX 2010: Eurocopter shows off rotor power

The mission capabilities of Eurocopter helicopters produced for Middle East military services and law enforcement agencies are being highlighted at this week’s 2010 Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) in Jordan. Eurocopter’s participation at SOFEX 2010 includes the exhibit of AS350 B3 and EC635 rotary-wing aircraft from the Royal Jordanian Air Force, along with… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-May-10

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