L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC, Madison, Miss., is being awarded an $18,530,000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-05-D-0023) to exercise an option for logistics support for TH-57B/TH-57C aircraft. Â Work will be performed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. (99 percent), and NAS Patuxent River, Md. (1 percent). Â Work is… Read more »
Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corporation announced a follow-on contract with Lockheed Martin Systems Integration â€“ Owego to supply rugged VME Ethernet switch cards for the Navyâ€™s MH-60 R and MH-60S SEAHAWK helicopters. For more than six years, Parvus has supplied rugged VME Ethernet switches in support of the Navy helicopter program. The latest follow-on contract for… Read more »
Helicopter-to-ship boarding training was given to special operations forces (SOF) from seven countries aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) during exercise Jackal Stone (JS10) 2010, Sep. 19. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Det One, the “Ghost Riders”, is embarked aboard Mount Whitney supporting the JS10 mission by conducting flight operations at sea with members… Read more »
Goodrich Pump & Engine Control Systems, Inc., West Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $6,853,008 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 348 electronic digital engine control units for the H-60 helicopter. Â Work will be performed in West Hartford, Conn., and is expected to be completed in August 2013. Â Contract funds in the amount of $748,317… Read more »
Pave-Tech, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded $5,640,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0006 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-09-D-1605) for milling and paving portions of the airfield at Navy Outlying Field, Imperial Beach. Â The work to be performed provides for the design and repair of airfield taxiways for helicopters. Â The task order… Read more »
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $12,246,216 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical and logistics services and products in support of H-1 helicopters upgrade program.Â Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (96 percent), and Afghanistan (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2010.Â Contract funds… Read more »
Two U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters arrived in Pakistan today as part of the continued U.S. humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in support of flood relief from the monsoon floods. The two aircraft are part of the contingent of 19 helicopters urgently ordered to Pakistan on Wednesday by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.Â The… Read more »
Ewing Construction Co. Inc.*, Corpus Christi, Texas, is being awarded a $10,325,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of rotor blade processing facility at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas.Â The work performed provides for labor, materials and equipment for design and construction of an addition to existing Building 49.Â Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, and… Read more »
A Ukrainian navy KA-27 Helix helicopter from Saki Naval Air Base in Ukraine, conducts deck land qualifications with the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) during exercise Sea Breeze 2010. Sea Breeze is an annual multinational exercise designed to strengthen maritime partnerships in the Black Sea region in the spirit of partnership for peace. (U.S…. Read more »
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $13,803,372 firm-fixed-price modification to exercise an option to a previously awarded delivery order placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-07-G-0008 for the procurement of 107 swashplate actuators and 137 flaperon actuators for the MV-22 and CV-22 aircraft.Â Work will be performed in New York, N.Y., and… Read more »
Raytheon Technical Services Co., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $250,475,758 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the development, implementation and sustainment of 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 V-22 Block Fleet release avionics systems software products, including V-22 aircraft avionics acquisition support.Â In addition, this contract provides for the development, test and production of V-22 situational awareness/Blue… Read more »
A man who sold defective aircraft parts was sentenced Monday to two years in prison, federal authorities said.Â The bolts, which were later discovered to be defective, were to be used on U.S. Navy and Marine Sikorsky helicopters.
[Refers to April event, but web posted 4 June] Fleet Readiness Center East began its new role as one of the Navyâ€™s depot repair points for the MQ-8B Vertical Take-off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle when it inducted its first two Fire Scouts, April 19. The Fire Scout is an unmanned helicopter that is… Read more »
Cmdr. Michael Steffen relieved Cmdr. Donald Allerton as commanding officer of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 60 during a change of command ceremony on May 8. Guest speaker for the event was Cmdr. William Pevey.
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — Four members of the 33rd Rescue Squadron here were named the 2009 MacKay Trophy winners. Capt. Robert Rosebrough, 1st Lt. Lucas Will, Master Sgt. Dustin Thomas and Staff Sgt. Tim Philpott, the crew of an HH-60G Pavehawk combat search and rescue helicopter “Pedro 16”, have been recognized for their… Read more »
Rockwell Collins today celebrated the delivery of the 30,000 th ARC-210 radio to the U.S. military during a ceremony held at the companyâ€™s corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids. U.S. Navy Capt. Ralph Portnoy, program manager for the Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA-209) took part in the ceremony along with Rockwell Collins executives and employees…. Read more »
BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) has been declared by the U.S. Navy ready to enter production. The decision, known as “Milestone C,” signifies that the APKWS development program has met its objectives and the system is ready to be deployed. The system will now enter low-rate initial production, with the first systems… Read more »
During a routine test flight, a MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) supported its first drug interdiction with USS McInerney (FFG 8) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET) Apr. 3. McInerney launched one of its two embarked Fire Scout’s to test different functions and settings when… Read more »
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Capt. Thomas Huff, Commander, Naval Test Wing Atlantic (center left) and Lt. Col. Roger Cordell, Commander, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (center right), pose with the Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support programs (PMA-207) and USNTPS UH-72A team with the five new UH-72A Lakota helicopters in front of… Read more »
Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today that Helicopter Support Incorporated (HSI), a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, has been chosen to provide a Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program for U.S. Navy Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) at Patuxent River, Naval Air Station under its contract with EADS North America.Â Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky… Read more »
The Department of the Navy’s CH-53E heavy lift helicopter fleet will continue to receive new Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-designed, built and tested Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) self-protection systems following the Pentagon’s decision to authorize full rate production of the units. The decision, allows Naval Air Systems Command to continue procurement of Northrop Grumman’s battle-proven… Read more »
Following HeliHub.com running this story on 4th February, here is the full press release from Lockheed Martin: Lockheed Martin (NYSE:Â LMT) has formally delivered the 50th MH-60R helicopter, fully equipped for its mission to protect the U.S. Navy fleet from hostile submarines and surface ships. The newest member of the SEAHAWKÂ® family of maritime helicopters is… Read more »
InferX (Pink Sheets: NFRX) announced today that it demonstrated how its next-generation predictive analytics products and solutions, in conjunction with IBM Cognos business intelligence solutions, helps defense agencies significantly reduce repair and maintenance costs. The demonstration was made to a large audience at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) headquarters at Patuxent River. Â In a… Read more »
he budget requests money for a mix of 28 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and UH-1Y Venom utility helos for the Marine Corps; 30 MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft; 24 MH-60R Seahawks for the Navy; and 18 MH-60S Seahawks. The budget submission also calls for three Fire Scout unmanned helicopters
Kongsberg Maritime has successfully delivered the first Helicopter Operations Surveillance System (HOSS) for amphibious ships to the U.S. NAVY as part of an $11,000,000 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) fixed price, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract awarded in December 2008. The new contract is a follow-on to the original HOSS contracts awarded in 2007 which… Read more »
BAE Systems, in concert with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, scored four hits in four shots during the final phase of integrated testing of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), a technology that adds low-cost precision laser guidance to 2.75-inch airborne rockets.
Telephonics announced that its Communication Systems Division has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to manufacture support systems for U.S. Navy helicopters.Â The equipment supplied under the $6.9M contract will be delivered in early 2011.
AgustaWestland is please to announce that AgustaWestland North America (AWNA) was recently awarded a $17.35 million U.S. Navy contract to provide depot level maintenance on three Egyptian Mk-2 variant H-3 helicopters.
EADS North America has delivered the first of five H-72A training helicopters for the U.S. Navy today, marking a new milestone in the company’s production of multi-role helicopters for U.S. military services.
Just hours after USS Denver (LPD9) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived offshore here, helicopters from both ships started flying urgently needed emergency supplies to remote areas of Western Sumatra Oct. 9.
Tuesday NAS Whiting Field and Training Air Wing FIVE reached a milestone for contract maintenance.Cmdr. Michael Fisher, Commander of HT-8 and three others logged the milestone of 2,000,000 flight hours at Whiting Field under contract maintenance.
In 2007 the squadron was comprised of two aircraft and a handful of personnel. Now it has more than 270 Sailors and 11 MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters. HSM-71 serves aboard Stennis and mans detachments aboard USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Kidd (DDG 100).
The Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully completed the latest set of fully autonomous flight operations onboard the USS McInerney (FFG-8) in support of dynamic interface testing. This was a critical step for the U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout toward Operational Evaluation (OpEval), scheduled for later this summer.