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Radiance Technologies awarded $8.8M for AH-64D Ground Fire Acquisition System special mission kits

Radiance Technologies awarded $8.8M for AH-64D Ground Fire Acquisition System special mission kits

Radiance Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on May 20 an $8,862,733 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the production of the necessary hardware to equip a full battalion of AH-64D aircraft with the Ground Fire Acquisition System special mission kits.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala., with an estimated completion date of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Jun-11

British Apache fleet clocks up 100,000 flying hours

British Apache fleet clocks up 100,000 flying hours

The British Army’s Apache attack helicopter has clocked up a landmark 100,000 flying hours, a third of which have been flown on operations in Afghanistan. The achievement – equivalent to a single helicopter staying aloft for 11-and-a-half years – has occurred as the Apache has become a vital battlefield tool in Afghanistan. As well as… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 30-May-11

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British Army Apache fires first Hellfire missile at sea

British Army Apache fires first Hellfire missile at sea

British Army Apaches have fired Hellfire missiles for the first time whilst flying from a Royal Navy warship. A significant milestone in proving the capability of Apache to operate and strike from the sea, 30mm cannon and Hellfire missiles were successfully fired against seaborne targets in a long-planned exercise near Gibraltar. In total, 550 rounds… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 18-May-11

TAT signs $20M contract for Apache and Black Hawk anti-icing

TAT signs $20M contract for Apache and Black Hawk anti-icing

TAT Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, today announced that it has signed a five-year contract with the U.S Army for the overhaul and upgrade of Anti Icing Engine Valves for Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. The value of the agreement may… Read more »

Source: TAT Technologies, 17-May-11

17-May-11 Boeing AH-64 Hanover, US-Colorado

A 1-2 Aviation Reconnaissance Battalion flying an Apache helicopter made a cautionary landing in Hanover, east of Butts Army Airfield when a red warning light came on

17-May-11

28-Apr-11 98-5054 Boeing AH-64D Packers Bend, US-Alabama (1F)

Instructor killed, Dutch student unnijured.  Helicopter apparently struck the cable for the Davis Ferry that is strung across the Alabama River

28-Apr-11

Apache to field ground fire-detection system

Apache to field ground fire-detection system

Apache attack helicopters will soon field a new, high-tech Ground Fire Acquisition System, which uses cameras and infrared sensors to instantly identify the source location of ground fire, service officials said. “GFAS (Ground Fire Acquisition System) detects ground fire. It allows us to take information about incoming fire, get our sensors on it and identify… Read more »

Source: US Army, 26-Apr-11

General Electric awarded $17M to overhaul 150 T700 engines

General Electric awarded $17M to overhaul 150 T700 engines

General Electric Engine Services, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded on April 20 a $17,687,460 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the overhaul of 30 T700-GE-700 and 120 T700-ge-701C/D turbine engine cold section modules applicable to the UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters.  Work will be performed in Arkansas City, Kan., with an estimated… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Apr-11

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US Army selects Aero Dynamix for Apache cockpit upgrades

US Army selects Aero Dynamix for Apache cockpit upgrades

Aero Dynamix Inc. is proud to announce that the US Army has selected them for a $12.5 million AH-64 Apache IFR upgrade project. The army is upgrading the avionics package on the AH-64 and has selected Aero Dynamix Inc. as the provider of the night vision modified avionics. Aero Dynamix is located in Euless Texas… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 20-Apr-11

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Selex Galileo delivers 250th Aircraft Gateway Processor for the AH-64D

Selex Galileo delivers 250th Aircraft Gateway Processor for the AH-64D

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, has delivered the 250th Aircraft Gateway Processor (AGP) to Boeing (Mesa, AZ), prime contractor for the AH-64D Apache helicopter. This important milestone comes less than a year after SELEX Galileo announced delivery of the 100th AGP and is a testament to the successful collaboration with Boeing. The AGP is an… Read more »

Source: Selex Galileo, 19-Apr-11

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Radiance Technologies awarded $7M contract for Apache Ground Fire Acquisition Systems

Radiance Technologies awarded $7M contract for Apache Ground Fire Acquisition Systems

Radiance Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on April 1 a $7,233,348 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of the Weapon Watch – Gunfire Detection System for AH-64D Apache Ground Fire Acquisition Systems.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2013.  One bid was… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Apr-11

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Korea likely to buy Apaches

Korea likely to buy Apaches

Although the Defense Acquisition Program Administration did not specify the model or numbers, sources speculate that the likeliest decision is to buy 36 of the newest Apache Block III helicopters from the U.S., enough for two battalions

Source: Chosun, 15-Apr-11

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EFW awarded $18M contract for AH-64 Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System

EFW awarded $18M contract for AH-64 Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded on March 30 an $18,868,104 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of spare components for the AH-64 Apache Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2014.  One bid was solicited… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Apr-11

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First next-generation AH-64 Block III Apache under construction

First next-generation AH-64 Block III Apache under construction

The U.S. Army has begun construction on the first fuselage of its next-generation AH-64 Block III Apache helicopter. The new attack helicopter will be built with a stronger engine, improved avionics, better computer networking capability and increased maneuverability when compared with current models, service officials said. The first Block III aircraft will roll off the… Read more »

Source: US Army, 08-Apr-11

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Lockheed Martin improves Apache support with UK switch

Lockheed Martin improves Apache support with UK switch

Lockheed Martin UK – Ampthill has won a three year contract worth just over £1 million to retrofit and repair complex cable assemblies on the U.K. WAH-64 Apache LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR). Previously, the cable assemblies were refurbished at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, having been shipped from the Special Repair… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 30-Mar-11

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Longbow LLC awarded $10M contract for Apache Block III fire control radars

Longbow LLC awarded $10M contract for Apache Block III fire control radars

Longbow, LLC, Orlando, Fla., was awarded on March 11 a $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of radar electronics units and unmanned aerial system tactical common data link assembly units in support of the Apache Block III helicopter fire control radar.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Mar-11

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US Army and Lockheed Martin celebrate M-TADS/PNVS “Arrowhead” milestone

US Army and Lockheed Martin celebrate M-TADS/PNVS “Arrowhead” milestone

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] marked the delivery of the 1,000th Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system to the U.S. Army at ceremonies held today at Lockheed Martin facilities in Ocala and Orlando, FL.  M-TADS/PNVS, also known as Arrowhead®, is the advanced targeting and pilotage system for the U.S. Army’s AH-64D Apache attack… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 17-Feb-11

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CDI-Aerospace to contribute to Boeing rotorcraft programs

CDI-Aerospace to contribute to Boeing rotorcraft programs

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2011 — CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced today it has entered into a three-year Long Term Agreement (LTA) with The Boeing Company. With this Long Term Agreement, CDI-Aerospace, a division of CDI Engineering Solutions, will be a supplier of engineering services, capable of providing all Boeing divisions design and analysis engineering support… Read more »

Source: CDI-Aerospace, 09-Feb-11

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Boeing awarded $12M contract for three Apaches for Israel

Boeing awarded $12M contract for three Apaches for Israel

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded on Feb. 2 an $11,990,145 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for three Apache helicopters for the country of Israel.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2012.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Feb-11

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Boeing awarded $70M contract for 14 new AH-64Ds for US Army

Boeing awarded $70M contract for 14 new AH-64Ds for US Army

The Boeing Co., Defense, Space & Security, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded on Feb. 2 a $69,875,696 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for 14 new build AH-64D war replacement aircraft.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  The… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Feb-11

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Boeing to conclude Aero India with Rotorcraft Briefing

Boeing to conclude Aero India with Rotorcraft Briefing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a broad range of aerospace capabilities at the upcoming Aero India 2011 show, held February 9 -13 in Bangalore. “We are excited by India’s growing engagement as one of our key aerospace customers and supplier partners,” said Dinesh Keskar, president Boeing India and vice president Boeing International. “The… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 06-Feb-11

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LockMart demonstrates Joint Tactical Radio on board AH-64D

LockMart demonstrates Joint Tactical Radio on board AH-64D

A Joint Tactical Radio Internet-Protocol (IP) communications network has successfully transmitted data and video to ground-based radios from its first airborne platform.  The Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) Airborne & Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) team, with support from Boeing, conducted this significant test that provides a new capability to connect joint forces on… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 26-Jan-11

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Boeing awarded $190M cnotract to upgrade 72 Apaches

Boeing awarded $190M cnotract to upgrade 72 Apaches

The Boeing Company, Defense, Space & Security, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $190,239,373 firm-fixed-price contract Jan. 12, 2011.  The award will provide for the remanufacture of 72 AH-64A aircraft into AH-64D aircraft along with one Longbow Crew Trainer.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2014.  One… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Jan-11

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Tomorrow’s Apache pilots to have “command and control” of drones

Tomorrow’s Apache pilots to have “command and control” of drones

Tomorrow’s Apache operators “will add command and control” over the Grey Eagles, said Tim Owings, the civilian deputy head of the Army’s drone-development program, on a conference call

Source: Wired, 16-Jan-11

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Boeing wins $50M contract for Apache weapon system

Boeing wins $50M contract for Apache weapon system

The Boeing Company, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $50,116,093 firm-fixed-price contract Dec. 30, 2010.  The award will provide services and supplies in the overhaul, repair and recapitalization of the APACHE weapon system.  Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2011.  One bid was solicited with one… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jan-11

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India requests 22 AH-64D Apaches in $1.4 Billion package

India requests 22 AH-64D Apaches in $1.4 Billion package

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on December 22 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of India of various engines, equipment, weapons, training, parts and logistical support for a possible Direct Commercial Sale of 22 AH-64D Block III Apache helicopters.  The complete package is worth approximately $1.4 billion. The Government of… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 04-Jan-11

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Beoing appoints new VP for AH-64 and AH-6 progams

Beoing appoints new VP for AH-64 and AH-6 progams

David Koopersmith is moving to Mesa from St. Louis, where he was vice president of Advanced Boeing Military Aircraft. He succeeds Al Winn, who retired Sept. 30.  Koopersmith took up his position on 10th December

Source: Arizona Republic, 22-Dec-10

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Longbow LLC delivers 400th Longbow fire control radar to US Army

Longbow LLC delivers 400th Longbow fire control radar to US Army

ORLANDO, FL, December 16th, 2010 — The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], marked the delivery of the 400th LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) at a ceremony held today at a Lockheed Martin facility in Orlando, FL. The combat-proven LONGBOW FCR is fielded with… Read more »

Source: Longbow LLC, 20-Dec-10

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LockMart awarded $48M contract for Apache night vision sensors

LockMart awarded $48M contract for Apache night vision sensors

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded on Dec. 15 a $48,766,679 firm-fixed-price contract.  This award will provide logistical support for the AH-64 Apache modernized and legacy target acquisition designation sight assembly and pilot night vision sensor assembly system.  This includes repair and maintenance of line replaceable units and line replaceable modules to support the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Dec-10

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Longbow LLC awarded $26M for Apache Longbow fire control radar support

Longbow LLC awarded $26M for Apache Longbow fire control radar support

ORLANDO, FL, December 6th, 2010 — The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], has received a $26.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) Life Cycle Contractor Support. The follow-on contract includes integrated logistics for… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 07-Dec-10

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Circor Aerospace selected by Boeing for Apache components

Circor Aerospace selected by Boeing for Apache components

CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc., a CIRCOR International company (NYSE: CIR) and its Aerodyne Controls business unit, was awarded the Block III Diverter Valve content by The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) for the transmission system on the AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter program. 690 Apache Block III helicopters are expected to be produced between 2011 and 2026. CIRCOR… Read more »

Source: Circor Aerospace, 30-Nov-10

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Saudi Arabia National Guard to launch air wing with $25bn helicopter purchase

Saudi Arabia National Guard to launch air wing with $25bn helicopter purchase

Saudi has previously confirmed a requirement for 190 helicopters but it had previously been expected that these would be for the Royal Saudi Air Force.

Source: Arabian Aerospace, 29-Nov-10

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Dutch Apaches return from Afghanistan

Dutch Apaches return from Afghanistan

The first three of five Apache attack helicopters have returned home from Afghanistan, where they have been deployed for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). An Antonov 124 transport plane delivered the aircraft on Thursday 25th November at the Defence Helicopter Command at Gilze-Rijen Airbase in the Netherlands. The remaining two will follow on 2nd… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Nov-10

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Lockheed Martin awarded $22M support contract for AH-64 fire control radar system

Lockheed Martin awarded $22M support contract for AH-64 fire control radar system

Lockheed Martin Electronics and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded in Nov. 12 a $22,855,083 firm-fixed-price contract for life cycle contractor support, which includes management and logistics functions for the fire control radar system on all government Apache AH-64D helicopters. This requirement is comprised of depot repair, replenishment spares, spares and/or repair parts, sustainment /engineering… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Nov-10

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Local press questions Taiwan’s need of Apaches

Local press questions Taiwan’s need of Apaches

Even to experts on Taiwan’s defense, it remains beyond imagination how the Apaches could fit into any of the threat scenarios Taiwan faces.

Source: Asia Times, 21-Nov-10

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Boeing awarded $75M contract for AH-64D components

Boeing awarded $75M contract for AH-64D components

Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded on Oct. 29 a $75,233,988 firm-fixed-price performance based logistics for the Apache (AH-64D) D unique components. Work is to be performed in Mesa Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2014. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Aviation & Missile Command Contracting Center, CCAMAL-O, Redstone… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Nov-10

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Boeing awarded $141M contract for advanced parts for Taiwan Apaches

Boeing awarded $141M contract for advanced parts for Taiwan Apaches

Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded on Oct. 29 a $141,701,518 firm-fixed-price contract for the advanced procurement for the manufacture of 31 AH-64D model aircraft and two fixed-site Longbow crew trainers matching the Taiwan AH-640 aircraft configuration. Work is to be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2015. One… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Nov-10

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UAE seeks to double Apache fleet in $5 billion request

UAE seeks to double Apache fleet in $5 billion request

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress November 3 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates of 30 AH-64D Block II lot 10 APACHE helicopters, remanufactured to AH-64D Block III configuration and 30 AH-64D Block III APACHE helicopters, as well as associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for a complete… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 09-Nov-10

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Boeing signs MRO agreement with Netherlands

Boeing signs MRO agreement with Netherlands

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence Logistic Center Woensdrecht today entered a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) framework agreement to expand the center’s capabilities and develop opportunities for Dutch industry. The alliance is aimed at ensuring the readiness of CH-47 Chinook and AH-64D Apache helicopters operated by the Royal Netherlands… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 05-Nov-10

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LockMart starts to integrate Joint Tactical Radio into AH-64D

LockMart starts to integrate Joint Tactical Radio into AH-64D

Military users from the Army, Air Force and Navy will be one step closer to realizing secure Internet Protocol based networking as the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team begins integration activities of its Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) with the AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter. This marks the first time an… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 28-Oct-10

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Advanced Turbine Engine Company announces key leadership

Advanced Turbine Engine Company announces key leadership

The Advanced Turbine Engine Company LLC (ATEC), the new joint venture between Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and United Technologies Corporation’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney, has selected its senior leadership team, including its new president, Craig Madden. ATEC was created to develop a more efficient, more powerful engine for UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 26-Oct-10

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Boeing receives Secretary of Defense performance-based logistics award

Boeing receives Secretary of Defense performance-based logistics award

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that the Boeing and government team supporting the AH-64D Apache helicopter Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) program has received the 2010 Secretary of Defense PBL Award, Sub-system Level. The awards are presented to government/industry PBL program teams that have demonstrated exceptional operational readiness. U.S. Army Apache materiel availability and readiness was 92… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 25-Oct-10

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Boeing highlights innovative capabilities for US Army at AUSA 2010

Boeing highlights innovative capabilities for US Army at AUSA 2010

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a wide array of solutions for the U.S. Army at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 25-27 in Washington. Army modernization initiatives, unmanned systems, airlift and attack/reconnaissance platforms, network-centric technologies, cybersecurity solutions, logistics support, and logistics command and control will be highlighted… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 25-Oct-10

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Saudi Arabia files FMS requests to purchase 190 helicopters

Saudi Arabia files FMS requests to purchase 190 helicopters

The DSCA (Defense Security Cooperation Agency) has published four separate FMS requests for a huge range of helicopters, aircraft, armaments, spare engines and associated paraphernalia. Three of the requests include helicopters, and in terms of aircraft, these total to the following 70 AH-64D Block III APACHE Helicopters 72 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters 36 AH-6i Light Attack… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 21-Oct-10

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Singapore Apache downed by corroded anti-ice start bleed valves

Singapore Apache downed by corroded anti-ice start bleed valves

The emergency landing of the Apache at Woodlands last month was caused by corroded valves in the aircraft’s engines.  Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean revealed the outcome of the investigations into the incident in Parliament on Monday.

Source: Straits Times, 18-Oct-10

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BAE Control Systems awarded $10.7M contract to overhaul 100 Apache Digital Engine Control Units

BAE Control Systems awarded $10.7M contract to overhaul 100 Apache Digital Engine Control Units

BAE Control Systems, Fort Wayne, Ind., was awarded on Sept. 27 a $10,722,175 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts. This contract is for Delivery Order 0001 for the pverhaul of the AH-64 control unit, Superv, Input (DECU) is for 100 units. The total dollar value of Delivery Order 0001 is $452.070. Work is to be performed in Fort Wayne,… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 12-Oct-10

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Boeing awarded $31M contract for 100 Apache rotorheads

Boeing awarded $31M contract for 100 Apache rotorheads

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Aviation has awarded the company a three-year contract to manufacture spare main rotor heads for the U.S. Army’s fleet of Apache attack helicopters. The fixed-price contract calls for an initial 100 main rotor heads, at a value of $31 million, and allows for 50… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 05-Oct-10

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Singapore suspends Apache training after tail-boom slice

Singapore suspends Apache training after tail-boom slice

Accident was reported in HeliHub.com’s safety data here – 30-Sep-10 069 Boeing AH-64 Sembawang, Singapore

Source: Asia One, 30-Sep-10

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British Army helicopters embark on Royal Navy flagship for exercise

British Army helicopters embark on Royal Navy flagship for exercise

A detachment of Apache attack helicopters from the Army Air Corps has landed onboard the Royal Navy’s fleet flagship HMS Ark Royal to take part in Exercise Joint Warrior in October 2010. Apaches are used extensively by the Army Air Corps in land operations but over the next few weeks they will train to broaden… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 30-Sep-10

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30-Sep-10 069 Boeing AH-64 Sembawang, Singapore

Photo shows helicopter landed on main gear with tail boom severed

30-Sep-10

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Lockheed Martin delivers IP tactical comms Radio to AH-64D Integration Laboratory

Lockheed Martin delivers IP tactical comms Radio to AH-64D Integration Laboratory

A developmental radio for a revolutionary Internet-Protocol tactical communications network has been delivered ahead of schedule to the U.S. Army AH-64D Integration Team. The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team delivered a preliminary engineering development model radio with essential Link-16 functionality to the Airborne and Maritime Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) Program Office…. Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 21-Sep-10

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Boeing selects Christie® displays for Apache Longbow crew trainers

Boeing selects Christie® displays for Apache Longbow crew trainers

Christie®, the leader in simulation projection display and visualization solutions, announced that The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has selected the award-winning Christie Matrix StIMâ„¢ simulation projection system for a multi-million dollar program to upgrade an initial 18 Apache Longbow Crew Trainer (LCT) simulators. To date, ten simulators have been completely retrofitted, with additional LCTs contracted… Read more »

Source: Christie Digital Systems, 15-Sep-10

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Greece to upgrade Apaches to Longbow standard

Greece to upgrade Apaches to Longbow standard

Greece are planning to upgrade at least 12, and possibly a further 7, Apaches to AH-64D Longbow standard

15-Sep-10

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Boeing Military Aircraft consolidates six divisions into four

Boeing Military Aircraft consolidates six divisions into four

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced changes within its Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA) business, including consolidating the organization from six divisions to four, to continue to position the company for growth in the current business environment. The realignment of the organization will take effect on Oct. 1. The four new divisions are Global Strike,… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 09-Sep-10

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Lockheed Martin wins $260M M-TADS/PNVS “Arrowhead” production contract

Lockheed Martin wins $260M M-TADS/PNVS “Arrowhead” production contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $260 million follow-on production contract for the combat-proven Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also known as Arrowhead®, for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The Lot 7 contract includes M-TADS/PNVS systems as well as Arrowhead kits, plus spares, for delivery to U.S…. Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 18-Aug-10

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Fokker to provide forward avionics bays for AH-64D Apache Block III

Fokker to provide forward avionics bays for AH-64D Apache Block III

Fokker Aerostructures and Boeing Rotorcraft Systems have reached an agreement to develop and produce the Forward Avionics Bays for the AH-64D Apache Block III helicopters The Forward Avionics Bays (FABs), mounted on both sides of the Apache helicopters, form the housings for the aircraft’s avionics systems. The Block III FAB is based on a new… Read more »

Source: Fokker, 30-Jul-10

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30-Jul-10 (Serial TBA) Boeing AH-64 Megara, Greece (2F)

30-Jul-10

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Indian Air Force conducting trials for attack helicopters

Indian Air Force conducting trials for attack helicopters

Trials are underway for an Indian Air Force order for 22 attack helicopters with two contenders in the fray – the US’ Boeing AH-64D Apache and Russia’s Mi-28.

26-Jul-10

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Boeing frets as US cuts helicopter R&D funding

Boeing frets as US cuts helicopter R&D funding

Sales of new military helicopters have been running strong due to demand from the U.S. conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Boeing Co. sees a time within the next decade when sales could slump significantly.

Source: Marketwatch, 20-Jul-10

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Honeywell wins $16M contract for embedded GPS inertial navigation systems

Honeywell wins $16M contract for embedded GPS inertial navigation systems

Honeywell International, Inc., Defense & Space Electronic Systems, Clearwater, Fla., was awarded a $16,356,958 contract modification which will provide 203 embedded GPS inertial navigation systems for the Army CH47F and AH-64D platforms. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 647 AESS/PK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8626-06-C-2065; P00149).

Source: US DoD, 01-Jul-10

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Apache ammunition included in $14M US Army contracts for General Dynamics

Apache ammunition included in $14M US Army contracts for General Dynamics

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded two contracts from the Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM MAS) at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., for production of 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) ammunition and Phase III development of 25mm scalable fuze technology. The total value of the two contracts is more than… Read more »

Source: General Dynamics, 30-Jun-10

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30-Jun-10 (Serial TBA) Boeing AH-64 Pikes Peak, US-Colorado

30-Jun-10

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20-Jun-10 (Serial TBA) Boeing AH-64 Lower Heidelberg, US-Pennsylvania

20-Jun-10

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Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) powers Dutch Apache flight

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) powers Dutch Apache flight

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) produced using its Green Jet Fuel process technology powered a Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopter flown by the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The flight, which is the first helicopter flight using sustainable aviation biofuels to date, was conducted at Gilze-Rijen Airbase, the home of… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 18-Jun-10

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GE awarded $9M contract for upgrade of 20 T700 engines

GE awarded $9M contract for upgrade of 20 T700 engines

General Electric Engine Services, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded on April 30, 2010 a $9,196,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul and upgrade of 20 Y700-GE-701C turbine engines to the T700-GE-701D configuration applicable to the UH-60 Blackhawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters. The National Stock Numbers are 2840-01-284-4011 and 2840-01-503-1701. Work is to be performed in Arkansas… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-May-10

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Boeing awarded $22M contract for Egyptian Apache long-lead items

Boeing awarded $22M contract for Egyptian Apache long-lead items

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded on May 5 a $22,556,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the award of advance procurement/long lead for 10 Egyptian Block II Apache AH-64D helicopters. Work is to be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-May-10

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Aerojet awarded rotor blade components contract for Apache Block III

Aerojet awarded rotor blade components contract for Apache Block III

Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has been selected by The Boeing Company to supply heavy alloy weights for Boeing’s revolutionary Composite Main Rotor Blade (CMRB) in support of the AH-64D Apache Block III (AB3) program. Under the initial contract, Aerojet will deliver completed rotor weights to support Boeing’s production of… Read more »

Source: Aerojet, 11-May-10

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Northstar Aerospace wins $53M Apache modernization contract

Northstar Aerospace wins $53M Apache modernization contract

(All amounts in this news release are stated in U.S. dollars.) Northstar Aerospace (Canada), Inc., a subsidiary of Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (“Northstar”), has received a purchase contract from The Boeing Company for the production of transmission components using the innovative split-torque Face Gear technology for the U.S. Army’s AH-64D Apache Block III Helicopter Modernization Program…. Read more »

Source: Northstar Aerospace, 05-May-10

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02-May-10 (Serial TBA) Boeing AH-64 Eastover, US-South Carolina (1F)

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Talon Laser-Guided Rocket Completes Flight Tests, Verifies Production Config

Talon Laser-Guided Rocket Completes Flight Tests, Verifies Production Config

Raytheon and Emirates Advanced Investments (EAI) completed four ground-based guided flight tests of the TALON Laser-Guided Rocket. The TALON LGR is an affordable, semi-active laser guidance and control kit that connects directly to the front of 2.75-inch unguided rockets currently in U.S. and international inventories. “The Raytheon-EAI team has a proven, production-ready laser-guided rocket,” said… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 23-Apr-10

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LockMart’s Joint Air-To-Ground Missile Completes Limited Dirty Battlefield/Countermeasures Testing

LockMart’s Joint Air-To-Ground Missile Completes Limited Dirty Battlefield/Countermeasures Testing

Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Joint Air-To-Ground Missile (JAGM) team has successfully completed an extensive series of static, tower-based and captive-carry flight tests of its tri-mode seeker in a limited dirty battlefield/countermeasure rich environment at Redstone Arsenal, AL. The tests successfully validated the capability and technological maturity of the Lockheed Martin tri-mode seeker, a critical element… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 14-Apr-10

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US Army Selects Porvair Filters for Apache and Black Hawk fleets

US Army Selects Porvair Filters for Apache and Black Hawk fleets

Following an extensive test programme – Sinterflo® F Metal Filters from Porvair Filtration Group have been selected by the US Army Aviation Engineering Directorate Propulsion Hydraulic Team (AED) at Fort Rucker Alabama for installation across their fleet of AH-64 (Apache) and UH-60 (Blackhawk) helicopters. The US Army Aviation Engineering Directorate Propulsion Hydraulic Team was tasked… Read more »

Source: Porvair Filtration Group, 14-Apr-10

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Taiwan purchase of 30 AH-64D Apache Longbows to be finalized in May

Taiwan purchase of 30 AH-64D Apache Longbows to be finalized in May

The U.S. sale of 30 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to Taiwan is expected to be finalized in May, a weekly said here Monday.

Source: Focus Taiwan, 13-Apr-10

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UK Apache Integrated Operational Support contract goes live

UK Apache Integrated Operational Support contract goes live

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Apache Integrated Operational Support (IOS) contract is now fully operational just six months after contract award and a whole 12 months earlier than originally planned. In the six months since contract award AgustaWestland has moved from being a supplier to a capability provider, enabling the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Apr-10

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Elbit wins Boeing Excellence Award for Apache Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System

Elbit wins Boeing Excellence Award for Apache Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, March 3, 2010 – Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:  ESLT)  has been awarded the Silver Level of recognition by The Boeing Company for superior performance in 2009. Elbit Systems of America, Service and Support Solutions’ (International Enterprises, Inc.) repair facility in Warner Robins,… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 03-Mar-10

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