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Airbus HForce weapon system completes first testing round

Airbus HForce weapon system completes first testing round

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a first round of firing tests with HForce, a generic weapon system in development for the company’s commercial helicopter range. The innovative system, which includes a central core unit, Thales’ Scorpion monocular helmet mounted sight display (HMSD), an electro-optical system (EOS) from Wescam as well as gunner armament weapon grips… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Jun-16

Iraqi EC635 armament upgrade completed

Iraqi EC635 armament upgrade completed

The Iraqi Army Air Corps’ EC635 light helicopters are now armed with machineguns, cannons, rockets and Ingwe missiles provided by South Africa and Airbus Helicopters.See Full Story

Source: Defence Web, 05-Aug-15

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MD Helicopters to integrate M260 rocket system on Afghan MD530Fs

MD Helicopters to integrate M260 rocket system on Afghan MD530Fs

MD Helicopters Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $13,172,766 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan) for the procurement, installation, integration, testing, and Army-approved airworthiness qualification support of M260 rockets and the fixed forward weapon sights on the armed MD530F Mission Equipment Package (MEP) aircraft. Integration on one U.S. government furnished armed MD530F MEP unit will… Read more »

15-Jul-15

French Navy signs off MU90 torpedo on NH90 Caiman

French Navy signs off MU90 torpedo on NH90 Caiman

Friday, March 13, 2015 was an important date for the NH90 Caiman in France as it became a combat helicopter in its own right following the statement by the General Staff of the Navy of an initial operational capability of firing the torpedo MU90 .  This is a major milestone for the torque capability FREMM / Cayman… Read more »

Source: French Navy, 17-Mar-15

ATK awarded $8.8M contract for Apache gun components for Saudi Arabia and Egypt

ATK awarded $8.8M contract for Apache gun components for Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded an $8,892,589 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of spare components for the M230 gun in support of the Apache helicopter for Saudi Arabia and Egypt.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2013.  One bid was… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Aug-11

British Commando Helicopter Force get to grips with new gun

British Commando Helicopter Force get to grips with new gun

Crews in the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) have got their hands on a new and improved door gun ahead of 16 Air Assault Brigade’s deployment to Afghanistan in October. 846 Naval Air Squadron began training aircrew on their new FN Herstal M3M .50-inch-calibre (12.7mm) door-mounted weapon system while supporting 16 Air Assault Brigade during their… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 30-Aug-10

Norway selects BAE Sting Ray torpeodoes for NH90

Source: BAE, 27-Feb-09