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Indian Air Force conducting trials for attack helicopters

Indian Air Force conducting trials for attack helicopters

26-Jul-2010

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.... Read more

V-22, Still Seeking a Fix for Engine Grit

V-22, Still Seeking a Fix for Engine Grit

23-Jul-2010Source: Defense News

Boeing is still working to improve the V-22 Osprey to keep dust, dirt and other debris out of the tilt-rotor’s engines.... Read more

Upgrades for RAF Chinooks include iPad-Like slate

Upgrades for RAF Chinooks include iPad-Like slate

22-Jul-2010Source: Defense News

The military equivalent of an iPad for pilots’ mission planning will be among the features included in the avionics upgrade of 46 Royal Air Force Chinooks to the Mk.4 standard, said Peter Hitchcock, Avionics VP at Thales UK... Read more

Boeing rolls out 100th CH-47F Chinook

Boeing rolls out 100th CH-47F Chinook

22-Jul-2010Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] on July 22 will celebrate the 100th CH-47F Chinook helicopter built at the company’s Ridley Township facility. “This is an incredible milestone,” said Leanne Caret, Boeing vice president, H-47 Programs. “More than 2,000 Boeing employees work on the Chinook program, and they all share in this exceptional accomplishment with the rest of... Read more

DoD sheds light on Joint Future Theater Lift program

DoD sheds light on Joint Future Theater Lift program

21-Jul-2010

While the JFTL study guidance has not yet been formally approved, we know that it is an Air Force-led effort, so for each Air Force lead, there is an Army deputy.  Tiltrotors like the Osprey would seem to fit the expected requirement... Read more

Raytheon wins $250M V-22 support contract

Raytheon wins $250M V-22 support contract

21-Jul-2010Source: Raytheon

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a five-year, $250 million indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract for support of the V-22 aircraft. Tasks under the contract include V-22 avionics systems software, situational awareness software and prototype hardware, and avionics acquisition support for the customer. “Raytheon has supported the V-22 program for more than 27... Read more

Boeing hovers over UAE Chinook deal

Boeing hovers over UAE Chinook deal

21-Jul-2010Source: http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100720/BUSINESS/707209904/1005/rss

Boeing hopes to sell as many as 16 Chinook helicopters to the UAE within the next year as part of a defence procurement package worth US$2 billion... Read more

Boeing frets as US cuts helicopter R&D funding

Boeing frets as US cuts helicopter R&D funding

20-Jul-2010Source: Marketwatch

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.... Read more

Osprey Returning to EAA’s AirVenture

Osprey Returning to EAA’s AirVenture

15-Jul-2010Source: EAA

For the second time in three years, the CV-22 “Osprey” – one of the most unique aircraft flown by the U.S. military – is scheduled to appear at EAA AirVenture. The CV-22, an Air Force-modified version of the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey, is the world’s first production tiltrotor aircraft. It is able to serve... Read more

‘Sea Elks’ transition to tilt-rotor platform

‘Sea Elks’ transition to tilt-rotor platform

5-Jul-2010Source: US Marine Corps

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 celebrated 44 years of history and embraced its future Wednesday as the squadron transitioned from the CH-46E “Sea Knight” to the MV-22 “Osprey.” VMM-166, formerly Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 166, held its change of command and redesignation ceremony here June 23, where Lt. Col. Christopher W. Morton relinquished command to... Read more

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

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

1-Jul-2010Source: US DoD

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).... Read more

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

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

30-Jun-2010Source: 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

Raytheon awarded $250M contract for V-22 avionics

Raytheon awarded $250M contract for V-22 avionics

30-Jun-2010Source: US DoD

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.  In addition, this contract provides for the development, test and production of V-22 situational awareness/Blue... Read more

New Osprey pilots are from ‘Playstation generation’, says USMC

New Osprey pilots are from ‘Playstation generation’, says USMC

25-Jun-2010

The latest cadre of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor pilots are not experienced veterans of the Sea Stallion or the beloved Sea Knight, but members of the ‘Playstation generation’, according to the USMC... Read more

New RAF helicopter crews train for Afghanistan

New RAF helicopter crews train for Afghanistan

22-Jun-2010Source: Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force helicopter crews have been training together for the first time in the Jordanian desert. As many prepare to go to Afghanistan for the first time, over 300 personnel from RAF Benson and RAF Odiham took part in Exercise Desert Vortex. Wing Commander John Watson was the Detachment Commander during the month long... Read more

Cannon AFB starts CV-22 Osprey operations

Cannon AFB starts CV-22 Osprey operations

22-Jun-2010Source: Clovis News Journal

The Osprey, flown by the 20th Special Ops Sqn, is part of a commitment made by the Air Force to increase special operations abilities at Cannon, said Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, Air Force Special Operation commander.... Read more

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) powers Dutch Apache flight

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) powers Dutch Apache flight

18-Jun-2010Source: Honeywell

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

RAF Chinook pilot honoured for courage in Afghanistan

RAF Chinook pilot honoured for courage in Afghanistan

9-Jun-2010Source: Royal Air Force

A Chinook pilot from RAF Odiham was presented with a Distinguished Flying Cross for his ‘superior flying skills’ in Afghanistan at a prestigious ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday 4 June 2010. Flight Lieutenant Marc Heal, aged 29, was amongst personnel from various stations across the UK to be honoured in the Armed Forces Operational... Read more

RAF Chinook pilot tells how his helmet saved his life

RAF Chinook pilot tells how his helmet saved his life

9-Jun-2010Source: BBC

Now that the Ministry of Defence has lifted its embargo, the helmet has been returned to him and he has given the BBC his first broadcast interview.... Read more

Boeing Secures All Rights to AW101 for VXX Presidential Helicopter Program

Boeing Secures All Rights to AW101 for VXX Presidential Helicopter Program

8-Jun-2010Source: Boeing

Boeing announced today that it will secure a license from AgustaWestland for U.S. production of the AW101 medium-lift helicopter as an entry into the U.S. Navy VXX Presidential Helicopter Program. This license will give Boeing full intellectual property, data and production rights for the aircraft in support of the VXX program. Because of this arrangement,... Read more

Wyle Environmental Engineers play role in MV-22 West Coast base

Wyle Environmental Engineers play role in MV-22 West Coast base

3-Jun-2010Source: Wyle

Wyle has a played a significant role in assessing noise impacts for the West Coast basing of the military’s new fleet of MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft. Wyle supported Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of Carpinteria, Calif. as a subcontractor on the project, helping develop the MV-22 West-Coast Basing Environmental Impact Statement, which evaluated the... Read more

Columbia Helicopters deploys second BV107 to GOM oil spill

Columbia Helicopters deploys second BV107 to GOM oil spill

3-Jun-2010Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce the deployment of a second heavy-lift helicopter to Louisiana to assist with efforts in preventing the further spread of the Gulf oil spill. The helicopters will also assist with clean-up operations already underway. Working currently under contract to British Petroleum (BP), the two Columbia 107-II helicopters will carry sandbags... Read more

Boeing and Canadian partners launch advanced composites R&D consortium

Boeing and Canadian partners launch advanced composites R&D consortium

3-Jun-2010Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Canadian industry partners today announced the launch of a new research and development consortium aimed at strengthening Canada’s competitive position in the manufacturing of advanced composite materials for aerospace and other industries. The Canadian Composites Manufacturing Research and Development consortium (CCMRD) brings together major aerospace companies and small- to... Read more

New UK Government initiates review of 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash

New UK Government initiates review of 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash

28-May-2010Source: Loughborough Echo

The new Defence Secretary Liam Fox told the Commons an independent review of the evidence surrounding the crash had been promised when the Conservative Party were in opposition.... Read more

Boeing Mesa engineer receives AHS award

Boeing Mesa engineer receives AHS award

17-May-2010Source: Arizona Republic

The American Helicopter Society International honored an aerospace engineer from Boeing Co. in Mesa with the industry’s version of the Oscar for his leadership and innovation to improve vertical flight... Read more

Jordan Signs of a Letter of Intent for AH-6i Helicopters

Jordan Signs of a Letter of Intent for AH-6i Helicopters

13-May-2010Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company {NYSE: BA} and the Government of Jordan today announced the signing of a Letter of Intent for the AH-6i Light Attack/Reconnaissance. In a brief ceremony, arranged by Jordanian government leaders at the 8th Annual Special Operations Forum and Exhibition (SOFEX) 2010 at the King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman, Jordan – military... Read more

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

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

11-May-2010Source: US DoD

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

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

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

11-May-2010Source: US DoD

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

Aerojet awarded rotor blade components contract for Apache Block III

Aerojet awarded rotor blade components contract for Apache Block III

11-May-2010Source: Aerojet

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

Selex Galileo plays key role in UK MoD’s Project Baker

Selex Galileo plays key role in UK MoD’s Project Baker

7-May-2010Source: Selex Galileo

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company and a key player in the Electronic Warfare (EW) market is delighted to announce its successful participation in the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s Project Baker. The Company has been awarded contracts worth in excess of £10 Million as part of an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) to provide an integrated... Read more

CH-46E Sea Knight “Lady Ace 09” unveiled at aviation museum

CH-46E Sea Knight “Lady Ace 09” unveiled at aviation museum

5-May-2010Source: US Marine Corps

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (Reinforced), the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar joined forces commemorating the 35th anniversary of Operation Frequent Wind and the unveiling of “Lady Ace 09,” the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter that evacuated Ambassador Graham Martin from the South Vietnamese Embassy in 1975. Hundreds of Marines, their... Read more

Pentagon pleased with Osprey performance

Pentagon pleased with Osprey performance

5-May-2010

The U.S. military is pleased with the performance of the V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan, but is still working hard to improve its readiness, the Pentagon’s program manager said on Tuesday.... Read more

Northstar Aerospace wins $53M Apache modernization contract

Northstar Aerospace wins $53M Apache modernization contract

5-May-2010Source: Northstar Aerospace

(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

Turkey negotiating with Boeing for 12 CH-47F Chinooks

Turkey negotiating with Boeing for 12 CH-47F Chinooks

30-Apr-2010Source: Hurriyet

fficials from a Turkish procurement agency are holding contract negotiations with Boeing for a helicopter deal worth up to $1.2 billion, officials said... Read more

Boeing moves A160T production to Arizona

Boeing moves A160T production to Arizona

30-Apr-2010Source: Arizona Republic

The East Valley’s aerospace industry got a boost Thursday with Boeing Co.’s announcement that production of its unmanned A160T Hummingbird helicopter has been moved to Mesa.... Read more

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

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

23-Apr-2010Source: Raytheon

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

V-22 Osprey to be put forward in Presidential helicopter tender

V-22 Osprey to be put forward in Presidential helicopter tender

23-Apr-2010Source: DoD Buzz

It may seem an unlikely choice but Bell Helicopter and Boeing say they are likely players in the presidential helicopter competition. They told Defense Daily that they are “preparing a response to the RFI request with a VV-22 solution.”... Read more

Columbia Helicopters to Deploy Two More Chinooks to Papua New Guinea

Columbia Helicopters to Deploy Two More Chinooks to Papua New Guinea

22-Apr-2010Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce that it will soon deploy two additional Columbia Model 234 Chinook helicopters to the southern Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG). This will bring the total number of Columbia aircraft and crews in PNG to four. Each aircraft will work on petroleum exploration operations, flying entire petroleum... Read more

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

14-Apr-2010Source: Lockheed Martin

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

US Army Selects Porvair Filters for Apache and Black Hawk fleets

US Army Selects Porvair Filters for Apache and Black Hawk fleets

14-Apr-2010Source: Porvair Filtration Group

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

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

13-Apr-2010Source: Focus Taiwan

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.... Read more

Boeing Completes Chinook Industrial Cooperation Program in Spain

Boeing Completes Chinook Industrial Cooperation Program in Spain

13-Apr-2010Source: Boeing

MADRID, April 13, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has successfully completed its industrial cooperation program for the third phase of the CH-47D Chinook rotorcraft upgrades performed for the Spanish Army’s Airmobile Force, FAMET. Boeing finished the industrial cooperation program on schedule while exceeding the $80 million requirement, demonstrating the... Read more

Canada requests 36 Chinook Engines via US FMS program

Canada requests 36 Chinook Engines via US FMS program

12-Apr-2010Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on April 8 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Canada of 36 T55-GA-714A engines and associated equipment, parts, and logistical support for an estimated cost of $71 million. The Government of Canada has requested a possible sale of 36 T55-GA-714A engines, spare and repairs parts, support and... Read more

Millville airport gets boost from Boeing

Millville airport gets boost from Boeing

9-Apr-2010Source: Courier Post

Boeing began its search in October and decided to move into the former Millville Jet Center site at the airport before Thanksgiving. The company began modifying CH-47 F Chinook helicopters for the Army in January, and delivered its first one this week... Read more

UK Apache Integrated Operational Support contract goes live

UK Apache Integrated Operational Support contract goes live

7-Apr-2010Source: AgustaWestland

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

CAE awarded C$250M contract to train Canadian Chinook aircrew

CAE awarded C$250M contract to train Canadian Chinook aircrew

23-Mar-2010Source: CAE

Montreal, March 23, 2010 – (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded CAE a contract valued at approximately C$250 million for a comprehensive CH147F Chinook helicopter aircrew training solution. The contract was awarded under the program called the Operational Training Systems Provider (OTSP) and is in support... Read more

Australia signs contract for seven CH-47F Chinooks

Australia signs contract for seven CH-47F Chinooks

22-Mar-2010Source: Australian Dept of Defence

Greg Combet, the Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has signed a contract with the US Army Security Assistance Command to acquire seven CH-47F Chinook helicopters, two Simulators and associated spares. “The aircraft will replace the existing fleet of six CH-47D Chinooks operated by C Squadron of... Read more

Selex signs contract with AgustaWestland to supply systems for the ICH-47F Chinooks

Selex signs contract with AgustaWestland to supply systems for the ICH-47F Chinooks

17-Mar-2010Source: Selex

SELEX Communications signed a contract worth nearly 19 million Euros with Agusta Westland to provide Communication, Navigation and Identification equipments and systems for the 16 Chinook ICH-47F helicopters recently ordered by the Italian Army. The supply, which is aimed at increasing the efficiency and operational capabilities of the helicopters, includes the replacement of some of... Read more

Boeing A160T Proves Resupply Capability for US Marines

Boeing A160T Proves Resupply Capability for US Marines

16-Mar-2010Source: Boeing

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2010 — The Boeing [NYSE: BA] A160T Hummingbird has successfully completed a cargo delivery demonstration under a U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory contract, proving the unmanned rotorcraft’s ability to resupply frontline troops in rough terrain. The Hummingbird met or exceeded all of the demonstration requirements during the tests, conducted March 9... Read more

Osprey Landing at Naval Hospital Provides New Life-saving Option

Osprey Landing at Naval Hospital Provides New Life-saving Option

13-Mar-2010Source: US Marine Corps

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The MV-22 Osprey, long touted by the Marines as an advanced, flexible, transformational and all-around “great piece of gear,” didn’t do anything spectacular in a landing zone capability exercise at LZ 16 at the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital here March 9. The tilt-rotor helicopter... Read more

British Chinook pilot in Afghanistan shot between the eyes – and lands safely

British Chinook pilot in Afghanistan shot between the eyes – and lands safely

12-Mar-2010Source: Sky News

A British pilot got shot between the eyes as he flew his Chinook helicopter into a firefight in Afghanistan – but he still managed to land safely and rescue all 20 people on board.... Read more

Boeing Launches Compact 3-D Imaging Camera after testing on AH-6 Little Bird

Boeing Launches Compact 3-D Imaging Camera after testing on AH-6 Little Bird

12-Mar-2010Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it has begun offering a new, compact, energy-efficient camera that provides three-dimensional images for military and commercial applications. Boeing Directed Energy Systems and wholly owned Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab have jointly developed the camera using their own research and development funding, and successfully tested it over the past two... Read more

Rolls-Royce awarded $75M contract for V-22 Osprey engine support

Rolls-Royce awarded $75M contract for V-22 Osprey engine support

10-Mar-2010Source: Rolls-Royce

Indianapolis, IN — Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a $75 million MissionCareâ„¢ contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Under the eleven-month contract, which includes four option years, logistics support will be provided for the Rolls-Royce AE 1107C-Liberty engines that power the U.S. Marine Corps’ MV-22 Osprey and U.S.... Read more

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

3-Mar-2010Source: Elbit Systems

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

Technology gives Apache Block III more capability

Technology gives Apache Block III more capability

2-Mar-2010Source: US Army

The U.S. Army is leveraging cutting-edge technologies from its Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to give the Block III Apache aircraft increased power, lift, maneuverability and hard-landing ability, service officials said. The Army S & T community, a subset of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA ALT), has been... Read more

Adelaide company Mincham Aviation wins first contract for Chinook parts

Adelaide company Mincham Aviation wins first contract for Chinook parts

2-Mar-2010

SOUTH Australia-based Mincham Aviation has won a key contract to supply parts for international defence giant Boeing’s globally-used helicopters, the CH-47 Chinooks.... Read more

Boeing offers to assemble Chinooks in Britain

Boeing offers to assemble Chinooks in Britain

2-Mar-2010Source: Financial Times

Boeing makes Chinooks in Philadelphia and is due to deliver 10 of the 22 new ones direct from the US during the course of 2012 and 2013. It has now offered to shift final assembly for half the order to Britain.... Read more

Boeing Signs Au$44M Contract Expansion for Australian Army Rotary Wing Support

Boeing Signs Au$44M Contract Expansion for Australian Army Rotary Wing Support

27-Feb-2010Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has signed an AU$44 million change proposal with the Commonwealth of Australia to increase the scope of the Army Aviation Training and Training Support (AATTS) contract. Awarded the contract in 2007, Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia has been supporting the Australian Army’s Black Hawk and Kiowa helicopters with pilot, aircrew and technician... Read more

Australian Government confirms funding for seven CH-47F Chinooks

Australian Government confirms funding for seven CH-47F Chinooks

25-Feb-2010Source: Australian Government

The Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, today announced that the Government has given second pass approval to a major project to acquire seven CH‑47F Chinook helicopters for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) at a cost of around $755 million. “The Government has now approved the details of this procurement, announced in last year’s White... Read more

Lockheed Martin Awarded Apache M-TADS/PNVS Performance Based Logistics Follow-On Contract

Lockheed Martin Awarded Apache M-TADS/PNVS Performance Based Logistics Follow-On Contract

24-Feb-2010Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a follow-on Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract to support the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVS) and Modernized TADS/PNVS (M-TADS/PNVS) systems on the AH-64 Apache helicopter. The contract has a potential value of $90 million for 2010. This is the third option for the original... Read more

Longbow LLC Awarded $86M to Support and Sustain UK Apaches

Longbow LLC Awarded $86M to Support and Sustain UK Apaches

24-Feb-2010Source: Lockheed Martin

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), was recently awarded an $86 million contract from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW FCR systems on the United Kingdom Apache AH Mk-1 aircraft. “The LONGBOW FCR is an essential element of U.K. Apache operations in Afghanistan,” said Jerry Garman, LONGBOW... Read more

Vector Aerospace receives Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Vector Aerospace receives Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

23-Feb-2010Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Component Services – UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com ), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services today announced that it has received a 2009 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognise suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Vector Aerospace Component... Read more

Boeing to Emphasize "Adaptability in a Changing Strategic Environment" at AUSA Winter Symposium & Expo

Boeing to Emphasize "Adaptability in a Changing Strategic Environment" at AUSA Winter Symposium & Expo

22-Feb-2010Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a wide array of ground, aviation, support and technology solutions for the U.S. Army at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium & Exposition. Army modernization initiatives, unmanned systems, rotorcraft platforms, network-centric technologies and logistics-support programs will be highlighted at the company’s exhibit and in discussions... Read more

Boeing to Emphasize “Adaptability in a Changing Strategic Environment” at AUSA Winter Symposium & Expo

Boeing to Emphasize “Adaptability in a Changing Strategic Environment” at AUSA Winter Symposium & Expo

22-Feb-2010Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will showcase a wide array of ground, aviation, support and technology solutions for the U.S. Army at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium & Exposition. Army modernization initiatives, unmanned systems, rotorcraft platforms, network-centric technologies and logistics-support programs will be highlighted at the company’s exhibit and in discussions... Read more

PR games after MV-22 Osprey starts (another) grassfire…

PR games after MV-22 Osprey starts (another) grassfire…

22-Feb-2010Source: Next Navy

This week, an MV-22 Osprey released flares and, for the second time, started forest fire out on the East Coast.... Read more

UK military in fresh talks with Boeing and AgustaWestland over Chinook order

UK military in fresh talks with Boeing and AgustaWestland over Chinook order

17-Feb-2010Source: This is the West Country

MP David Laws today welcomed a commitment from Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth to look at the potential for AgustaWestland to work with Boeing on the new order for 22 Chinook helicopters.... Read more

SAIC Awarded $12M Order to Develop US Army Aviation Crew Member Simulators

SAIC Awarded $12M Order to Develop US Army Aviation Crew Member Simulators

12-Feb-2010Source: SAIC

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (SAI 18.66, +0.10, +0.54%) today announced that it was awarded a delivery order by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to develop the first integrated crew member simulators for CH-47 and UH-60 helicopters under the Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module (NCM3) program. The... Read more

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