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US Apache join counter-ISIL fight, says US Dept of Defense

US Apache join counter-ISIL fight, says US Dept of Defense

15-Jun-2016Source: US DoD

U.S. Apache helicopters have entered the fight in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters.  “Commanders have used the Apache capability that we positioned there and that [President Barack Obama] authorized them to use some months ago,” Carter said as he traveled to Brussels for meetings... Read more

Qatar order for 24 AH-64E Apaches confirmed

Qatar order for 24 AH-64E Apaches confirmed

8-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The US Department of Defense yesterday confirmed the order of twenty-four AH-64E Apache helicopters from the middle eastern country of Qatar, along with one Longbow crew trainer, ground support equipment and Thales avionics.  Boeing has been awarded a $667M contract. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31,... Read more

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

7-Jun-2016Source: FL Technics

FL Technics has successfully completed a cooperation project launched together with the United States Armed Forces. Under the project, FL Technics provided support services as well as secured appropriate conditions for the maintenance of heavy-lift helicopters CH-47 Chinook conducted by the U.S. Army 160th SOAR (A). The U.S. Armed Forces chose Lithuania as its base... Read more

MV-22 air-to-air refueling role confirmed

MV-22 air-to-air refueling role confirmed

31-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

At the end of last week, the US Dept of Defense confirmed a $58.7M delivery order for non-recurring engineering and logistics services in support of the development and integration of the V-22 aerial refueling system for the MV-22.  Work will be predominantly be performed in Davenport, Iowa and Boeing’s plant at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and... Read more

AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

26-May-2016Source: AEM

The Boeing Company has selected AEM (Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp) to supply the Internal PA System (IPS) for use on the CH-47 Chinook Helicopters for the Indian Government. This is the first time that the Chinook has been equipped with an Internal Public Address System, and AEM is pleased to provide the solution. “AEM has... Read more

L-3 Link CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers released for training

L-3 Link CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers released for training

26-May-2016Source: L-3 Link

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that two CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) it installed at the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI Warrior Hall facility have been released for training. L-3 Link performed work on the CH-47F OFTs under a contract modification from CSRA, prime contractor on the U.S. Army’s Flight School... Read more

Columbia Helicopters Chinook fights first fire

Columbia Helicopters Chinook fights first fire

11-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Columbia Helicopters reported recently that they had added internal fire fighting tanks to its fleet of CH-47D Chinook helicopters this season, and now they have confirmed that their aircraft N471CH has fought its first fire in Minnesota. Working in the land of 10,000 lakes, the Chinook and crew fought a 100 acre fire and was... Read more

Parker Hannifin awarded $8.5M more for V-22 aircraft heat stack assemblies

Parker Hannifin awarded $8.5M more for V-22 aircraft heat stack assemblies

10-May-2016Source: US DoD

Parker Hannifin Corp., Irvine, California, has been awarded a maximum $8,537,278 modification (P00071) to a five-year base contract (SPE4AX-14-D-9413), with one five-year option period for V-22 aircraft heat stack assemblies. This is a firm-fixed-price, requirements contract. Location of performance is California, with a July 31, 2019, performance completion date. Using military service is Air Force.... Read more

India becomes 11th International Customer for Apache Longbow Radar

India becomes 11th International Customer for Apache Longbow Radar

5-May-2016Source: Longbow

The U.S. Army awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LLC) a $57.1 million foreign military sale contract to provide the Indian Air Force with LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) systems for their new Apache AH-64E helicopters. LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). Under this contract,... Read more

Columbia Helicopters wins US Forest Service contracts

Columbia Helicopters wins US Forest Service contracts

22-Apr-2016Source: Columbia Helicopters

With fire season rapidly approaching in the Western United States, Columbia Helicopters is prepared once again to assist in battling wildland fires. The Oregon-based company has five aircraft under contract with the U.S. Forest Service this season, and more helicopters could be made available if needed. “We have a long history of supporting Forest Service... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded a further $55M for V-22 repairs

Bell-Boeing awarded a further $55M for V-22 repairs

21-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded $55,000,000 for modification of delivery order 0006 to previously awarded contract N00019-09-D-0008 for the repair of various parts on the V-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80 percent); and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (20 percent), and will be completed by December 2017. ... Read more

Australia retires a Chinook to War Memorial museum

Australia retires a Chinook to War Memorial museum

20-Apr-2016

Chinook A15-202 was part of the army’s fleet of CH-47D Chinooks that were in near continuous use in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2013, and is the only D-Model in the fleet to have taken enemy fire — during an incident in 2009, for which the pilot was awarded a medal for bravery.  See full story... Read more

Netherlands to receive another 12 CH-47F Chinooks

Netherlands to receive another 12 CH-47F Chinooks

18-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

“Boeing, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $308,035,700 modification (P00042) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 (Holland) for 12 CH-47F helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of April 15, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $308,035,700 were obligated at the time of the... Read more

US Army orders 117 AH-64E Apaches in $922M contract

US Army orders 117 AH-64E Apaches in $922M contract

11-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $922,628,257 modification (PZ0011) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0018 for 117 AH-64E remanufactured Apache helicopters.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $922,628,257 were obligated at the time of the... Read more

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $8.7M for V-22 computer frequency generator repair

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $8.7M for V-22 computer frequency generator repair

11-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

Hamilton Sundstrand, Rockford, Illinois, is being awarded $8,696,829 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7011 under a previously awarded long-term contract (N00383-12-D-011N) for the repair of the computer frequency generator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of both MV-22 (Marines) and CV-22 (Air Force).  Work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and is expected to be... Read more

US Army Apache pilots conduct over-water training with US Navy

US Army Apache pilots conduct over-water training with US Navy

8-Apr-2016Source: US Army

For the first time, Soldiers from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), teamed up with sailors from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two (HSC-2), to conduct a weeklong overwater exercise that began March 14 at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. Sailors from HSC-2, also known as the “Fleet Angels,” spent the week with the... Read more

CAE to upgrade two Royal Air Force Chinook simulators

CAE to upgrade two Royal Air Force Chinook simulators

6-Apr-2016Source: CAE

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract amendment to CAE to upgrade two of the CH-47 Chinook dynamic mission simulators at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) at RAF Benson. CAE will install the digital automatic flying control system (DAFCS) in each of the simulators to ensure concurrency with... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $151M to develop the CMV-22B Osprey variant

Bell-Boeing awarded $151M to develop the CMV-22B Osprey variant

6-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $151,274,907 for cost-plus- fixed-fee order 0130 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for non-recurring engineering services associated with the development of the capability for the Navy variant of the V-22 (CMV-22B) to perform the carrier on-board delivery mission.  The capability being added to the... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $14M for CV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment

Bell-Boeing awarded $14M for CV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment

6-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $14,485,959 for cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to delivery order 0096 previously issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 in support of the V-22 aircraft.  This modification provides for the procurement of nonrecurring engineering in support of the CV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment (IASE) joint urgent operational need effort... Read more

Boeing awarded $37M for ongoing AH-64 logistics program

Boeing awarded $37M for ongoing AH-64 logistics program

6-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $37,793,822 modification (P00014) to contract W58RGZ-15-C-0017 for the continuation of the Apache Helicopter 64 (AH-64) Performance Based Logistics program.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $37,793,822 were obligated at... Read more

Dallas Avionics to distribute Voyager Power Source from Avion Power

Dallas Avionics to distribute Voyager Power Source from Avion Power

6-Apr-2016Source: Dallas Avionics

Dallas Avionics is now a distributor of Avion Power’s Voyager Power Source. The Voyager is designed to start aircraft engines and provide auxiliary power. On a single charge, a Voyager provides 10 or more turbine engine starts, powers on-board electronics for an hour, or provides a combination of auxiliary power and starting power. Voyager is... Read more

Australian Defence Force sued by family of pilot killed in 2011

Australian Defence Force sued by family of pilot killed in 2011

4-Apr-2016Source: Herald Sun

Lieutenant Marcus Case, 27, was killed and five other service personnel injured when a Chinook helicopter they were in crashed near the Aussie base at Tarin Kowt in May 2011  See full story See also HeliHub.com page for this accident – 30-May-11 Boeing CH-47D Tarin Kot, Afghanistan (1F)... Read more

Boeing awarded $184M Apache contract

Boeing awarded $184M Apache contract

29-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded an $184,930,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Apache helicopter full-rate production in Lot 7.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $184,930,000 were obligated at... Read more

Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell US Congress

Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell US Congress

18-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Rotorcraft modernization, severely affected by budget cuts, is just now getting back on track, Army and Air Force officials told a House panel yesterday. Army Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, the military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air... Read more

Boeing awarded $896M for 12 new and 27 upgraded CH-47Fs

Boeing awarded $896M for 12 new and 27 upgraded CH-47Fs

16-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $896,929,889 modification (P00040) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for cargo (CH-47F) helicopter multiyear for production lot 14 for 27 renew helicopters and 12 new build helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 20, 2020.  Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other... Read more

AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

16-Mar-2016Source: AmSafe Bridport

AmSafe Bridport wins two contracts from the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the development and supply of internal cargo restraint nets for their NH90 and Chinook helicopters. Bridport, UK, March 2016: following a tender process AmSafe Bridport Limited has been awarded two contracts from the Netherlands DMO for the development and supply of internal... Read more

Honeywell awarded $9.5M for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines

Honeywell awarded $9.5M for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines

10-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Honeywell International, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $9,585,183 modification (P00040) to contract W58RGZ-11-C-0039 for technical and logistics support for the repair of CH-47 T-55 engines.  Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 29, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,585,183 were obligated at... Read more

Boeing awarded $10M contract for Apache tail rotor blades

Boeing awarded $10M contract for Apache tail rotor blades

10-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $9,849,966 modification (0030) to contract W58RGZ-14-G-0005 for Apache helicopter rotary tail blades.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,849,966 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting... Read more

Tiltrotor documentary re-released at lower price

Tiltrotor documentary re-released at lower price

29-Feb-2016Source: Aeronautic Pictures

The world’s first independent tiltrotor (or tilt rotor) development documentary, Tiltrotor and The Future, is newly available for “download to own” delivery at an unprecedented low price exclusively from http://aeronauticpictures.com/buy/download/v-22-osprey-documentary/ The first of its kind hour-long film was originally released in 1987, before the now operational and controversial V-22 Osprey had ever flown. The aviation... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $8.3M order for MV-22 TCAS

Bell-Boeing awarded $8.3M order for MV-22 TCAS

16-Feb-2016Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $8,332,880 for cost-plus- fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order 0113 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the MV-22.  This order is for the non-recurring engineering efforts to retrofit the MV-22 with the Traffic Collision Avoidance System.  Work will be performed at Ridley Park,... Read more

MV-22 proves firefighting capability in Cal Fire exercise

MV-22 proves firefighting capability in Cal Fire exercise

15-Feb-2016Source: USMC

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 supported the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) in a fire fighting exercise aboard Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base, California, Feb. 11.  The Marines with VMM-165 flew out to Diamond Valley Lake on Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base in an MV-22B Osprey to perform bucket dips... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $15M order for V-22 survivability equipment

Bell-Boeing awarded $15M order for V-22 survivability equipment

15-Feb-2016Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $15,194,706 modification to previously issued delivery order 0096 placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 to exercise an option for integrated aircraft survivability equipment 24 A-kits for MV-22 aircraft to meet the joint urgent operational need in support of the Marine Corps.  Work will be performed... Read more

First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

9-Feb-2016Source: CAE

During a ceremony held today at Garrison Petawawa, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) formally graduated its first class of CH-147F Chinook helicopter aircrews who took part in the new, comprehensive Field Trials Course. Photos of the event will be available for download at www.cae.com/photos. A total of ten RCAF CH-147 Chinook aircrew – six... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $20M more on V-22 flight test contract

Bell-Boeing awarded $20M more on V-22 flight test contract

31-Jan-2016Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $20,809,451 cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to a previously issued delivery order (0122) placed against a basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the MV-22.  This modification exercises an option for flight test sustainment support including test planning and execution, flight clearances, and technical reviews. Work will... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $11M more on V-22 training device contract

Bell-Boeing awarded $11M more on V-22 training device contract

31-Jan-2016Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded an $11,314,491 cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to a previously issued delivery order (0090) placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006.  This modification to exercise options for common software support for the MV/CV-22, and training and training device support for the MV-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed at Philadelphia,... Read more

ViaSat tactical terminal to be fitted to production AH-64Es

ViaSat tactical terminal to be fitted to production AH-64Es

29-Jan-2016Source: ViaSat

The first fliThe Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has awarded ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, a contract for the production of approximately 90 Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals (STT) for the Lots 5 and 6 of the AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter production line. The AH-64 Apache is the world’s... Read more

M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

24-Jan-2016Source: US DoD

M-1 Support Services LP; Denton, Texas, has been awarded an estimated $12,028,752 modification (P00008) to exercise an option to previously awarded contract FA3002-15-C-0004. Contractor will provide aircrew and maintenance services for the CV-22 aircraft, UH-1N and HH-60G helicopters, associated engines, and mission support equipment of the 58th Maintenance Group. Work will be performed at Kirtland... Read more

All Metal MS supplies huge maintenance stands to Columbia Helicopters

All Metal MS supplies huge maintenance stands to Columbia Helicopters

21-Jan-2016Source: All Metal MS

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of solution-driven custom “safety first” Maintenance Stands, Fall Protection Platforms, Hangar Equipment and Specialty Tooling announced that it delivered a customized line of Fall Protection Platforms to Columbia Helicopters Portland, Oregon facility. All Metal developed the concept of designing an adjustable Fall Protection Platform,... Read more

Sky Aviation becomes first CH-46E Sea Knight civilian owner/operator

Sky Aviation becomes first CH-46E Sea Knight civilian owner/operator

18-Jan-2016Source: Sky Aviation

Sky Aviation is officially the first Civilian owner and operator of a CH-46E Sea Knight.  Our long road began in March of 2014 when we bought four airframes from the GSA auction.  With many hurdles in our path and much help we finally received our completed Type Certificate in July of 2015 and have an... Read more

LockMart wins $38M contract for Apache M-TADS/PNVS

LockMart wins $38M contract for Apache M-TADS/PNVS

7-Jan-2016Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $31.8 million contract in December 2015 to sustain the AH-64D/E Apache’s targeting and pilotage system, the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS). This Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) contract enables M-TADS/PNVS mission readiness, drives reliability and maintainability improvements, and reduces operation and support costs. A... Read more

2016 Strategy Guide for top 6 military helicopter manufacturers

2016 Strategy Guide for top 6 military helicopter manufacturers

7-Jan-2016Source: ReportBuyer

Military helicopters have been an integral component of the force structure of armed forces globally and with increasing threat from terrorism & extremism; their significance for carrying out anti-insurgency based operations has grown further manifold in a complex, challenging, uncertain & rapidly evolving global geo-political environment. The demand & acquisition scenario for military equipment has... Read more

Special Ops V-22 maintainers win 2015 Maintenance Excellence award

Special Ops V-22 maintainers win 2015 Maintenance Excellence award

14-Dec-2015Source: U S Air Force

The Department of Defense named the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron the 2015 winner of the Phoenix Award for Maintenance Excellence, during this year’s secretary of defense awards ceremony held Dec. 8. The Phoenix Award is presented annually to designate the single best maintenance unit out of that year’s six Secretary of Defense Field-Level... Read more

Greece prosecutes businessman over Apache contract 10 years ago

Greece prosecutes businessman over Apache contract 10 years ago

14-Dec-2015Source: Ekathimerini

Prosecutors have brought new charges against businessman Thomas Liakounakos and a former high-ranking Defense Ministry official in connection with the purchase of Apache military helicopters more than a decade ago. See Full Story... Read more

Finmeccanica denies Boeing approached them to buy UK arm of AgustaWestland

Finmeccanica denies Boeing approached them to buy UK arm of AgustaWestland

14-Dec-2015Source: Reuters

Italy’s Finmeccanica (SIFI.MI) has not received any offer for the British arm of its helicopter business AgustaWestland and does not plan to sell it anyway, the aerospace and defense group’s chief executive, Mauro Moretti, said on Friday. See Full Story... Read more

UK receives 60th Chinook

UK receives 60th Chinook

7-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing has confirmed delivery of the 14th Mk.6 Chinook to the UK’s Royal Air Force, taking its fleet to 60 aircraft.  The event also coincided with the 35th anniversary of Chinook operations for the UK. “Since they were introduced into service in 1980, our Chinook fleet has played an integral supporting role for British forces and... Read more

02-Dec-15 Boeing AH-64 Clarksville, US-Tennessee

02-Dec-15 Boeing AH-64 Clarksville, US-Tennessee

2-Dec-2015

Apache from  101st Airborne Division crashed around 7pm on a night training flight... Read more

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $9M delivery order for V-22 frequency generator work

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $9M delivery order for V-22 frequency generator work

30-Nov-2015Source: US DoD

Hamilton Sundstrand, Rockford, Illinois, is being awarded $8,974,879 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7010 under previously awarded long-term contract N00383-12-D-011N for repair of the constant frequency generator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of both MV-22 (Marines), and CV-22 (Air Force). Work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and is expected to be completed by... Read more

23-Nov-15 Boeing AH-64 Wonju, Korea (2F)

23-Nov-15 Boeing AH-64 Wonju, Korea (2F)

23-Nov-2015

US Army Apache crashed after hitting wires on a routine training mission, killing both on board.  Post crash fire.  Debris scattered across a road 500m from nearest houses.  The authorities reported wire among the wreckage and the upper part of a nearby high-voltage tower was damaged.... Read more

Indian conglomerate Tata to build AH-64 fuselages for Boeing

Indian conglomerate Tata to build AH-64 fuselages for Boeing

12-Nov-2015Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Tata Advanced Systems today announced a joint venture (JV) that will manufacture aerostructures for aircraft and collaborate on integrated systems development opportunities in India. The JV will initially create a manufacturing center of excellence to produce aerostructures for the AH-64 Apache helicopter and to compete for additional manufacturing work packages across... Read more

Boeing awarded $51M for AH-64E mod

Boeing awarded $51M for AH-64E mod

9-Nov-2015Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $51,200,000 modification (P00018) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0055 for Version 4 retrofit kits for the Apache helicopter, AH-64E, Lots 1-4.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $25,088,000 were obligated at the... Read more

V-22 to be tested with French Aircraft Carrier

V-22 to be tested with French Aircraft Carrier

9-Nov-2015Source: Navy Recognition

On September 28, 2015, the French Navy Naval Aviation Practical Experimentation Center (centre d’expérimentations pratiques de l’aéronautique navale – CEPA) validated during a closing conference the interoperability between Mistral class LHDs and the Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft. See Full Story... Read more

Arizona NG hosts six more Apache states in Gunfighter Fly-in contest

Arizona NG hosts six more Apache states in Gunfighter Fly-in contest

6-Nov-2015Source: US Air Force

The Arizona National Guard is hosting the inaugural Gunfighter Fly-in at Silverbell Army Heliport here Nov. 1 to Nov. 6. Seven of the eight states in the National Guard that operate the AH-64D Apache helicopters—Arizona, Idaho, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah—sent two of their best company-grade crews and maintenance support personnel to... Read more

QinetiQ wins £5.2m contract to support UK Chinook upgrade

QinetiQ wins £5.2m contract to support UK Chinook upgrade

29-Oct-2015Source: QinetiQ

QinetiQ has signed a £5.2m contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to independently evaluate Boeing’s Digital Automatic Flight Control System upgrades to the Chinook helicopter. As Boeing conducts a series of upgrades to the aircraft, QinetiQ will provide independent technical evaluation and advice to the MOD Chinook Project Team. QinetiQ will work with... Read more

USAF CV-22 crew win top award

USAF CV-22 crew win top award

28-Oct-2015Source: US Air Force

The Cannon military flying community, leaders, family and local supporters gathered in Hanger 196 to recognize a group of heroes who risked their lives in combat late last year to save the lives of others, Oct. 16. Capt. Jonathan Seagle, Capt. John Vandenbemden, Staff Sgt. Spencer Seymore and Staff Sgt. Daniel Teel, members of the... Read more

First Chinooks arrive at RAF Benson

First Chinooks arrive at RAF Benson

27-Oct-2015Source: Chinooks

The first Chinook helicopters and around 150 personnel moved to RAF Benson on Wednesday as the Chinook Operational Conversion Flight joined their Puma colleagues. The Chinook Operational Conversion Flight, which will eventually see 6 Chinook aircraft based at RAF Benson, joined the Puma Operational Conversion Flight to form the combined Puma and Chinook Operational Conversion... Read more

26-Oct-15 Boeing AH-64 Elkton, US-Kentucky

26-Oct-15 Boeing AH-64 Elkton, US-Kentucky

26-Oct-2015

Emergency landing on sports field after suspected fire.  No injuries or damage.  Helicopter operating from Fort Campbell... Read more

US Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets from BAE Systems

US Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets from BAE Systems

14-Oct-2015Source: BAE Systems

The U.S. Army has procured an initial quantity of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rockets for use in ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This deployment marks the first time U.S. Army personnel will be able to benefit from the laser-guided rocket, which has proven highly successful for the U.S. Navy... Read more

US National Defense Authorization Act expected to approve $2.8 Billion for Bell military programs

US National Defense Authorization Act expected to approve $2.8 Billion for Bell military programs

6-Oct-2015Source: Congressman Thornberry

The first National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be passed during U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee is headed to the Senate for approval and then to the President’s desk. The bill includes funding for Sheppard Air Force Base, the Pantex Plant, and the V-22 Osprey program at Bell... Read more

France completes testing of V-22 on Helicopter Landing Deck

France completes testing of V-22 on Helicopter Landing Deck

1-Oct-2015Source: French Navy

On September 28, 2015, CEPA ( centre d’expérimentations pratiques et de réception de l’aéronautique navale – the Centre for Practical Experimentation and reception) held the closing conference regarding the interoperability between BPCs (bâtiment de projection et de commandement – protection and command vessel) and the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aboard the French Navy command ship Dixmude. This... Read more

Timken awarded $46M three-year Apache transmission contract

Timken awarded $46M three-year Apache transmission contract

1-Oct-2015Source: US DoD

Timken Aerospace Transmissions LLC, Manchester, Connecticut, was awarded a $46,388,901 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for the maintenance and overhaul of the Apache AH-64 A/D main transmission.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2018. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting... Read more

Boeing confirms Indian Apache and Chinook order

Boeing confirms Indian Apache and Chinook order

30-Sep-2015Source: Boeing

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing [NYSE: BA] for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions. India will receive 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Both are the newest... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $18M contract for AH-64D/E sensor ocomponents

Lockheed Martin awarded $18M contract for AH-64D/E sensor ocomponents

28-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $18,088,906 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for field service representative support of the sensor components of the AH-64D/E Apache system, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2019.  One bid was solicited with one received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order.... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $20.8M for MV-22B Block C work

Bell-Boeing awarded $20.8M for MV-22B Block C work

27-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $20,879,917 for cost-plus- fixed-fee delivery order 0112 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the MV-22.  This order provides for non-recurring efforts for the development, qualification test, integration, airworthiness substantiation, flight test demonstration and validation/verification of the unique configuration into MV-22B Block... Read more

Indian Government confirms $10 Billion deal for 22 Apaches and 15 Chinooks

Indian Government confirms $10 Billion deal for 22 Apaches and 15 Chinooks

25-Sep-2015Source: The Economic Times

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) today cleared a multi-billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing. See Full Story... Read more

Boeing awarded $12.4M contract for one Apache Longbow crew trainer

Boeing awarded $12.4M contract for one Apache Longbow crew trainer

22-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri was awarded a $12,461,218 modification (P00006) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0086 for one additional Longbow crew trainer for the Apache helicopter program.  Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,461,218 were obligated at... Read more

Dutch air force chief dissatisfied with US Army helicopter future plans

Dutch air force chief dissatisfied with US Army helicopter future plans

17-Sep-2015Source: UPI

The U.S. military’s Future Vertical Lift program to develop new battlefield helicopters does not impress the top air force chief in the Netherlands. See Full Story... Read more

Boeing completes delivery of seven Chinooks to Australian military

Boeing completes delivery of seven Chinooks to Australian military

14-Sep-2015Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the seventh CH-47F Chinook to the Australian Army on budget August 10th, three weeks ahead of schedule, supporting modernization of Australia’s cargo helicopter fleet and eventually replacing the Commonwealth’s six older CH-47D Chinooks. The seven advanced Chinooks were ordered as part of a U.S. Government Foreign Military Sales agreement with Australia... Read more

Netherlands orders 14 CH-47F Chinooks, and upgrades 6 more

Netherlands orders 14 CH-47F Chinooks, and upgrades 6 more

13-Sep-2015Source: Ministrie van Defensie

[electronic translation] Defence bought 14 new Chinook transport helicopters and six modernize existing equipment. The number of Chinooks thus goes from 17 to 20. This was announced by Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert today in a letter to the Lower House. Defence now has 11 Chinooks of the type CH-47D, and 6 of the type CH-47F (NL).The... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $19.8M for MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment

Bell-Boeing awarded $19.8M for MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment

8-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $19,828,419 for cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to delivery order 0096 previously issued against a basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22.  This modification provides for the procurement of additional nonrecurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment (IASE) universal urgent needs effort... Read more

US approves $3 Billion upgrade of 50 Apaches to AH-64E standard

US approves $3 Billion upgrade of 50 Apaches to AH-64E standard

3-Sep-2015Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for AH-64E APACHE GUARDIAN Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.00 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 26,... Read more

Boeing takes Apache to Poland’s largest Defence Show

Boeing takes Apache to Poland’s largest Defence Show

28-Aug-2015Source: Boeing

The Boeing [NYSE:BA] AH-64 Apache attack helicopter will be making its first appearance at the largest defense show in Poland – the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition – in Kielce, September 1-4. The AH-64 Apache is currently under consideration for the Polish Kruk Attack Helicopter Program. It is the most advanced multirole combat helicopter and... Read more

Billings Flying Service Chinook on standby for Montana firefighting

Billings Flying Service Chinook on standby for Montana firefighting

26-Aug-2015Source: Daily Inter Lake

A private contractor has been part the firefighting effort in Northwest Montana attacking fires from above. See Full Story... Read more

Columbia Chinook added to Cal Fire fleet

Columbia Chinook added to Cal Fire fleet

25-Aug-2015Source: KRCR News

CAL FIRE is beefing up their aerial firefighting fleet with a newly stationed “stage one,” or large, chopper at the Chico Municipal Airport. See Full Story... Read more

First Apaches arrive in Alaska from Germany

First Apaches arrive in Alaska from Germany

20-Aug-2015Source: Stars And Stripes

The first of 24 Apache AH-64 attack helicopters arrived Tuesday at their new home, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. See Full Story... Read more

Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

19-Aug-2015Source: US DoD

Bristol Engineering Service Corp.,* Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $14,982,443 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a Type A high bay corrosion control hanger at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.  The hangar will have an access apron to support local implementation of the integrated maintenance concept/plan for H-1 and MV-22 series aircraft.  Construction includes... Read more

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