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French H225M refuels from Airbus A400M for first time

French H225M refuels from Airbus A400M for first time

21-Aug-2020Source: DGA

[electronic translation] On July 22, 2020, the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) and Airbus Helicopters carried out the first refueling test flight with fuel transfer between an A400M Atlas transport aircraft and a Caracal helicopter. Until then, only “dry” in-flight contact tests had been carried out in order to assess the aerodynamic behavior of the... Read more

Airbus provide update on H160 military program

Airbus provide update on H160 military program

10-Feb-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) are pursuing a new set of studies to further the militarisation of the H160 and to define its associated support ecosystem in the frame of the Joint Light Helicopter program (Hélicoptère  Interarmées Léger: HIL).  This contract launches pre-development activities for the military version of the H160, also called the Guépard by the French armed forces,... Read more

Second trial success for MBDA

Second trial success for MBDA

4-Jun-2018Source: MBDA

MBDA’s Sea Venom/ANL missile has successfully completed its second development firing from a French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – Direction Générale de l’Armement) Panther test helicopter at Ile Du Levant in southeast France.The firing, which took place on 18 April 2018, highlighted Sea Venom/ANL’s lock on after launch (LOAL) capabilities. It also validated its aptitude for low-altitude,... Read more

French military awards UAV helicopter development contract to Airbus and Naval Group

French military awards UAV helicopter development contract to Airbus and Naval Group

15-Jan-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

 The DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium. The contract covers de-risking studies ahead of construction of a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator aboard warships. The demonstration project will lead to trials of the drone... Read more

DGA Group Offers Investment Opportunities in Asia’s General Aviation Sector

DGA Group Offers Investment Opportunities in Asia’s General Aviation Sector

9-Mar-2017Source: DGA Group

Dragon General Aviation Group (DGA) http://www.dga.group was launched today as a specialist Asian general aviation group. DGA will hold interests in L’VOYAGE, a Hong Kong-based private jet chartering company; Aerochine, the official Greater China representative for Bell Helicopter; and Aero Infinity, an aviation financing and consulting company based in South East Asia. Together, the Group... Read more

Airbus Helicopters delivers 2 upgraded AS532 for the French Army Aviation

Airbus Helicopters delivers 2 upgraded AS532 for the French Army Aviation

16-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

The French General Directorate for Armament (DGA) took delivery of 2 upgraded AS532 Cougar for the French Army Aviation on Friday the 13th March. Airbus Helicopters was awarded with an ambitious modernization program, by the French General Directorate for Armament, for the 26 Cougar aircraft that are operated by the French Army Aviation. The upgrade... Read more

Turbomeca renews Global Support Package with French Government

Turbomeca renews Global Support Package with French Government

21-Sep-2012Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran group) has renewed the “MCO” (Global Support Package) contract, entitled MCO 2*, with the French Government. Turbomeca undertakes, under the terms of this contract, to ensure availability of the 1,408 turbo-shaft engines equipping French Government helicopters for a 10-year period. These helicopters are used for military and paragovernmental missions of the French Air... Read more

France to upgrade seven Cougars

France to upgrade seven Cougars

31-Oct-2011Source: DGA

[electronic translation] The Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) has ordered 11 October 2011 the renovation of seven Cougar helicopters (six machines in the Army and the Air Force). This command is part of the contract to modernize the entire fleet of military helicopters Cougar Eurocopter notified in January 2008 to 220 million euros. The aim... Read more

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