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Iran unveils new laser-guided missiles for helicopter fleet

Iran unveils new laser-guided missiles for helicopter fleet

10-Aug-2020Source: AMN

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced on Monday, the arming of the guards ‘Cobra’ helicopters with laser-guided missiles and “Mi-171” helicopters with “S-24” missiles. See Full Story.  ... Read more

Three New Helicopter Missiles for Iran

Three New Helicopter Missiles for Iran

1-May-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Iranian Defence Ministry and Army Aviation has recently developed three new combat helicopter missiles. All three are still in testing phase. Named Heydar, Dehlaviyeh and Qamar-e Bani Hashem, each have a range of over 8km even though they are different types of missiles. Heydar is used for ground-based targets and is an air to... Read more

Russian Helicopters to test Ka-226T

Russian Helicopters to test Ka-226T

11-Aug-2017Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) together with Iran Helicopters Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) will test the light utility helicopter Ka-226T for its usability at extremely high temperatures. The tests will be conducted on the Iranian company site within the framework of a memorandum signed by the parties in May 2017 at the... Read more

Russian Helicopters and the IDRO of Iran sign memorandum of understanding

Russian Helicopters and the IDRO of Iran sign memorandum of understanding

10-Apr-2017Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) of Iran have announced new cooperation in potential JV to assemble Russian light civilian helicopters in Iran. A memorandum of understanding was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky and the chairman of the Board of Directors of IDRO Mansour... Read more

Russian Helicopters expanding cooperation with Iranian IHSRC

Russian Helicopters expanding cooperation with Iranian IHSRC

22-Nov-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed an agreement on control of certified repairs with Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) at the 8th International Airshow on Kish Island, Iran. The document is another step for the Russian and Iranian sides on expansion of after-sales service of helicopters produced in Russia, which operate... Read more

Russian Helicopters to showcase at at an airshow in Iran

Russian Helicopters to showcase at at an airshow in Iran

15-Nov-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will feature a range of medium-sized and light multirole helicopters at the 8th International Airshow, November 16-19 on Kish Island, Iran. Visitors can view a Mi-171A2, an Ansat and a Ka-226T in the passenger mode at the Russian Helicopters’ booth. Russian Helicopters will show a wide range of... Read more

Iran negotiates for up to 60 Ansat and Kamov Ka226T

Iran negotiates for up to 60 Ansat and Kamov Ka226T

16-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Iran’s Health Ministry is in negotiations with Russian Helicopters for a supply of 60 light helicopters Ansat and Kamov Ka-226T. Currently Iran holds 50 Russian helicopters, including Mi-17, Mi-171, Mi-171E, Mi-8MTV, Mi-17V5s. The Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company are also discussing the possibility of creating a helicopter maintenance and repair centre. As reported by... Read more

Russian Helicopters strengthening cooperation with Iran

Russian Helicopters strengthening cooperation with Iran

1-Sep-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, for the first time will hold a seminar for Iranian operators and potential customers of Russian helicopters. During the event, which will be held in Tehran from 23 to 25 August, Russian experts will demonstrate current models of civilian helicopters and talk about plans for setting up a... Read more

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

30-Aug-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has conducted a technical examination of the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC).  The audit has resulted in a certificate for a temporary authorization of IHSRC as the only Mi- series aircraft and components repair enterprise in Iran. Russian experts carried out technical examination of the Iranian... Read more

Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

12-Nov-2015Source: Sputnik News

Two contracts have been reached to “in compliance with the memorandum signed in October 2015 with the PANHA factory on its retrofitting,” Alexander Shcherbinin told RIA Novosti at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates.See full story.... Read more

26-Feb-15 Imamzadeh Ebrahim, Iran (3F)

26-Feb-15 Imamzadeh Ebrahim, Iran (3F)

26-Feb-2015

No details released apart from fatality numbers.  One unconfirmed report quotes the type as AB212... Read more

Iran Unveils Homegrown Unmanned Helicopter Drone

Iran Unveils Homegrown Unmanned Helicopter Drone

20-Nov-2014Source: Tasnim News

A domestically-made unmanned helicopter drone was put on display at an international aviation exhibition in southern Iran on Wednesday. See Full Story... Read more

13-Aug-14 6-2414 Agusta-Bell 212 Dayer, Iran

13-Aug-14 6-2414 Agusta-Bell 212 Dayer, Iran

13-Aug-2014

Helicopter came down with significant vertical force, causing the skids to splay out, the cabin to touch the ground and the boom to detach at the root.  That said, the main and tail rotor blades were not damaged.  4 of 6 POB injured... Read more

26-Nov-13 Bell 205 Saravan, Iran

26-Nov-13 Bell 205 Saravan, Iran

26-Nov-2013

Photos show helicopter on its side with blades _undamaged_ but tail ripped away and damage to port stabiliser... Read more

Bell Helicopter loses to Iran in appeals court

Bell Helicopter loses to Iran in appeals court

3-Nov-2013Source: McClatchy

The case focused on the manufacture and marketing of a helicopter that resembles Bell’s Jet Ranger 206  See full story... Read more

02-Jun-13 Alborz Mountains, Iran

02-Jun-13 Alborz Mountains, Iran

2-Jun-2013

Helicopter carrying President Mahmud Ahmadinejad made an emergency landing.  No details.  President on board and an continued his journey by car... Read more

Iran’s new Toufan 2 helicopter looks rather like a Cobra

Iran’s new Toufan 2 helicopter looks rather like a Cobra

3-Jan-2013

Iran has unveiled its latest combat helicopter Toufan 2 during a ceremony attended by the country’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi. (see full story)... Read more

14-Nov-12 Bell 214B Khorassan Razavi, Iran (10F)

14-Nov-12 Bell 214B Khorassan Razavi, Iran (10F)

14-Nov-2012

Struck wires in poor visibility and crashed after rescuing five from a minibus road crash.  A further five crew on board were killed.  Extensive photo cover in news agency photo albums here , here and here... Read more

25-Aug-12 Bell 214 Sardasht, Iran (4F)

25-Aug-12 Bell 214 Sardasht, Iran (4F)

25-Aug-2012

Helicopter crashed about 6 miles from the Iraqi border in northwestern Iran.  Four killed – one Revolutionary Guard member and three crew members.  Bell 214 as a type is not fully confirmed... Read more

PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

15-Aug-2012Source: US DoD

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,079,221 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (48 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22 percent);... Read more

23-Dec-11 Southeast Iran, Iran (2F)

23-Dec-11 Southeast Iran, Iran (2F)

23-Dec-2011

Two killed after a police helicopter hit telecom tower,  located on a base of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards.  Some reports say 3 killed, not 2... Read more

Americans plead guilty to selling helicopter parts to Iran

Americans plead guilty to selling helicopter parts to Iran

27-Jun-2011Source: Sacramento Bee

Michael Edward Todd, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last month to conspiring to illegally export the parts. He is scheduled for sentencing in August.   Hamid “Hank” Seifi, pleaded guilty to that charge and to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Seifi was sentenced to 56 months in prison, followed by three years... Read more

30-May-11 Bell AH-1 Isfahan, Iran (2F)

30-May-11 Bell AH-1 Isfahan, Iran (2F)

30-May-2011

A military helicopter belonging to Iran’s Air Force has crashed near the central city of Isfahan, killing the pilot and co-pilot, a senior Iranian official says.  Deputy Governor of Isfahan Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili said that the crash was caused by technical problems in the helicopter.... Read more

Spain arrests eight and impounds 16+ helicopters being exported to Iran

Spain arrests eight and impounds 16+ helicopters being exported to Iran

27-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Spains’s National Police have aborted the sale of a number of helicopters and fighter parts to Iran and Venezuela. A total of eight arrests have been made in relation to this deal, five Spanish businessmen and three Iranian nationals who had traveled to Spain to formalise the deal. Export of this type of equipment to... Read more

Two Belgians charged with smuggling helicopter parts to Iran

Two Belgians charged with smuggling helicopter parts to Iran

18-May-2011Source: San Francisco Chronicle

The indictment alleges that Willy De Greef, 70, and Frederic Roland Nicolas Depelchin, 39, sent the parts to unidentified customers through their companies, Meca Airways Ltd. and Meca Overseas Airways Ltd, which were also named as defendants.... Read more

08-Feb-11 Maku, Iran

08-Feb-11 Maku, Iran

8-Feb-2011

Blades struck building on take-off.  One passenger was Housing and Urban Development Minister Ali Nikzad... Read more

International Iran confirms willingness to sell helicopters to Bolivia

International Iran confirms willingness to sell helicopters to Bolivia

29-Oct-2010Source: AVN

Bolivian Government has confirmed that they are evaluating a proposal from Iran to supply helicopters. No reference is made to whether they, or any other manufacturer, was asked to submit tenders.... Read more

Iran building attack helicopters, reports loacl news agency

Iran building attack helicopters, reports loacl news agency

4-May-2010Source: El Universal

Iranian defense minister, Ahmad Vahidi, said his country had made new combat helicopters, equipped with antitank missiles and with “full national technology.”... Read more

Iran to present new unmanned helicopter on National Armed Forces Day

Iran to present new unmanned helicopter on National Armed Forces Day

13-Apr-2010Source: Trend

Iran will hold a parade on National Armed Forces Day April 18 with the participation of Iranian Air Force bombers and a new unmanned helicopter... Read more

Iran counterfeiting Bell’s helicopters

Iran counterfeiting Bell’s helicopters

25-Feb-2010Source: http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/iran-counterfeiting-bells-helicopters/

Iran appears determined to not only maintain its enormous fleet of hundreds of Bell helicopters in the wake of the ongoing U.S. arms embargo against it, but also to make indigenous and unauthorized copies of them.... Read more

Iran To Set Up Helicopter Base In Zimbabwe

Iran To Set Up Helicopter Base In Zimbabwe

7-Feb-2010Source: Bernama

Iran has announced plans to set up a helicopter center in Zimbabwe, in a move that will further cement military cooperation between the two countries... Read more

Tehran Technical University flies indigenous helicopter UAV

Tehran Technical University flies indigenous helicopter UAV

1-Feb-2010Source: Aviaport

First Iranian unmanned helicopter designed in the design office of the Tehran Technical University of Amir Kabir... Read more

US agents hold suspected Iran-bound Bell 412

US agents hold suspected Iran-bound Bell 412

14-Dec-2009Source: Dallas Morning News

Federal agents are investigating whether a helicopter they have held for 14 months at an airport in Texas was earmarked for shipment to Iran.... Read more

Russian Helicopters Boosts Presence on Iranian Rotorcraft Market

Russian Helicopters Boosts Presence on Iranian Rotorcraft Market

9-Dec-2009Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters and Iran-based Fanavaran ASEMAN GITI Co. Ltd. have signed an agreement to promote Russian rotorcraft in the Islamic Republic of Iran.... Read more

Iran to manufacture Ukrainian-developed Aerokopter AK1-3

Iran to manufacture Ukrainian-developed Aerokopter AK1-3

8-Sep-2009Source: PressTV

Iran and Ukraine have reportedly reached an agreement to manufacture the AK1-3 ultra-light multi-purpose helicopter in Iran, according to an Iranian official.... Read more

Iran, Ukraine Sign Deal on Transferring Helicopter Technology

Iran, Ukraine Sign Deal on Transferring Helicopter Technology

26-Aug-2009Source: FARS

Iran has signed an agreement with a Ukrainian company to transfer technology for helicopter manufacturing to the Islamic Republic, an Iranian Air Industries official announced on Monday.... Read more

16-Aug-09 (Serial TBA) Bell 214 Shahriar county, Iran (4F)

16-Aug-09 (Serial TBA) Bell 214 Shahriar county, Iran (4F)

16-Aug-2009

16-Aug-09 Shahriar county, Iran... Read more

10-Aug-09  Agusta-Bell AB205 nr Kerman, Iran (3F)

10-Aug-09 Agusta-Bell AB205 nr Kerman, Iran (3F)

10-Aug-2009

10-Aug-09 Bell B205 nr Kerman, Iran... Read more

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Iranian Army Bell AH-1 Cobra

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Iranian Army Bell AH-1 Cobra

6-Apr-2009Source: Airliners.net

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