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Possible Foreign Military Sale of 5 Armed B407GX

Possible Foreign Military Sale of 5 Armed B407GX

8-Oct-2018Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of five (5) Armed Bell 407GX helicopters configured with M240 7.62mm Machine Guns for an estimated cost of $82.5 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 3, 2018. The... Read more

Bell awarded $22M contract for Foreign Military Sales of 407GX to Iraq

Bell awarded $22M contract for Foreign Military Sales of 407GX to Iraq

11-Jul-2017Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a $22,050,000 modification (P00022) to foreign military sales (Iraq) contract W58RGZ-15-C-0070 for one additional year of contractor logistics support (CLS) and adding Iraq’s Bell 407GX helicopters to the fleet being covered by that CLS, as well as procuring 407GX spare parts for repair efforts to those aircraft.... Read more

Iraq Ministry of Oil receives four EC145s

Iraq Ministry of Oil receives four EC145s

30-Jun-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Last month, Airbus delivered the final two of four H145 helicopters ordered by the Iraq Ministry of Oil. The contract with the South Oil Company, a government owned company of the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, was signed in June 2014. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has selected Airbus as its helicopter provider for its aviation... Read more

13-May-17 Bell 407 Mosul, Iraq

13-May-17 Bell 407 Mosul, Iraq

13-May-2017

Helicopter shot down from ground fire.  Reports do not agree as to whether the two occupants were fatally injured or not.  In one report, a Bell 407 is shown with holes in the front windscreen... Read more

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

Iraqi EC635 armament upgrade completed

Iraqi EC635 armament upgrade completed

5-Aug-2015Source: Defence Web

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... Read more

Bell award $55M for support of Iraq helicopters

Bell award $55M for support of Iraq helicopters

15-Jul-2015Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a $55,600,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales contract (Iraq) for technical advice and maintenance and logistics support for maintenance and logistics for Bell aircraft. Work will be performed in Iraq with an estimated completion date of Aug. 7, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015... Read more

Bell delivers sixteen 407GXs to Iraq

Bell delivers sixteen 407GXs to Iraq

26-Feb-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale and delivery of 16 new Bell 407GXs to BBM Inc. of Reno, Nevada. The aircraft will be operated in the Middle East, and configured to suit a changing variety of urgent mission profiles, ranging from casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) to reconnaissance. The aircraft were... Read more

12-Dec-14 Eurocopter EC635T2+ Samarra, Iraq (2F)

12-Dec-14 Eurocopter EC635T2+ Samarra, Iraq (2F)

12-Dec-2014

Reported shot down by Islamic State group militants... Read more

08-Oct-14 Bell 407 Beiji, Iraq (2F)

08-Oct-14 Bell 407 Beiji, Iraq (2F)

8-Oct-2014

The helicopter was allegedly downed by IS with a shoulder fired missile.  One report says three fatalities... Read more

27-Aug-14 Mil Mi-8 Tikrit, Iraq

27-Aug-14 Mil Mi-8 Tikrit, Iraq

27-Aug-2014

A helicopter from the Iraqi Air Force was allegedly shot down north of Tikrit by ISIS insurgents... Read more

12-Aug-14 Mil Mi-17 Sinjar, Iraq (1F)

12-Aug-14 Mil Mi-17 Sinjar, Iraq (1F)

12-Aug-2014

Helicopter was involved in evacuating people in a humanitarian emergency situation in northern Iraq.  Crashed – killing the pilot (reported as “Majed”) – possibly due to overloading. Those on board included Yazidi member of parliament, Vian Dakheel New York Times reporter Alissa Rubin – see story Australian photographer Adam Ferguson, freelancing for the New York... Read more

Iraq – $500M contract for Helicopter Sustainment Support

Iraq – $500M contract for Helicopter Sustainment Support

30-Jul-2014Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for aviation sustainment support, on-the-job maintenance training and maintenance advice and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale... Read more

26-Jun-14 Mil MI-35 Tikrit, Iraq (5F)

26-Jun-14 Mil MI-35 Tikrit, Iraq (5F)

26-Jun-2014

Shot down by insurgents.  All 5 POB killed.  The link given is reported to be the subject helicopter, but we have not been able to corroborate that.  Similarly one source quotes registration YI-352 but no supporting evidence... Read more

22-Feb-14 Karma, Iraq (4F)

22-Feb-14 Karma, Iraq (4F)

22-Feb-2014

Shot down by militants while on reconnaissance flight... Read more

Iraq files $4.8 billion request for 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters

Iraq files $4.8 billion request for 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters

28-Jan-2014Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AH-64E APACHE LONGBOW Attack Helicopters  and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $4.8 billion. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 24 AH-64E APACHE LONGBOW Attack Helicopters, 56 T700-GE-701D... Read more

Second Iraq request worth $1.37B covers lease and associated equipment

Second Iraq request worth $1.37B covers lease and associated equipment

28-Jan-2014Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for support for APACHE lease and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.37 billion. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 8 AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System, 3 T-700-GE-701D engines,... Read more

Bell get another $18.5M to support Iraq-based helicopters

Bell get another $18.5M to support Iraq-based helicopters

8-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc, Hurst, Texas, was awarded an $18,556,810 modification (P00010) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0030 to procure six additional months of contractor logistics support for Bell 407, Huey, Jet Ranger, and OH-58A&C helicopters.  Fiscal 2014 funds in the amount of $18,556,810 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is Aug. 8,... Read more

Bell awarded $18M six month contract extension for Iraq support

Bell awarded $18M six month contract extension for Iraq support

19-Dec-2013Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded an $18,556,810 modification (P00009) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0030 for an undefined contract action for six additional months of contractor logistics support for the Bell 407, Huey, Jet Ranger, and OH-58A&C helicopters in Al Taji, Iraq, in accordance with foreign military sales case IQ-B-UDZ.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds... Read more

Bell settles with family of Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq OH-58D crash

Bell settles with family of Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq OH-58D crash

5-Dec-2013Source: Amarillo Globe News

Lawyers have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Tennessee National Guard soldier who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq.  See full story... Read more

02-Oct-13 Baiji, Iraq (4F)

02-Oct-13 Baiji, Iraq (4F)

2-Oct-2013

Unidentified militants shot down a military helicopter in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing all four crew members, police sources said.... Read more

RAF Merlin Force returns from 10 years of continual operational deployments

RAF Merlin Force returns from 10 years of continual operational deployments

27-Sep-2013Source: RAF

The RAF Merlin Force is celebrating its return from 10 years of continual operational deployments following the withdrawal from Afghanistan. The RAF Merlins, which are based at RAF Benson, Oxfordshire first deployed to Bosnia in 2003 and have since provided essential helicopter lift for land forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. With the first Merlin helicopters... Read more

Iraq requests twelve Bell 412EP for SAR

Iraq requests twelve Bell 412EP for SAR

31-Jul-2013Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters equipped with Star... Read more

Iraqi Army receives last of 24 Bell 407s

Iraqi Army receives last of 24 Bell 407s

23-May-2013Source: US Army

The Army completed a significant milestone in helping to maintain stability in Iraq now that the U.S. military have departed from that theater of operations. The Project Office for Armed Scout Helicopters, along with several representatives from different organizations on Redstone Arsenal, made the eighth delivery of the Iraqi Armed-407 Bell helicopters to Iraq. Three... Read more

Bell awarded $85M contract for FMS work in Iraq and Taiwan

Bell awarded $85M contract for FMS work in Iraq and Taiwan

15-May-2013Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, foreign military sales (FMS) contract with a maximum value of $85,400,000 for engineering and technical support services.  This FMS contract is in support of Iraq and Taiwan.  Performance location and type of appropriation will be determined with each order.  The bid was solicited through the... Read more

19-Apr-13 Habaniya, Iraq

19-Apr-13 Habaniya, Iraq

19-Apr-2013

All four on board seriously injured... Read more

Three more 407s delivered to Iraqi military

Three more 407s delivered to Iraqi military

25-Jan-2013Source: US Army

The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command with U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Program Executive Office Aviation facilitated and delivered three Bell 407 Scout helicopters to Iraqi Army Aviation today. This marks the sixth completed delivery of Iraqi Armed 407 Scout helicopter through Foreign Military Sales that began in 2010. “Many of the organizations... Read more

Famous Lynx retires to Fleet Air Arm Museum

Famous Lynx retires to Fleet Air Arm Museum

3-May-2012

Lynx XZ720 shot up or sank five Iraqi warships in three days in January 1991 – and also came through machine-gun fire in the Falklands. The five tallies painted on the cabin door show that this Lynx has seen some action. It is, for this is one of the most battle-hardened helicopters in recent Royal... Read more

Bell awarded support agreement for Iraqi Bell 407s

Bell awarded support agreement for Iraqi Bell 407s

15-Apr-2012Source: Bell

NOTE – We are running the Bell press release verbatim below.  Bell issued their press release on 13th April, but HeliHub.com had already run the story on 9th April…. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), was awarded a contract by US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Alabama  for the procurement of contractor logistics support... Read more

US State Dept orders three more S61T taking total to 29

US State Dept orders three more S61T taking total to 29

9-Nov-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced that the U.S. Department of State (DoS) has ordered three additional upgraded S-61 utility helicopters, bringing the total number purchased by DoS to 29 aircraft to date. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. “The S-61 helicopter is known... Read more

640th ASB wraps up its mission for Operation New Dawn

640th ASB wraps up its mission for Operation New Dawn

27-Oct-2011Source: US Army

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – The 640th Aviation Support Battalion, a California National Guard unit deployed here in support of Operation New Dawn, is preparing to split its operations between Iraq and Kuwait before finally heading home. The 640th ASB, the only aviation support battalion remaining in Iraq, has provided aviation support to all the Army... Read more

Massachusetts and Vermont Army Guard medevac crew awarded Air Medals

Massachusetts and Vermont Army Guard medevac crew awarded Air Medals

13-Oct-2011Source: US Army

An “all-pro” medical evacuation crew from the 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment received Air Medals for conducting two urgent air evacuations on a single day during “red weather” conditions that had grounded aircraft across Iraq. The Air Medal is awarded for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. Army Lt. Gen. Frank... Read more

ARINC completes modification of 22 Mi-17s for Iraq ahead of schedule

ARINC completes modification of 22 Mi-17s for Iraq ahead of schedule

8-Aug-2011Source: ARINC

ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, today announced it has completed the modification of 22 Russian Mi-17 Helicopters for use by the Air Force of Iraq, under a 2007 U.S. Army contract. The final two aircraft were handed over to Iraqi representatives in Taji, Iraq on June 15, six weeks ahead of schedule. Last year, ARINC Engineering Services... Read more

L-3 Wescam awarded $21M contract for FLIR installation on Iraqi Bell 407s

L-3 Wescam awarded $21M contract for FLIR installation on Iraqi Bell 407s

12-Jun-2011Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications EO/IR, Inc., Santa Rosa, Calif., was awarded on May 27 a $21,211,282 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of 22 MX-15Di forward looking infrared radar sensors with laser designator for installation on Iraqi Armed 407 helicopters.  Work will be performed in Santa Rosa, Calif., and Burlington, Ontario, Canada, with an... Read more

American and Iraqi pilots fly together: MEDEVAC training mission builds partnerships

American and Iraqi pilots fly together: MEDEVAC training mission builds partnerships

7-Jun-2011Source: US Army

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – Two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters flew in formation with two Iraqi Air Force helicopters during May on a joint medical evacuation training mission, serving to build rapport and partnerships between the two militaries. The mission allowed the pilots and crews from the two militaries to better understand each... Read more

Sikorsky buys Danish Sea King fleet for S61T Iraq contract

Sikorsky buys Danish Sea King fleet for S61T Iraq contract

7-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

It is a comprehensive process to sell military helicopters, but the Danish Defence Logistics Organization has now successfully sold its Sea King fleet, having already replaced them operationally by AgustaWestland AW101 Merlins in the last few years. In total, seven S-61 helicopters and accompanying spare parts and accessory packs have been sold, realising approx 40... Read more

640th ASB finds helicopter parts, saves big money

640th ASB finds helicopter parts, saves big money

9-May-2011Source: US Army

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – With the discovery of thousands of helicopter parts, ranging from helicopter tires all the way up to transmissions and rotary blades, the technical supply section of the 640th Aviation Support Battalion has identified and inventoried millions of dollars worth of unused parts, returning them to the supply system for use. After... Read more

US Huey advisors step back, Iraqi instructors take lead

US Huey advisors step back, Iraqi instructors take lead

16-Apr-2011Source: US Air Force

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – After more than five years training side-by-side with their Iraqi counterparts in the skies, U.S. Air Force UH-1 Huey instructor pilots have taken a step back as Iraqi instructor pilots take over responsibility for training their own junior pilots. Last month, the 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron’s two Huey instructor pilots,... Read more

Alabama National Guard’s 131st Aviation Regiment to deploy to Iraq

Alabama National Guard’s 131st Aviation Regiment to deploy to Iraq

15-Apr-2011Source: AL.com

The Alabama National Guard’s 131st Aviation Regiment, a Black Hawk helicopter outfit based beside Mobile Regional Airport, is set to deploy to Iraq on Sunday.... Read more

Donaldson inlet barrier filters help improve Iraqi B407 performance and reliability

Donaldson inlet barrier filters help improve Iraqi B407 performance and reliability

8-Apr-2011Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), will provide Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems and avionics bay filtration for new Bell 407 Trainers and Armed Scout Helicopters. The rotorcraft are being deployed to help increase the effectiveness of Iraq’s Security Forces. A significant aspect of the transition to full Iraqi... Read more

Iraq Mi-171 advisor pilots provide training – day or night

Iraq Mi-171 advisor pilots provide training – day or night

20-Mar-2011Source: NATO Training Mission

A dozen Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Air helicopter pilots are working day and night to ensure their Iraqi counterparts are trained and equipped to conduct missions that will ensure safety and security within the country. At home, most of the American advisors provide security, passenger airlift and helicopter training on UH-1N and UH-1H Huey helicopters.... Read more

FADEC alleged in legal case over fatal OH-58D Kiowa Warrior accident

FADEC alleged in legal case over fatal OH-58D Kiowa Warrior accident

11-Mar-2011Source: Knox News

The suit alleges the failure of the FADEC system in an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter was a direct and proximate cause of two deaths when it crashed near Mosul, Iraq in February 2010. HeliHub.com accident page – 21-Feb-10 Bell OH-58D at Qayyarah Airfield West, Northern Iraq (2F)... Read more

ARINC awarded $41M contract for Mi-17 work in Iraq

ARINC awarded $41M contract for Mi-17 work in Iraq

6-Mar-2011Source: US DoD

ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, Annapolis, Md., was awarded on Feb. 28 a $41,722,209 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for one year of contractor logistics services option for the MI-17 aircraft. Work will be performed in Iraq, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The... Read more

Westar Aerospace & Defense awarded $10M contract for nine OH-58s and five B206 in Iraq

Westar Aerospace & Defense awarded $10M contract for nine OH-58s and five B206 in Iraq

4-Mar-2011Source: US DoD

WESTAR Aerospace & Defense Group, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on Feb. 25 a $10,294,818 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for several logistic services for nine OH-58 and five 206B3 helicopters belonging to the government of Iraq.  Work will be performed in Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of March... Read more

15-Feb-11 Nasiryah, Iraq

15-Feb-11 Nasiryah, Iraq

15-Feb-2011

A US helicopter belonging to the US civil support team in Iraq made an emergency landing in the northeast of Nasiryah in southern Baghdad.   The helicopter had taken off from Imam Ali base west of Nasriyah. No one was hurt in the accident... Read more

Boeing wins the Joseph P Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium Project Manager Award

Boeing wins the Joseph P Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium Project Manager Award

11-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Sit down.  Take a deep breath.  The US Army’s Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium Project Manager Award is upon us and the winner has been announced!  The award from the US Army Cargo Helicopters Project Office was presented this week at a symposium in Huntsville, Alabama. Boeing’s Aircraft Modificatin Center team based out of... Read more

Defense Technology Inc may protest Russian helicopter deal

Defense Technology Inc may protest Russian helicopter deal

6-Feb-2011Source: Reuters

A small Alabama-based firm is gearing up to protest the Army’s plan to hand an exclusive helicopter contract to a Russian government agency, saying it can do the job quicker and cheaper if it is allowed to compete.... Read more

New heli hangar opens – largest free-span building in Middle East

New heli hangar opens – largest free-span building in Middle East

30-Jan-2011Source: US Forces

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi Army Aviation Command celebrated the construction of a 15-meter tall and 76-meter long Mi-17 helicopter hangar and maintenance facility Jan. 17 with a dedication ceremony at Camp Taji. The Mi-17 hangar, the largest free-span building in the Middle East, will provide all the space that the Iraqi Army Aviation Command needs... Read more

FLIR Systems announces order for $15.8M from US Army

FLIR Systems announces order for $15.8M from US Army

27-Jan-2011Source: FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded a delivery order totaling $15.8 million for its Star SAFIRE® II stabilized multi-sensor systems to support the U.S. Army MEDEVAC program. The units delivered under this order will be employed on the Army MEDEVAC UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Work under... Read more

Iraq Army adds four Mi-171E helicopters to inventory

Iraq Army adds four Mi-171E helicopters to inventory

25-Jan-2011Source: US Air Force

The Iraq Army Aviation Command accepted delivery of four new Mi-171E helicopters at its headquarters in Taji, as two were delivered Jan. 16 followed two more Jan. 23. This latest delivery brings Iraq Army Aviation Command’s total inventory of Mi-171E helicopters to 14, as part of a foreign-military-sales purchase made by the Iraqi Ministry of... Read more

Iraqi emergency units complete EMT training

Iraqi emergency units complete EMT training

6-Jan-2011Source: US Army

Iraqis with the Iraqi Emergency Security Unit completed emergency medical technician training, Dec. 28, after five weeks of coursework with U.S. Army medics. Provided by the “Thunderhorse” medics of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, the training began in late November. Instruction was provided to Iraqi Police, the Emergency Security Unit and... Read more

721st AEAS airmen continue Iraqi mentoring

721st AEAS airmen continue Iraqi mentoring

5-Jan-2011Source: US Forces - Iraq

TAJI — As part of American efforts in Iraq to continue strengthening a long-term partnership, Airmen assigned to the 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron train, advise and assist the Iraqi Army Aviation Command with all helicopter operations here. “The air advisors are applying their technical skill and knowledge in a whole new way, and it’s... Read more

Vermont National Guard testing HH-60M in Iraq

Vermont National Guard testing HH-60M in Iraq

5-Jan-2011Source: Burlington Free Press

The Guard’s C Company of the 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment deployed in November with a dozen HH-60M helicopters, the latest medical variant of the Army’s Black Hawk, the military said in a report... Read more

Iraqi Army takes delivery of three Bell 407s

Iraqi Army takes delivery of three Bell 407s

21-Dec-2010Source: US Army

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi Army Aviation Command showcased the arrival of three new Bell T-407 training helicopters with a ceremony and aerial display at Camp Taji Dec. 15. “This is a landmark occasion for the Government of Iraq,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Hanson, director of Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Air Force, and... Read more

Russia denies US reports of slip in Iraq helicopter deal

Russia denies US reports of slip in Iraq helicopter deal

29-Nov-2010Source: RIA Novosti

Russian helicopter deliveries to Iraq are proceeding as planned, a source in the Russian aircraft industry said on Thursday, in response to American claims that deliveries are over-budget and late.... Read more

Iraq orders seven AS350B3s for agricultural missions

Iraq orders seven AS350B3s for agricultural missions

1-Nov-2010Source: Eurocopter

Marignane, France, October 31, 2010: Eurocopter today signed an agreement for the supply of seven AS350 B3 Ecureuil helicopters to the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture for crop spraying missions over vast fields of date palm trees – which provide a major source of agricultural revenue for the country. Deliveries of these single-engine workhorse rotary-wing aircraft... Read more

The Global War against Terrorism drives the US military helicopter market, says Frost & Sullivan

The Global War against Terrorism drives the US military helicopter market, says Frost & Sullivan

12-Oct-2010Source: Frost & Sullivan

Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have laid a strong foundation for significant growth in the U.S. military helicopter market. The U.S. military continues to acquire new helicopters and implement major upgrades to its existing fleet. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the U. S. Army’s aviation command may require a sum of $61 billion... Read more

11 more US State Dept S61s for Iraq and Afghanistan

11 more US State Dept S61s for Iraq and Afghanistan

21-Sep-2010Source: Sikorsky

SHELTON, Conn.– Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the U.S. State Department has ordered 11 additional upgraded S-61TM utility helicopters for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Earlier this year, the State Department entered into a five-year indefinite... Read more

ITAM-AF supports Iraqis after Mi-17 crash

ITAM-AF supports Iraqis after Mi-17 crash

9-Sep-2010Source: ITAM-AF

When an Iraqi Mi-17 helicopter crashed last month in Taji, killing five Iraqi Airmen, personnel from the Iraq Training and Advising Mission-Air Force moved quickly to provide a Critical Incident Stress Management team to support to the students and cadre at the joint training base. ITAM-AF has been training the Iraqi air force’s aircrews on... Read more

Iraq requests $152M of logistical support for Mi-17s via US FMS program

Iraq requests $152M of logistical support for Mi-17s via US FMS program

7-Aug-2010Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of contractor logistics support for various helicopters for an estimated cost of $152 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of two years of contractor logistics support for Mi-17 Helicopters and two years of logistics support... Read more

US military builds largest clear-span building in Middle East – a helicopter hangar

US military builds largest clear-span building in Middle East – a helicopter hangar

5-Aug-2010Source: US Forces, Iraq

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region District (GRD) is managing the construction of the largest clear-span building in the Middle East, here at Taji Air Force Base. This MI-17 helicopter hangar spans 76 meters long (more than 240 ft.) without any intermediate supports and stands at 15 meters tall (50 ft.). It will... Read more

DynCorp sued for $10M by injured US Army helicopter pilots

DynCorp sued for $10M by injured US Army helicopter pilots

28-May-2010Source: Bloomberg Business Week

Special Ops unit members Gary Linfoot and Gregory Cooper were flying the helicopter south of Baghdad when its main rotor driveshaft failed and the aircraft crashed, according to a complaint filed in Wilmington, Delaware.... 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

Multi National Force – West sees the last of the CH-47 Chinook

Multi National Force – West sees the last of the CH-47 Chinook

9-Dec-2009Source: US Marine Corps

The soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, took their last flight from Al Asad, Dec. 1, 2009. The eight Chinooks have moved to Talil, Iraq, in support of operations for Multi-National Division – South, where Company B, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, will put the aircraft to use.... Read more

Deputy commandant for aviation visits Marines in Iraq, discusses future

Deputy commandant for aviation visits Marines in Iraq, discusses future

7-Dec-2009Source: Rotorhub

There are many questions within the Marine Corps aviation community these days, including airframe transitions, future deployments and combat zone developments.... Read more

Iraq request 15 Light and 12 Medium Utility Helicopters

Iraq request 15 Light and 12 Medium Utility Helicopters

21-Nov-2009Source: DSCA

The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of up to 15 AgustaWestland AW109s, or alternatively, 15 Bell Model 429s, or 15 EADS UH-72A Lakotas; and, up to 12 AgustaWestland AW139s, or alternatively, 12 Bell 4122, or 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks... Read more

Iraqi Air Force Expands Deployment of Guardian Mobility Tracking Services

Iraqi Air Force Expands Deployment of Guardian Mobility Tracking Services

22-Sep-2009Source: Guardian Mobility

At Helitech today, in booth FTE 1717, Guardian Mobility announced the Iraqi Air Force has expanded its deployment of Guardian aircraft tracking solutions for its air fleet. It added an additional 60 aircraft, for a total of more than 125 aircraft – both fixed wing and helicopters... Read more

17-Jul-09 N974BW MD Helicopters MD530F nr Baghdad, Iraq (2F)

17-Jul-09 N974BW MD Helicopters MD530F nr Baghdad, Iraq (2F)

17-Jul-2009

17-Jul-09 N974BW MD Helicopters MD530F nr Baghdad, Iraq... Read more

Indiana Guard helicopter unit leaving for Iraq

Indiana Guard helicopter unit leaving for Iraq

6-Jul-2009Source: Herald Bulletin

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