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Brazil’s State of Pará orders two AS350B2

Brazil’s State of Pará orders two AS350B2

[electronic translation]  Helibras signed in its booth at LAAD – Defence & Security 2013, a contract for delivery of two new helicopters AS350 B2 Squirrel model for the Secretary of State for Public Security and Social Defense of Pará These aircraft were acquired to form the security planning of the State Government due to the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 18-Apr-13

Helibras presents upgraded Brazilian Army Pantera K2

Helibras presents upgraded Brazilian Army Pantera K2

[electronic translation]  The Helibras brought to your booth at LAAD – Defence & Security 2013 to pilot Panther K2 unit that has been completely modernized and will be presented to the Army Aviation (Avex), held that, from now on, all evaluations of interventions carried in the helicopter. The Panther K2 was fitted with new wiring,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Apr-13

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Russian Helicopters to showcase latest helicopters at LAAD

Russian Helicopters to showcase latest helicopters at LAAD

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will bring a range of its latest models to LAAD Defence & Security, the aerospace show opening tomorrow and running through April 12 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro. The Russian Helicopters display can be… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Apr-13

Selex ES introduces its Light ISR system at LAAD 2013

Selex ES introduces its Light ISR system at LAAD 2013

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to present the Light ISR system, a readily-available answer to the growing demand for low-cost airborne surveillance assets. The Light ISR system comprises the ATOS Lightweight, a de-scaled version of Selex ES’s best-in-class ATOS mission system, integrated on-board the light and versatile Skycar aircraft produced by Italian firm… Read more »

Source: Selex ES, 12-Apr-13

Sikorsky Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

Sikorsky Establishes Forward Stocking Location Facility in Brazil

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced in-country warehousing of spare parts in support of Brazil’s S-76  and S-92 commercial helicopter operators. Powerpack – Sikorsky’s long-standing Brazilian representative – will manage inventory operations through the country’s special customs system known as Depósito Especial (D.E.). This is the first Sikorsky Forward Stocking Location (FSL) in Brazil. The… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Apr-13

Eurocopter’s long-term commitment to Brazil marked at the LAAD 2013

Eurocopter’s long-term commitment to Brazil marked at the LAAD 2013

This week’s LAAD Defense & Security exposition will feature a comprehensive lineup of Eurocopter light- and medium-lift helicopters, underscoring the company’s position as a rotorcraft supplier to Brazil’s civil and military operators while also highlighting its role as a strategic partner to the country’s aviation industry. Exhibited at the Riocentro convention center in Rio de… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-Apr-13

Colombian Army buys two more S-70i Black Hawks

Colombian Army buys two more S-70i Black Hawks

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) announced today at the LAAD Defence & Security International Exhibition that the Colombian Army has contracted to buy two additional S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopters. The two aircraft will augment five S-70i helicopters that arrived January 30 in Colombia to join the Special Forces of the Colombian… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Apr-13

LifePort wins USAF Special Forces ballistic armour contract

LifePort wins USAF Special Forces ballistic armour contract

LifePort, Inc. today announced it has contracted with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Special Operations to equip its fleet of Sikorsky HH-60G PAVE HAWK™ helicopters with the company’s Improved Ballistic Armor Sub System (iBASS).  Culminating five years of product development and collaboration with the USAF, deliveries of the iBASS systems are scheduled to commence this… Read more »

Source: LifePort, 11-Apr-13

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Brazilian Army selects Rockwell Collins airborne tactical radios

Brazilian Army selects Rockwell Collins airborne tactical radios

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Brazilian Army Aviation Command to provide its Talon radio for a variety of rotary aircraft. “The Talon radio is the standard for enabling secure air-to-ground communications and will enhance mission capability for the Brazilian Army,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president and managing director of the Americas for Rockwell… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 11-Apr-13

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Sikorsky launches State-of-the-Art Black Hawk Training Centre in Colombia

Sikorsky launches State-of-the-Art Black Hawk Training Centre in Colombia

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the opening of a new UH-60 BLACK HAWK Helicopter Flight Simulator Training Center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar. The first of its kind in South America, the center provides pilot and flight crew training for the Colombian Armed Services and Sikorsky military customers throughout the region…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Apr-13

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Helibras celebrates 35 years at LAAD 2013

Helibras celebrates 35 years at LAAD 2013

[electronic translation]   The Helibras will provide aircraft that are selling for military and government, during its participation at LAAD – Defence & Security 2013, which takes place between the 9th and 12th of April at the Exhibition Pavilion Riocentro, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) . Will be on display for the visiting delegations from the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 10-Apr-13

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Bell Helicopter to Feature Bell 407GT at LAAD

Bell Helicopter to Feature Bell 407GT at LAAD

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today its participation in the ninth bi-annual LAAD Defense and Security International Exhibition, held April 9 to April 12 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bell Helicopter will have a strong presence as an exhibitor, featuring the recently announced Bell 407GT in its booth. “LAAD… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Apr-13

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Sikorsky Teams with Brazilian Air Force Academics

Sikorsky Teams with Brazilian Air Force Academics

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today announced that it has signed a Letter of Interest (LOI) with the Brazilian Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) to establish a Rotorcraft Innovation Team. Rated as one of the top universities in Brazil in engineering and related fields, ITA is a federal government institution… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Apr-13

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Russian Helicopters details presence at LAAD Defence and Security

Russian Helicopters details presence at LAAD Defence and Security

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will bring a range of its latest models to LAAD Defence & Security, the aerospace show opening tomorrow and running through April 12 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro. The Russian Helicopters display can be… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Apr-13

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