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Elbit to supply components for CV-22 Color Helmet Mounted Display System

Elbit to supply components for CV-22 Color Helmet Mounted Display System

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ELST) (“Elbit Systems”) announced that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC, (“Elbit Systems of America”) was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for the supply of components of the for Color Helmet Mounted Display System of the CV-22 aircraft. The contract is in an amount that is… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 13-Aug-19

Boeing opens V-22 production facility

Boeing opens V-22 production facility

Boeing, the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy celebrated the opening of a modern V-22 Osprey factory outside Philadelphia. Here, employees will build fuselages for the tiltrotor aircraft and modernize the MV-22 fleet for Marines. The advanced factory will house fuselage production for Navy, Air Force, Marines and international customers. The new facility will also… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 08-Aug-19

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Smartforce: the power of big data for military operators

Smartforce: the power of big data for military operators

On the occasion of Paris Airshow 2019, Airbus Helicopters has launched seven new products for military customers under its digital support services offering called Smartforce. With these additions, Airbus expands the Smartforce offering, and allows customers to select the services that best fit the specific requirements of their fleets and aircraft mix. The development of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Aug-19

Airbus Celebrates 10 Anniversary at NAS Pax River

Airbus Celebrates 10 Anniversary at NAS Pax River

Airbus hosted a ceremony with leaders of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) to commemorate the UH-72A Lakota’s 10th anniversary at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland. Airbus Helicopters established the Lakota program at the USNTPS in July 2009. Over the past ten years, the UH-72A Lakota fleet there has consistently exceeded operational… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jul-19

HAL Delivers Chetak Helicopter to Indian Navy Ahead of Schedule

HAL Delivers Chetak Helicopter to Indian Navy Ahead of Schedule

HAL delivered a Chetak helicopter ahead of schedule to Indian Navy. The documents were handed over by Mr S. Anbuvelan, General Manager of Helicopter Division-HAL to Commodore Vikram Menon, VSM, CSO(Air), HQNA in an event held at HAL facilities here, today. HAL entered into a contract with the Indian Navy in August 2017 for supply… Read more »

Source: HAL, 30-Jul-19

S.A.F.E. awarded US Army contract

S.A.F.E. awarded US Army contract

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety-first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, has announced that they have been awarded the contract to manufacture a full line of maintenance platforms, hangar equipment and specialty tooling for the United States… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs, 30-Jul-19

Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration

Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration

The NH90 Sea Lion successfully completed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles in the German Navy, including SAR missions, in July. Representatives of the Navy and the procurement agency BAAINBw participated in the tests that covered operations using a rescue hoist, checking navy reconnaissance capabilities, and dropping off commandos and Special Forces equipment, including an… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Jul-19

Greece – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

Greece – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 12, 2019. The Government of Greece has… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 22-Jul-19

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AAR awarded four-year MRO contract with Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR awarded four-year MRO contract with Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments worldwide, has been awarded a four-year contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Chinook APU for Logistics Centre Woensdrecht (LCW). AAR will service the Chinook fleet in its Component Repair facility in… Read more »

Source: AAR, 22-Jul-19

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Advanced Technology Systems Co. Awarded $18M Contract for Helicopter Maintenance

Advanced Technology Systems Co. Awarded $18M Contract for Helicopter Maintenance

Advanced Technology Systems Co. Inc.,* McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $17,896,404 firm-fixed-price contract for helicopter maintenance. Bids were solicited via the internet with nine received. Work will be performed in Fort Benning, Georgia, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2024. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $400,000 were… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Jul-19

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Bell Awarded $28M Contract for UH-1N and TH-1H Support

Bell Awarded $28M Contract for UH-1N and TH-1H Support

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $27,515,180 modification (P00018) against a five-year contract (SPE4AX-17-D-9410) adding five national stock numbers for stabilizer bar assemblies, pylon mast assemblies, trans case assemblies, quill assemblies and rotary wing blades in support of UH-1N and TH-1H helicopters. This is a fixed-price, requirements contract. Location… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Jul-19

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1st CAB Commander Makes Final Flight

1st CAB Commander Makes Final Flight

Soldiers of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division gathered on a cool summer day at Illesheim Army Airfield to honor the career of their commander, and one of the Army’s senior aviators. Col. Chris Black, who piloted his first flight in 1994, conducted his final flight today as an Army aviator. As he… Read more »

Source: US Military, 15-Jul-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $22M Contract for CH-53K Support

Sikorsky Awarded $22M Contract for CH-53K Support

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $21,689,142 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N00019-19-F-2972) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-19-G-0029). This order procures the CH-53K Data Transfer Unit and Defensive Electronic Countermeasure System Replacement program and includes necessary Non Recurring Engineering (NRE) to replace existing subsystems within the CH-53K production… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Jul-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $7M Contract for CH-53K Production

Sikorsky Awarded $7M Contract for CH-53K Production

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $7,103,403 for cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-19-F-2555 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029. This order procures non-recurring engineering, development, tooling, manufacturing, qualification, reporting and delivery of the nose, main, intermediate and tail gearbox gears in support of the low rate initial production of the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Jul-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $8M Contract for H-53 Nacelles Production Kit Procurement

Sikorsky Awarded $8M Contract for H-53 Nacelles Production Kit Procurement

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $7,823,461 for modification 11 to a firm-fixed-price delivery order 5306 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004). This modification procures 36 Nacelles Production Kits in support of the H-53 aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in December 2020. Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jul-19

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Boeing Awarded $48M Contract for AH-64E Production Line Improvement

Boeing Awarded $48M Contract for AH-64E Production Line Improvement

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $47,684,233 modification (P00029) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for Version 6/Improved Drive System-enhancement cut-in on the Apache Attack Helicopter (AH)-64E production line and for the Apache Longbow Crew Trainers.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2022.  Fiscal 2010, 2018 and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jul-19

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Lockheed Awarded $106M Contract for Apache Attack Helicopter Support

Lockheed Awarded $106M Contract for Apache Attack Helicopter Support

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $106,108,230 firm-fixed-price domestic and foreign military sales (Netherlands and United Kingdom) contract for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor systems, subcomponent production and technical services for the Apache Attack Helicopter.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  Work locations and funding will be determined… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jul-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $91M Contract for H-60 Support

Sikorsky Awarded $91M Contract for H-60 Support

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $91,291,064 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract to provide engineering and other support services for all versions of the H-60 Blackhawk.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2024. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Jun-19

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Airbus and DCA pick Thales new FlytX avionics for helicopter programs

Airbus and DCA pick Thales new FlytX avionics for helicopter programs

Military helicopters are called on to perform reconnaissance, fire support, surveillance and search-and-rescue missions in increasingly saturated environments. Pilots must be able to observe hostiles, evade obstacles and successfully complete their missions while flying the helicopter and monitoring information from its onboard systems. Fully mission oriented, the FlytX solution has been developed to enable maximum… Read more »

Source: Thales, 26-Jun-19

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Safran to continue supporting UK MOD

Safran to continue supporting UK MOD

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a three-year support contract extension with the UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support agency, to provide an end-to-end availability service for the RTM322 engines fitted to Royal Navy Merlin and British Army Apache AH Mk1 helicopters. Covering a fleet of more than 400 engines, the contract represents a… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 26-Jun-19

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Hamilton Sundstrand Awarded $17M Contract for Helicopter Flight Control Computers

Hamilton Sundstrand Awarded $17M Contract for Helicopter Flight Control Computers

Hamilton Sundstrand, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, is to be awarded a $16,532,250 firm-fixed price contract for helicopter flight control computers.  This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  Location of performance is Arizona.  Using military service is the Army.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Jun-19

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Terma Aircraft Survivability Equipment on RNLAF NH90 Ready for Operational Use

Terma Aircraft Survivability Equipment on RNLAF NH90 Ready for Operational Use

In 2012, Terma completed a study program for Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to identify the best possible way of protecting the NH90 aircraft against IR seeking missiles. The study pointed out the MASE system as the preferred choice giving the best compromise between improved self-protection, mission/aircraft compatibility, cost and fleet commonality. The MASE installation is… Read more »

Source: Terma, 25-Jun-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $7M Contract for V-22 Modification

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $7M Contract for V-22 Modification

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded not-to-exceed $7,458,000 for modification P00005 to a delivery order N0001918F0016 previously issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-17-G-0002. This modification provides for non-recurring engineering to facilitate additional structural improvements, tooling assessment, and test aircraft retrofit tooling in support of theV-22 Nacelle Improvement effort. Work will be performed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jun-19

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Raytheon testing AI to improve CV-22 maintenance planning

Raytheon testing AI to improve CV-22 maintenance planning

The U.S. military’s V-22 joint program office and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) are testing a new artificial intelligence tool to help better determine when repairs are needed to the multi-mode radar installed on U.S. Air Force CV-22 Ospreys. “Just like you get your car’s oil changed every 5,000 miles, whether you need to or not,… Read more »

Source: Raytheon Company, 24-Jun-19

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FleckDecks Awarded $17M Contract for V-22 and MV-22 Procurement

FleckDecks Awarded $17M Contract for V-22 and MV-22 Procurement

FlexDecks Inc.,* Houston, Texas, is awarded a $17,200,997 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure up to 40 each V-22 and MV-22B maintenance wing platform stands for the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy and the government of Japan.  Work will be performed in Houston, Texas, and is expected to be completed in June 2024.  Fiscal 2017 and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jun-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $15M Contract for UH-60M Maintenance

Sikorsky Awarded $15M Contract for UH-60M Maintenance

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $14,991,526 modification (P00005) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 to procure the Post Green DD250 aircraft support, storage and maintenance for UH-60M aircraft for the Saudi Arabian Ministry of the National Guard. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jun-19

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French Air Force reinforce its fleet of H225Ms

French Air Force reinforce its fleet of H225Ms

The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the existing fleet of 10 H225Ms in the French Air Force and in particular it will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jun-19

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Boeing Awarded $194M Contract for MH-47G Procurement

Boeing Awarded $194M Contract for MH-47G Procurement

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $194,224,723 cost-plus-fixed-fee type delivery order modification (P00001) under a current contract (W91215-16-G-0001) to procure six renew-build and one new-build MH-47G rotary wing aircraft. This action is required to sustain U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) heavy assault, rotary wing aircraft and to mitigate the impact of the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Jun-19

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US Navy Reservist Takes Helm of Helicopter Training Squadron 8

US Navy Reservist Takes Helm of Helicopter Training Squadron 8

Cmdr. Jessica Parker turned over command of Helicopter Training Squadron (HT) 8 to Cmdr. Lena Kaman during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field in Milton June 7. Parker and Kaman were the first female leadership team to command a Navy helicopter training squadron together. HT-8 is the Navy’s oldest… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 13-Jun-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $542M Contract for Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Support

Sikorsky Awarded $542M Contract for Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Support

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, a Lockheed Martin Co., is awarded $542,023,016 for firm-fixed price modification P00074 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-14-C-0050) in support of the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program (VH-92A). This modification exercises an option for the procurement of six Low Rate Initial Production Lot 1 Presidential Helicopters, as well as interim… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Jun-19

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Sikorsky Formally Responds To Call For Competition

Sikorsky Formally Responds To Call For Competition

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), formally responded to the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program call for competition. Sikorsky expects to offer the most modern heavy lift helicopter in production, the CH-53K King Stallion, in response to the official Request for Proposals, which is expected this summer. The new STH heavy lifter… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Jun-19

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SENER and Babcock complete Spanish Navy AB212 life extension program

SENER and Babcock complete Spanish Navy AB212 life extension program

SENER and Babcock have put the final point to the life extension program (PEVH AB-212 in its Spanish acronym) for the Third Squadron of the Spanish Navy, in a ceremony held at FEINDEF, the international defence and security exhibition (Madrid from 29th to 31st May), in front of one of the seven AB-212 helicopters that… Read more »

Source: SENER, 11-Jun-19

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Boeing Awarded $10M Contract for CH-47F Support

Boeing Awarded $10M Contract for CH-47F Support

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $10,115,993 modification (P00025) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0059 to support CH-47F Block II Engineering and Manufacturing Development program.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 27, 2021.  Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $10,115,993… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Jun-19

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US Army delivers 70 Kiowa Warriors and one Chinook to Greece

US Army delivers 70 Kiowa Warriors and one Chinook to Greece

Just 16 months from signing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance between the United States and Greece, the Security Assistance Command has delivered 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and one Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. The Hellenic army acquired the helicopters through an Excess Defense Articles program grant. USASAC executes EDA cases… Read more »

Source: US Army, 07-Jun-19

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Rockwell Collins Awarded $49M Contract for UH-60 Display Unit Overhaul

Rockwell Collins Awarded $49M Contract for UH-60 Display Unit Overhaul

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $49,114,577 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the display unit for the UH- 60 Blackhawk helicopter.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 3, 2024.  U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jun-19

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General Dynamics Awarded $8M Contract for AH-1Z Gun Turrets

General Dynamics Awarded $8M Contract for AH-1Z Gun Turrets

General Dynamics-Ordinance and Tactical Systems (OTS) Inc., Williston, Vermont, is awarded $7,500,000 for modification P00007 to a firm-fixed-price delivery order (0008) against a previously placed basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-0007). This modification procures 37 A/A49E-7(V4) gun turrets for AH-1Z helicopters for the Navy (25); and the government of Bahrain (12). Work will be performed in Saco,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Jun-19

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KBR Test Pilot Named 2018 USMC Contractor Tester of the Year

KBR Test Pilot Named 2018 USMC Contractor Tester of the Year

KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced that the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has named KBR employee Dale Feddersen the 2018 United States Marine Corps Contractor Tester of the Year. Feddersen was presented the award at the 34th Annual National Test and Evaluation Conference in Fort Walton Beach, Florida held May 13 – 15, 2019. Feddersen… Read more »

Source: KBR, 03-Jun-19

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Raytheon Awarded $7M Contract for MH-60 Engineering Services

Raytheon Awarded $7M Contract for MH-60 Engineering Services

Raytheon, Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is awarded $7,041,386 to exercise an option under a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee contract (N00024-17-C-6305) to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver low-rate initial production Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems (AMNS) and engineering services and support. The AMNS will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Jun-19

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Sikorsky Dedicates Stratford Hangar to Son of Company’s Founder

Sikorsky Dedicates Stratford Hangar to Son of Company’s Founder

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), renamed its military hangar the Sergei I. Sikorsky Flight Center, on May 16, to honor Sergei Sikorsky’s many achievements. Several Sikorsky employees, community members and 40 Coast Guardsmen gathered with Sergei and his family to celebrate the dedication. “Every helicopter that comes off our final assembly line will… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Jun-19

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France brings forward H160M Joint Light Helicopter programme

France brings forward H160M Joint Light Helicopter programme

The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the launch of the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger; HIL) programme has been brought forward to 2021. The HIL programme, for which the Airbus Helicopters’ H160 was selected in 2017, was initially scheduled for launch in 2022 by the current military budget… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-May-19

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V-280 scores top marks

V-280 scores top marks

The Bell V-280 Valor recently completed flight demonstrations of its low-speed agility key performance parameter (KPP) in the U.S. Army-led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program ahead of schedule. The V-280 Valor has now demonstrated in flight testing that it has the raw control power in pitch, roll, and yaw maneuvers to meet the Army’s Level… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-May-19

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Sierra Nevada Awarded $75M Contract for HH-60G DVES Installations

Sierra Nevada Awarded $75M Contract for HH-60G DVES Installations

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, has been awarded a $74,902,132 definitive C-type contract for installation of a Degraded Visual Environment System (DVES), which improves situational awareness to pilots and aircrew operating in DVE conditions by adding new functional capabilities to the HH-60G. This contract provides for the procurement, installation, and integration of the DVES solution… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-May-19

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MALS-39 Marine recognized for contributions to maintenance readiness

MALS-39 Marine recognized for contributions to maintenance readiness

For Capt. Matthew Migliori, “ready in peace and war” is more than the motto of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, it’s a culture and way of life. As the aircraft maintenance officer for Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 39, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd MAW, Migliori and his Marines ensure that over 130 AH-1Z Vipers,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-May-19

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Sikorsky HH-60W Achieves First Flight

Sikorsky HH-60W Achieves First Flight

The Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter achieved first flight today at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida site, an important step toward bringing this all-new aircraft to service members to perform critical search and rescue operations. The aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) and based on the proven UH-60M Black Hawk, is… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-May-19

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Sikorsky Receives Contract To Build 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky Receives Contract To Build 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) will build 12 production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters under a new $1.13 billion contract from the U.S. Navy. These advanced helicopters are part of the 200 program of record aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. Under the terms of the contract, known as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 2 and… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 22-May-19

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Helicopter Training Squadron 18 Receives Award

Helicopter Training Squadron 18 Receives Award

The Order of Daedalians recognized the “Vigilant Eagles” of Helicopter Training Squadron (HT) 18’s outstanding safety record for 2018 with the Adm. John H. Towers Flight Safety Award, May 17. Cmdr. Kenneth Kerr, HT-18’s commanding officer accepted the award on behalf of his squadron during a ceremony hosted at Training Air Wing 5 in Milton,… Read more »

Source: US Naval Air Training, 22-May-19

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Boeing Awarded $8M Contract for AH-64 Support Services

Boeing Awarded $8M Contract for AH-64 Support Services

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded an $8,415,141 modification (P00035) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-14-0055 for post-production support services for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.  Work will be performed in King Khalid Military City, Saudi Arabia; and Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2019.  Fiscal 2017 other… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $1,126M Contract for Procurement of 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky Awarded $1,126M Contract for Procurement of 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $1,126,216,626 modification (P00026) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0048).  This modification provides for the procurement of 12 Lot II and Lot III low-rate initial production CH-53K aircraft, including programmatic support, logistics support, and peculiar support equipment. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (44.96… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $42M Contract for V-22 Technical Support

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $42M Contract for V-22 Technical Support

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $42,238,558 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N0001919F2768) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002). This order procures fleet software sustainment including engineering and technical support for the V-22 flight control system and on-aircraft avionics for the Marine Corps and Air Force. Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-19

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Qatar – AH-64E Apache Helicopters with Spare Parts and Related Equipment

Qatar – AH-64E Apache Helicopters with Spare Parts and Related Equipment

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of twenty-four (24) AH-64E Apache Attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.0 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Qatar has requested to… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 13-May-19

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $7M Contract for AH-1Z Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman Awarded $7M Contract for AH-1Z Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, was awarded $7,203,829 for modification P00001 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001919D0025). This modification provides for the procurement of up to 42 additional technical refresh mission computers for AH-1Z aircraft, including trainer units and spare units for the government of Bahrain under the Foreign Military Sales… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-May-19

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Czech Republic – UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

Czech Republic – UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Czech Republic of twelve UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Czech Republic has requested… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 07-May-19

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Czech Republic – AH-1Z Attack Helicopters

Czech Republic – AH-1Z Attack Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Czech Republic of four AH-1Z attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $205 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Czech Republic has requested to… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 07-May-19

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VMM-268 completes trans-Pacific flight with four MV-22B Ospreys

VMM-268 completes trans-Pacific flight with four MV-22B Ospreys

Four MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 successfully completed a trans-Pacific flight from Okinawa, Japan to Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, on May 2, 2019. This has become a recurring milestone flight that the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and VMM-268 have successfully completed. This flight comes at the completion of exercise Balikatan,… Read more »

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Kaman Awarded Contract to Reactivate USMC K-MAX®

Kaman Awarded Contract to Reactivate USMC K-MAX®

Kaman Aerospace, the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that it has been awarded a contract to return two United States Marine Corps (USMC) K-MAX® aircraft to flight operations. Kaman Aerospace will transport the two helicopters from Yuma, Arizona, where they are currently located, to Bloomfield, Connecticut, where they will be reactivated to… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 06-May-19

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Raytheon Awarded $10M Contract for CH-53K Night Vision Kits

Raytheon Awarded $10M Contract for CH-53K Night Vision Kits

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded $10,077,839 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N6833519F2993 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003). This order provides for eight CH-53K Helicopter Night Vision System AN/AAQ-44 Forward Looking Infrared kits, system development and demonstration ground and flight test support, parts obsolescence analysis, repair analysis, repair of repairables, system conversion,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-May-19

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Three New Helicopter Missiles for Iran

Three New Helicopter Missiles for Iran

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-19

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Boeing Awarded $39M Contract for AH-64 Support

Boeing Awarded $39M Contract for AH-64 Support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $39,478,219 modification (PZ0017) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-17-C-0031 for post-production system support, which includes integrated product support, of the AH-64 aircraft in support of the Saudi Arabia National Guard. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; Hazelwood, Missouri; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with an… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-19

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AAI Corp. Awarded $20M Contract for JSECST for CV-22, UH-47 and UH-60

AAI Corp. Awarded $20M Contract for JSECST for CV-22, UH-47 and UH-60

AAI Corp., doing business as Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland, has been awarded a $19,592,850 firm-fixed-price non-commercial requirements contract for the Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST). This contract provides for the production of the base JSECST, the laboratory JSECST and retrofit kits used on many aircraft, such as F-15, F-16, A-10, CV-22, C-130,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-19

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Boeing Awarded $172M Contract for AH-64E Support

Boeing Awarded $172M Contract for AH-64E Support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $171,887,544 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price) contract for performance based logistics service in support of the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter fleet. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2018… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-19

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Potential pay review as US Army crews quit at record rate

Potential pay review as US Army crews quit at record rate

The US Army has had to come up with a plan of how to retain more pilots. They currently have a 10% attrition rate. This is due to competition from commercial airlines as well as aging air crews. The army is planning on boosting salaries, awarding pilots for each milestone they reach, as well as reimbursing their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Apr-19

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380 mln EUR contract for maritime multirole helicopters with the Polish Ministry of National Defense

380 mln EUR contract for maritime multirole helicopters with the Polish Ministry of National Defense

Leonardo announced that it has signed a contract valued at approximately 380 mln EUR (1.65 bn PLN) that will significantly enhance the Polish Navy’s helicopter capability. Through its fully owned Polish company and main industrial presence in the country, PZL-Świdnik, Leonardo will supply four AW101s and a comprehensive integrated logistics and training package to the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 29-Apr-19

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Bell Announces Role for Ozark Facility in Proposal for US Navy Trainer Replacement

Bell Announces Role for Ozark Facility in Proposal for US Navy Trainer Replacement

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that, should the Bell 407GXi be selected for the US Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer program, the company plans to conduct final assembly of the aircraft in Ozark, Alabama. Bell submitted its proposal to the Navy on April 2. The Navy is seeking to acquire 130 aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Apr-19

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New Wheeler Army Airfield Airspace Design

New Wheeler Army Airfield Airspace Design

Wheeler Army Airfield will soon adopt their new layout plan for Class D and E airspace on April 25. Class D airspace now has an increased lateral extent from 1,800 feet to 3,300 feet. In collaboration with the FAA, Wheeler Army Airfield has worked on the changes for the past four years, reports AOPA.

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Apr-19

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EFW Awarded $18M Contract for Procurement of 13 V-22 Processors

EFW Awarded $18M Contract for Procurement of 13 V-22 Processors

EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $17,805,018 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001919F2793 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0014) for the procurement of 132 V-22 integrated avionics processors for the Navy (106) and Air Force (26).  Work will be performed in Haifa, Israel (75 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (25 percent), and is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Apr-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $23M Contract for UH-60 Overhaul

Sikorsky Awarded $23M Contract for UH-60 Overhaul

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $23,441,543 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 17, 2023.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US Dod, 22-Apr-19

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Airbus awarded Australia’s ARH Tiger support contract extension

Airbus awarded Australia’s ARH Tiger support contract extension

Airbus has been awarded an extension of the Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract by the Australian Department of Defence. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said that the five-year, TLS contract extension reflected the current standing of the Tiger in Australia. “Airbus is committed to ensuring the success… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Apr-19

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AVX Aircraft and L3 Technologies Unveil Leap-Ahead Design

AVX Aircraft and L3 Technologies Unveil Leap-Ahead Design

The AVX Aircraft Company and L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced their innovative compound coaxial helicopter (CCH) design, which is competing for Phase 1 of the U.S. Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA)-Competitive Prototype (CP) program competition. “We are collaborating to deliver a prototype that provides powerful leap-ahead capability for our warfighters at an affordable life-cycle cost.”… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft Company, 17-Apr-19

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MD Helicopters enhances MD969

MD Helicopters enhances MD969

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will feature an enhanced combat aircraft – its MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter – at the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (formerly AAAA), April 14 – 16, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Casino in Nashville, TN. First introduced just last month at the annual HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta,… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 17-Apr-19

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US State Dept sells little-used S61T fleet

US State Dept sells little-used S61T fleet

The US State Department has begun selling their fleet of S61T helicopters. Originally bought for the transportation of diplomats and other VIP individuals in high-risk areas, the fleet now sits idle in a storage hangar in Southern Florida. The first 5 helicopters have been auctioned off, each with a starting price of $500,000, reports The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Apr-19

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ARH Tiger support contract extension announced

ARH Tiger support contract extension announced

The Australian Government has announced an extension to Airbus Australia Pacific’s through-life support (TLS) contract for the Australian Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). The ARH Tiger, first introduced into service in 2004, has matured into a critical asset for the Australian Defence Force. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said the extension… Read more »

Source: Australian Government, 15-Apr-19

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Babcock sells their half of Helidax – but was Brexit to blame?

Babcock sells their half of Helidax – but was Brexit to blame?

In January 2008, the French Ministry of Defence launched its first private-public partnership (PPP) under a contract signed with Hélidax. This company has been equally owned by Babcock MCS France and DCI (Défense Conseil International). Babcock acquired their half through the purchase of Avincis, a group of companies which included INAER Helicopter France – which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-19

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MD Helicopters is approved as GFRC facility

MD Helicopters is approved as GFRC facility

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces that all military aircraft manufactured as part of the Company’s $1.4 Billion IDIQ Contract are now produced under the U.S. Army-mandated Ground and Flight Risk Clause (GFRC). Implemented pursuant to a February 5, 2019, Contract Modification, the DFAR 25.228-370 GFRC regulations went in to effect at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona facility… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 10-Apr-19

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Japan donates UH-1 spares to Philippine Air Force

Japan donates UH-1 spares to Philippine Air Force

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has recently donated UH-1H Huey spare parts to the Philippine Air Force. The parts as well as maintenance are worth around P2.5 billion. The ceremonial turnover service was held in Clark Air Base in Pampanga, reports GMA Network.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-19

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India – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

India – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of twenty-four (24) MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopters for an estimated cost of $2.6 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of India has requested to buy twenty-four (24) MH-60R… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 09-Apr-19

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