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Bell Helicopter Renews Armed Forces Bowl Partnership

Bell Helicopter Renews Armed Forces Bowl Partnership

9-Sep-2009Source: Armed Forces Bowl

Bell Helicopter has renewed its title sponsorship of the Armed Forces Bowl for two more years according to John Garrison, president and chief executive officer of Bell Helicopter, and Brant Ringler, the game’s executive director, in a joint announcement.... Read more

Lockheed Martin and Terma sign MoU for the Maritime Helicopter opportunity in Denmark

Lockheed Martin and Terma sign MoU for the Maritime Helicopter opportunity in Denmark

8-Sep-2009Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin and Danish aerospace and defense company Terma A/S today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities associated with the potential sale of the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R multimission helicopter to the Danish Government.... Read more

Malaysia to buy 8-10 EC725 Cougar helicopters

Malaysia to buy 8-10 EC725 Cougar helicopters

8-Sep-2009Source: Xinhua

Malaysia plans to purchase EC-725 Cougar helicopters from the Eurocopter by the end of 2009, according to Malaysia’s Defense Ministry source.... Read more

UK MoD refuses to reopen inquiry into 1994 Chinook crash

UK MoD refuses to reopen inquiry into 1994 Chinook crash

4-Sep-2009Source: Telegraph

The disaster over the Mull of Kintyre, in which 25 of the top MI5, Army and RUC Special Branch officers combating terrorism in Northern Ireland were lo;;ed, has been blamed on the “gross negligence” of the pilots.  But a document obtained by The Daily Telegraph indicated that those in charge of RAF helicopter safety gave... Read more

Textron spent $880,000 lobbying government in 2Q

Textron spent $880,000 lobbying government in 2Q

4-Sep-2009Source: Business Insider

Textron Inc. spent $880,000 lobbying in the second quarter on the defense spending bill, future buys of the V-22 Osprey and more, according to a recent disclosure form.... Read more

FLIR Systems Announces $4.9M Order for the Colombian Military

FLIR Systems Announces $4.9M Order for the Colombian Military

4-Sep-2009Source: FLIR

FLIR Systems announced that it has received a $4.9 million U.S. Government Foreign Military Sale (FMS) order for the Colombian Army and Air Force.... Read more

Pall’s Centrisep® Air Cleaners Chosen for Mil Mi-8 and Mi-17 Helicopters

Pall’s Centrisep® Air Cleaners Chosen for Mil Mi-8 and Mi-17 Helicopters

4-Sep-2009Source: Pall Corp

Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification systems and technologies, announced that it has signed an agreement with Russian Helicopters, JSC to provide Centrisep® air cleaner filters for Mil Mi-8 and Mi-17 civil transport helicopters.... Read more

Kaman Receives U.S. Marine Corps Contract to Demonstrate Unmanned Cargo Delivery

Kaman Receives U.S. Marine Corps Contract to Demonstrate Unmanned Cargo Delivery

4-Sep-2009Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerospace Corporation has received an $864,000 contract from the U.S. Marine Corps on behalf of Team K-MAX to demonstrate the ability of the Unmanned K-MAX(R) helicopter to deliver cargo to troops in extreme environments and at high altitudes... Read more

Brazilian Senate Approves Loan for 50 Eurocopter EC725s

Brazilian Senate Approves Loan for 50 Eurocopter EC725s

4-Sep-2009Source: DefPro

The Senate in plenary session approved two draft resolutions that authorize the Union of Brazil to obtain foreign loans amounting to 6.088 billion euros to build the first Brazilian nuclear-powered submarine as well as four conventional submarines, and for the production of 50 Eurocopter EC-725 transport helicopters.... Read more

Arotech Receives Over $1.3 Million in New Helicopter Armor Orders

Arotech Receives Over $1.3 Million in New Helicopter Armor Orders

3-Sep-2009Source: MDT Arnor

The armor ordered is AoA’s newest lightweight armor introduced earlier this year, which includes protection for the cockpit and the cabin, and can easily be removed for operations outside the danger zone.... Read more

New twist for South Korea's attack helicopter acquisition plan

New twist for South Korea's attack helicopter acquisition plan

3-Sep-2009Source: Korea Times

South Korea’s attack helicopter acquisition plan has had a fresh twist, as military authorities here appear to give second thoughts about the purchase of refurbished U.S. Apache helicopters and instead give an idea of building indigenous attack helicopters the benefit of the doubt.... Read more

More than 30 helicopters on show in the static display at Helitech 2009

More than 30 helicopters on show in the static display at Helitech 2009

3-Sep-2009Source: Reed Exhibitions

Helitech is fielding one of its largest ever displays of static helicopters this year. No less than 32 helicopters will be on show outside the exhibition to allow visitors a closer look at a wide variety of rotary wing types in a range of formats from VIP and utility to police and emergency services.... Read more

Profile: Eurocopter's Panther serving French Navy's 36 Flotille

Profile: Eurocopter's Panther serving French Navy's 36 Flotille

3-Sep-2009Source: GAR

Eurocopter’s Panther has been quietly serving the French Navy for well over a decade with 36 Flotille, Tony Osborne reports for GAR on what the squadron has been up to in recent years, and what the future holds for the aircraft in this changing Air Arm.... Read more

Missouri National Guard may move repair and maintenance facility to Springfield-Branson National Airport

Missouri National Guard may move repair and maintenance facility to Springfield-Branson National Airport

2-Sep-2009Source: News Leader

The Missouri National Guard wants to use the space to meet current mission demands of the 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group. That group operates a rotary wing aircraft repair and maintenance facility near the old terminal on West Kearney Street.... Read more

BAE Systems establish new hangars to support military aviation needs in Northern Australia

BAE Systems establish new hangars to support military aviation needs in Northern Australia

2-Sep-2009Source: BAE Systems

The Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science officially opened the company’s new, purpose built hangars at Townsville Airport. The facility, built at a cost of $10 million, is the home of BAE Systems’ support program for the Australian Army’s Black Hawk and Chinook helicopter fleets, and provides employment for 140 people.... Read more

New Electro-Optical/Infrared Capability Featured On Latest MH-60T

New Electro-Optical/Infrared Capability Featured On Latest MH-60T

2-Sep-2009Source: US Coast Guard

On August 13, 2009, the Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate’s HH-60 Conversion and Sustainment Project, in conjunction with the Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) at Elizabeth City, N.C., delivered the fourth converted MH-60T Medium Range Recovery helicopter (tail number CG 6032).... Read more

Two USMC Squadrons train at Combat Center for upcoming deployment

Two USMC Squadrons train at Combat Center for upcoming deployment

2-Sep-2009Source: US Marine Corps

Two Marine Corps aviation units combined forces at the Combat Center’s Prospect training area to prepare for their deployments later this year.  Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, both from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., tested their knowledge, skills, and a new aircraft during the training.... Read more

Second British Chinook helicopter deliberately destroyed in Afghanistan

Second British Chinook helicopter deliberately destroyed in Afghanistan

2-Sep-2009Source: Rotorhub

A British Chinook helicopter was deliberately destroyed by ISAF Forces at 1605 local time having sustained damage on landing approximately 10km East of Sangin at 0530 this morning, Sunday 30 August 2009.... Read more

Marine Wing Support Sqn 371 Builds One of the Largest Marine Corps Airfields

Marine Wing Support Sqn 371 Builds One of the Largest Marine Corps Airfields

2-Sep-2009Source: Rotorhub

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron-371 have been working diligently on the expansion of Camp Bastion airfield. Once finished, it will be one of the largest airfields in the Marine Corps, with multiple interconnected taxiways and aircraft maintenance bays.... Read more

Seven nations eyeing ex-RAN SH-2G(I) says Kaman

Seven nations eyeing ex-RAN SH-2G(I) says Kaman

2-Sep-2009Source: Rotorhub

Kaman says it does not expect to see a sale of former Australian SH-2G(I) Super Sea Sprite helicopters for at least another 12 months but is confirming that it is now in talks with seven countries on possible deals.... Read more

US Army demos VUIT-2 software integration on Kiowa Warrior

US Army demos VUIT-2 software integration on Kiowa Warrior

2-Sep-2009Source: Rotorhub

The US Army’s aviation directorate says that it has now carried out initial software integration for the video from unmanned aircraft systems for interoperability teaming (VUIT-2) system aboard a Boeing OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter as part of plans for a fleet role out aboard that aircraft type.... Read more

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Hosts International Sea King Maintenance Symposium

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Hosts International Sea King Maintenance Symposium

2-Sep-2009Source: Sikorsky

The 50th anniversary of the legendary S-61â„¢ helicopter will be celebrated during the 12th annual International SEA KINGâ„¢ Maintenance Symposium, kicking off today at the Omni Hotel in New Haven... Read more

Final Assembly for S-70i Black Hawk Helicopter Begins at PZL Mielec

Final Assembly for S-70i Black Hawk Helicopter Begins at PZL Mielec

2-Sep-2009Source: Rotorhub

The production marks the beginning of a new helicopter in the Sikorsky product line, an international variant of the Black Hawk helicopter.... Read more

Ex-employees of Boeing Mesa can sue for discrimination

Ex-employees of Boeing Mesa can sue for discrimination

1-Sep-2009Source: East Valley Tribune

A federal appeals court has given the go-ahead for two former employees of Boeing at its Mesa plant to sue the company for discrimination.... Read more

Denel Saab Aerostructures completes ground tests on AgustaWestland A109 LUH

Denel Saab Aerostructures completes ground tests on AgustaWestland A109 LUH

1-Sep-2009Source: Denel

The ground tests involved various assessments to ensure that all components required for the aircraft to lift off the ground were in perfect working order.... Read more

Former Sikorsky employee involved in Turkish military tender fraud case

Former Sikorsky employee involved in Turkish military tender fraud case

1-Sep-2009Source: Todays Zaman

Letter found in suspect’s home suggests that individuals accepted a bribe from helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky in a Gendarmerie General Command tender.... Read more

Israeli Air Force Testing Black Hawks With Firepower

Israeli Air Force Testing Black Hawks With Firepower

1-Sep-2009Source: Israel National News

Looking to bolster its air support capabilities for possible future operations in Lebanon and Gaza, the Israel Air Force (IAF) has begun testing Black Hawk utility helicopters upgraded with offensive air-to-surface missile launchers and a rapid-fire cannon.... Read more

Michael Kraft to Head Lycoming Engines

Michael Kraft to Head Lycoming Engines

28-Aug-2009Source: Lycoming

Lycoming Engines, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced Michael Kraft as its new senior vice president and general manager, replacing Ian Walsh who was promoted to Chief Innovation Officer at Textron Systems... Read more

Sikorsky Begins Testing of Active Rotor System to Improve Helicopter Performance

Sikorsky Begins Testing of Active Rotor System to Improve Helicopter Performance

28-Aug-2009Source: Sikorsky

As part of an effort to improve helicopter performance, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has begun whirl testing a demonstration rotor system with active flaps. The effort is jointly funded by Sikorsky and the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD). Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.... Read more

CAE awarded contract to update German CH-53 full-mission simulators

CAE awarded contract to update German CH-53 full-mission simulators

28-Aug-2009Source: CAE

CAE has been awarded a contract by Eurocopter to perform major upgrades on two CAE-built CH-53 full-mission simulators operated at the German Army Aviation School at Buckeburg.... Read more

Russia plans to buy helicopter-carrying assault warship from France

Russia plans to buy helicopter-carrying assault warship from France

28-Aug-2009Source: Defense News

Russian government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported this month that the ship, which can carry 16 heavy helicopters, 470 airborne troops and other gear, costs 700 million euros ($995 million).... Read more

Russian Helicopters and Turbomeca Sign MoU for Mi-34 Sapsan helicopter

Russian Helicopters and Turbomeca Sign MoU for Mi-34 Sapsan helicopter

28-Aug-2009Source: DefPro

Russian Helicopters, JSC, and Turbomeca have signed a memorandum on engine deliveries for the first Russian light turbine helicopter Sapsan (Mi-34S2) at MAKS airshow.... Read more

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Delivers HeliTracRL(R) Enhancements for US Army UH-72A Lakota Program

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Delivers HeliTracRL(R) Enhancements for US Army UH-72A Lakota Program

28-Aug-2009Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced it has delivered enhancements to the HELOTRAC RL((R)) maintenance management system for the U.S. Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program. Sikorsky Aerospace Services provides Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) to the LUH program and is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp... Read more

President of Russian Federation Dmitriy Medvedev visited Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant

President of Russian Federation Dmitriy Medvedev visited Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant

28-Aug-2009Source: Ulan-Ude

On the 24th of August 2009 the President of the Russian Federation Dmitriy Medvedev visited Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant in the context of the official visit to the Republic of Buryatia.... Read more

Thales To Upgrade TopOwl Helmet Modules for Australian Military

Thales To Upgrade TopOwl Helmet Modules for Australian Military

28-Aug-2009Source: Thales

Thales has secured an order from prime contractor Australian Aerospace to upgrade the TopOwl Helmet-Mounted Sight Display Modules fitted to Australia’s Tiger helicopters.  TopOwl HMSD links the pilot directly to the armaments, night-vision and navigation systems of the army’s armed reconnaissance helicopters.... Read more

Upgraded Dolphin arrives at Humboldt Bay Air Station

Upgraded Dolphin arrives at Humboldt Bay Air Station

28-Aug-2009Source: Redwood Times

Coast Guard helicopters flying around Humboldt County will now be able to provide a more integrated response to search and rescue missions due to the arrival of the latest version of the Dolphin helicopter.... Read more

George W Putman, Army Aviation Hall of Fame Member, dies

George W Putman, Army Aviation Hall of Fame Member, dies

27-Aug-2009Source: Washington Post

He later served a tour in Korea and did three tours in Vietnam, the final one as commander of the 1st Air Cavalry Division during the Tet Offensive in 1968.  In his career, he also oversaw the Army aviation school in Fort Rucker, Ala., and helped develop plans for using helicopters to go behind enemy... Read more

Vector Aerospace acquires certified OH58 airframe maintenance fixture

Vector Aerospace acquires certified OH58 airframe maintenance fixture

27-Aug-2009Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace now offers Bell Helicopter-certified airframe repair capability for the OH-58 (Kiowa) A and C models, via its new maintenance fixture located at the company’s Andalusia, Alabama helicopter repair and overhaul operation.... Read more

New vice president of Boeing’s Chinook helicopter appointed

New vice president of Boeing’s Chinook helicopter appointed

27-Aug-2009Source: Kansas.com

Boeing Wichita’s Leanne Caret has a big change ahead of her. Caret is leaving Wichita, where she’s served as general manager of the global transport and executive systems operations.... Read more

Saudi Arabia set to buy thirty Mi-171s

Saudi Arabia set to buy thirty Mi-171s

27-Aug-2009Source: Novosti

Russia is concluding talks with Saudi Arabia on selling 30 Mi-171B helicopters, a source close to the negotiations said on Tuesday.  “We are in a final stage of talks on the purchase of 30 helicopters and hope to sign the deal in September,” the source told RIA Novosti.... Read more

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association names Mullen to Executive Council

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association names Mullen to Executive Council

24-Aug-2009Source: Pocono Record

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association has elected Bill “Moon” Mullen of Pocono Pines to its Executive Council, a five member group that oversees the entire activities of the more than 8,000 active dues-paying pilots.... Read more

New Canadian Navy H-92 falls short of endurance requirement for flight time

New Canadian Navy H-92 falls short of endurance requirement for flight time

21-Aug-2009Source: Canadian Press

he Canadian officer who will oversee the first flights of Canada’s new fleet of navy helicopters next year says the choppers currently can’t pass an endurance test that requires them to fly for nearly three hours in extreme conditions.... Read more

Eurocopter expected to sell two EC225s to China's Ministry of Transport

Eurocopter expected to sell two EC225s to China's Ministry of Transport

21-Aug-2009Source: Alibaba

Eurocopter, a unit of aerospace giant European Aeronautic, Defense & Space Co is likely to sell two EC225 helicopters to China’s Ministry of Transport, the LA Tribune reported on Monday.... Read more

Border Patrol Gets State Of The Art UH-60M Helicopter

Border Patrol Gets State Of The Art UH-60M Helicopter

21-Aug-2009Source: US Army

Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Yesterday with a handshake and the passing of a log book and keys, representatives from the Utility Helicopter Project Office to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency marked the delivery of the first of four UH-60M aircraft that will enter CBP service by July 2010.... Read more

Manufacture of helicopters in Russia in 2009 may rise 30%

Manufacture of helicopters in Russia in 2009 may rise 30%

20-Aug-2009Source: Aviaport

In Russia in 2009 will be built about 220 helicopters of various purposes against 169 units last year, said on Wednesday at the air show MAKS-2009 CEO of “Helicopters of Russia” Andrei Shibitov.... Read more

CIA’s ‘Black’ Helicopters Land in Court

CIA’s ‘Black’ Helicopters Land in Court

20-Aug-2009Source: Wired

A five-year investigation into the mission led to the conviction of the Army official in charge and the contractor who bought the helicopters on charges of corruption.... Read more

VH-71 spec included kitchen in the event of a nuclear attack

VH-71 spec included kitchen in the event of a nuclear attack

20-Aug-2009Source: Reuters

A new high-tech helicopter that was designed to whisk U.S. President Barack Obama to safety in the event of a nuclear attack had a secret capability — cooking.... Read more

German Army Angry Over EADS Delays And Technical Glitches

German Army Angry Over EADS Delays And Technical Glitches

20-Aug-2009Source: Free Internet Press

Article covers both A400M  and NH90 programs... Read more

RAF Boulmer Airman Clocks up 10,000 Sea King Hours

RAF Boulmer Airman Clocks up 10,000 Sea King Hours

20-Aug-2009Source: RAF

An RAF Boulmer Search and Rescue Radar/Winch Operator has reached a momentous milestone in his career, recording 10,000 flying hours in a Sea King helicopter.... Read more

Vector Aerospace Awarded Brazilian Air Force H-1H Helicopter Support Contract

Vector Aerospace Awarded Brazilian Air Force H-1H Helicopter Support Contract

20-Aug-2009Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace announced that it has awarded a contract by the Brazilian Air Force in support of its fleet of Bell H-1H helicopters valued at approximately $15M USD over a five year period.... Read more

Noliac and AgustaWestland Develop Prototypes to Drastically Reduce Vibration in Helicopters

Noliac and AgustaWestland Develop Prototypes to Drastically Reduce Vibration in Helicopters

18-Aug-2009Source: Nodiac

The field of active rotor control through the use of trailing edge flaps has been widely covered in the literature. Although the benefit of reducing the vibration levels by up to 80% is widely recognised, no application has reached commercial success up to now.... Read more

Denel Saab Aerostructures has modernised and is ready to fly

Denel Saab Aerostructures has modernised and is ready to fly

18-Aug-2009Source: Engineering News

DSA has been one of the local companies which received offset, or industrial participation, work, and technology and skills transfer, in return for orders placed with overseas companies to re-equip the South African Air Force (SAAF). “We’ve certainly benefited from the offsets programmes,” she says.... Read more

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant JSC takes part in MAKS-2009 air show

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant JSC takes part in MAKS-2009 air show

17-Aug-2009Source: Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant

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Kenyan Air Force arrive for training at Starlite Aviation Group

Kenyan Air Force arrive for training at Starlite Aviation Group

15-Aug-2009Source: Starlite Aviation Group

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UH-1Ys “Yankees” Complete 1st Deployment

UH-1Ys “Yankees” Complete 1st Deployment

15-Aug-2009Source: DefPro

Three new Bell UH-1Y “Yankee” helicopters, attached to Marine Medium Helicopter (HMM) Squadron 163 (Reinforced) returned from a six-month deployment aboard USS Boxer (LHD-4) to Camp Pendleton, Aug. 1,... Read more

Polish aerospace firm PZL Åšwidnik sold to AgustaWestland

Polish aerospace firm PZL Åšwidnik sold to AgustaWestland

15-Aug-2009Source: ISI Emerging Markets

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First female pilot cleared to fly Royal Navy's Merlins

First female pilot cleared to fly Royal Navy's Merlins

14-Aug-2009Source: Berwickshire News

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UK helicopter shortage in Afghanistan blamed on cement

UK helicopter shortage in Afghanistan blamed on cement

14-Aug-2009Source: Guardian

One problem, say military sources, is the difficulty of getting cement, which the aircaft can rest on, to stick to sand.... Read more

Honeywell to Provide New T55 Engines for UK's Chinook Fleet

Honeywell to Provide New T55 Engines for UK's Chinook Fleet

14-Aug-2009Source: Honeywell

Beginning next year, Honeywell will begin fitting U.K. Chinooks with its upgraded 55-L-714A engine that increases power by 17%, increases maintenance intervals and reduces fuel consumption by nearly 5 percent... Read more

Team K-MAX Receives US Marine Corps Contract To Demonstrate Unmanned Cargo Delivery

Team K-MAX Receives US Marine Corps Contract To Demonstrate Unmanned Cargo Delivery

13-Aug-2009Source: Lockheed Martin

Kaman Aerospace Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps on behalf of Team K-MAX to demonstrate the ability of the Unmanned K-MAX® helicopter to deliver cargo to troops in extreme environments and at high altitudes. Kaman will award a subcontract to Lockheed Martin to integrate a beyond line of sight data link... Read more

Boeing and Schiebel to Pursue UAS Opportunities in With Camcopter S-100

Boeing and Schiebel to Pursue UAS Opportunities in With Camcopter S-100

12-Aug-2009Source: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=786

The Boeing Company and Schiebel Industries AG of Austria today announced they have signed a teaming agreement to pursue marketing and support opportunities for Schiebel’s S-100 CAMCOPTER... Read more

FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

12-Aug-2009Source: FB Heliservices

M onths of hard work and preparation are finally coming to fruition with the arrival of the AW139s and the first students at Valley.... Read more

Boeing to Demonstrate A160T Unmanned Cargo Aircraft for US Marine Corps

Boeing to Demonstrate A160T Unmanned Cargo Aircraft for US Marine Corps

12-Aug-2009Source: Boeing

The Boeing Company received a $500,000 contract from the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory on Aug. 5 to demonstrate the company’s A160T (YMQ-18A) Hummingbird for the Marines’ Immediate Cargo Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration Program.... Read more

Thailand requsts three UH-60L Black Hawks

Thailand requsts three UH-60L Black Hawks

11-Aug-2009Source: http://www.dsca.mil/pressreleases/36-b/2009/Thailand_09-49.pdf

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Egypt requests six CH-47D Chinooks

Egypt requests six CH-47D Chinooks

11-Aug-2009Source: DSCA

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Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy Unmanned Fire Scout Nears Operational Evaluation

Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy Unmanned Fire Scout Nears Operational Evaluation

11-Aug-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developedMQ-8B Fire Scout VTUAV recently completed flight tests aboard the USS McInerney. This is part of a series of shipboard evaluations leading to Operational Evaluation (OpEval) scheduled for this fall.... Read more

Dirgantara Indonesia to supply 10 Bell 412s to military

Dirgantara Indonesia to supply 10 Bell 412s to military

11-Aug-2009Source: Jakarta Post

The Indonesian Military has ordered 6 Bell 412 helicopters while the National Search and Rescue Agency [Basarnas] ordered four... Read more

Austrian OH-58 helicopters decommissioned after 40 years of service

Austrian OH-58 helicopters decommissioned after 40 years of service

11-Aug-2009Source: DefPro

The Austrian Ministry of Defence announced that a “Jet Ranger” helicopter has made the last flight of this helicopter type with the Austrian Army (Bundesheer) at the Hinterstoisser military airfield near Zeltweg, Austria. This marks the conclusion of 40 years of service and some 100,000 flight hours with the Austrian Army.... Read more

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