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US Air Force website unveils new design

US Air Force website unveils new design

17-May-2009Source: US Air Force

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Pentagon issues stop-work order for presidential helicopter

Pentagon issues stop-work order for presidential helicopter

17-May-2009Source: Elmira Star Gazette

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Sri Lanka Air Force buys more Mi-17 and Mi-24

Sri Lanka Air Force buys more Mi-17 and Mi-24

15-May-2009Source: RIA Novosti

Sri Lanka has ordered a number of military transport helicopters and other weaponry from Russia, the country’s defense secretary said in an exclusive interview with RIA Novosti.... Read more

MH-53M Pave Low goes on display in UK museum

MH-53M Pave Low goes on display in UK museum

14-May-2009Source: Express & Star

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AgustaWestland Launches Helicopter Tactics Training Programme

AgustaWestland Launches Helicopter Tactics Training Programme

13-May-2009Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today at the ITEC 2009 exhibition the launch of a Helicopter Tactics Training Programme for military helicopter crews to help them prepare for deployed multi-national operations, especially in conflict zones where risks can be significantly reduced by pre-deployment tactics training.... Read more

IAI Introduces a Naval Rotary UAV at IMDEX 09

IAI Introduces a Naval Rotary UAV at IMDEX 09

13-May-2009Source: Defense Update

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Kiowa Warrior gains firepower

Kiowa Warrior gains firepower

13-May-2009Source: US Army

In recent months, Avenger’s M3P machine gun has taken on a new life as the machine gun of choice for OH-58D Kiowa Warrior units stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The M3P is providing Kiowa units with what they needed as outlined in two Operational Needs Statements from theater... Read more

US Army pilots applaud the UH-72A Lakota

US Army pilots applaud the UH-72A Lakota

13-May-2009Source: EADS

EADS North America has delivered 67 UH-72A Lakotas to the Army and Army National Guard, with all helicopters supplied on or ahead of schedule and within budget.... Read more

First New Zealand NH90 commences test flights

First New Zealand NH90 commences test flights

12-May-2009Source: Scoop

The first of the eight-strong fleet had its initial test flight at manufacturer NH Industries in Marignane, France, last week.... Read more

Eurocopter Rotor – May/June 2009 edition

Eurocopter Rotor – May/June 2009 edition

10-May-2009Source: Eurocopter

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French army seeks Tiger enhancements for Afghan debut

French army seeks Tiger enhancements for Afghan debut

8-May-2009Source: Flightglobal

The French army is conducting a series of urgent modifications to its Eurocopter Tiger HAP attack helicopters, in advance of receiving an order to deploy the type operationally for the first time, to Afghanistan.... Read more

Meggitt Avionics secures Apache Longbow contract continuation from Boeing

Meggitt Avionics secures Apache Longbow contract continuation from Boeing

7-May-2009Source: Meggitt

Meggitt Avionics has received follow-on orders fromBoeing for the Helicopter Air Data System (HADS) for the AH-64D Apache Longbow. These cover hardware deliveries through 2010 and continued programme management and engineering support as part of a long-term agreement covering the Apache through 2012.... Read more

SOCOM to buy 20 updated Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird UAVs, previously known as the A160T

SOCOM to buy 20 updated Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird UAVs, previously known as the A160T

6-May-2009Source: Flightglobal

US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has confirmed plans to acquire 20 Boeing A160T Hummingbird unmanned helicopters to serve as a strike and surveillance aircraft from Fiscal 2012 to FY2017.... Read more

U.S. Air Force leaders worry about future of CSAR mission

U.S. Air Force leaders worry about future of CSAR mission

6-May-2009Source: Press & Sun Bulletin

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V-22 Faces Mission Capable Rates Issues

V-22 Faces Mission Capable Rates Issues

6-May-2009Source: Aviation Week

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U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Completes Second Test Period Onboard USS McInerney

U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Completes Second Test Period Onboard USS McInerney

5-May-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

These operations marked the first time that the Navy operated an autonomous VTUAV aboard a surface combatant vessel.... Read more

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Indian Army HAL Dhruv on test flight

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Indian Army HAL Dhruv on test flight

5-May-2009Source: http://www.airliners.net/photo/India---Army/Hindustan-ALH-Dhruv/1511485/L/

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US helicopters train with Korean amphibious assault ship

US helicopters train with Korean amphibious assault ship

4-May-2009Source: US Pacific Command

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Sikorsky Unveils X2 Technology(TM) Light Tactical Helicopter Concept

Sikorsky Unveils X2 Technology(TM) Light Tactical Helicopter Concept

4-May-2009Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today unveiled its X2 TECHNOLOGY(TM) Light Tactical Helicopter (LTH) design at the Army Aviation Association of America annual convention. The new mockup reflects Sikorsky’s concept for potential military application of the high-speed enabling X2 TECHNOLOGY... Read more

Eurocopter, Lockheed Martin will team to pursue Army scout helicopter

Eurocopter, Lockheed Martin will team to pursue Army scout helicopter

4-May-2009Source: Eurocopter

EADS North America announced that it has assembled a world-class industry team comprised of Lockheed Martin and American Eurocopter that will offer a new armed scout helicopter solution to the U.S. Army — the Armed Scout 645.... Read more

Navair grounds six UH-1Y and one AH-1Z helicopters

Navair grounds six UH-1Y and one AH-1Z helicopters

2-May-2009Source: Aviation Week

Navair issues temporary grounding bulletin on six UH-1Y Hueys and one AH-1Z Cobra due to extensive damage to the main rotor gearbox on two of the new Hueys.... Read more

Vermont Army National Guard upgrades to UH-72A Lakota

Vermont Army National Guard upgrades to UH-72A Lakota

2-May-2009Source: WCAX

The Vermont Army National Guard rolled out their two new helicopters on Friday 1st May... Read more

Obama Finds That Saving on Copters Could Be Costly

Obama Finds That Saving on Copters Could Be Costly

1-May-2009Source: New York Times

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