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Latest Variant of the AW101 Makes Paris Debut

Latest Variant of the AW101 Makes Paris Debut

16-Jun-2009Source: AgustaWestland

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MV-22 Squadron Starts Turret Tests

MV-22 Squadron Starts Turret Tests

16-Jun-2009Source: Aviation Week

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NH-90 still too heavy for Dutch frigates

NH-90 still too heavy for Dutch frigates

16-Jun-2009Source: Defense Aerospace

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Bell Boeing Team Awarded Contract for Next Phase of V-22 Osprey Support

Bell Boeing Team Awarded Contract for Next Phase of V-22 Osprey Support

15-Jun-2009Source: Boeing

The Bell Boeing Program Office announced today that it has been awarded Phase 1.5 of a two-phase Joint Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to support the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for the Marine Corps (MV-22), and Air Force Special Operations Command (CV-22).... Read more

IMP scoops up Can$49m contract to supply Boeing

IMP scoops up Can$49m contract to supply Boeing

12-Jun-2009Source: Chronicle Herald

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Helicopter added to Maxwell's Air Park

Helicopter added to Maxwell's Air Park

11-Jun-2009Source: Montgomery Advertiser

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Mexico Ordering Bell 412EPs

Mexico Ordering Bell 412EPs

8-Jun-2009Source: Defense Industry Daily

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Camcopter becomes first UAV ever to fly at Paris Air Show

Camcopter becomes first UAV ever to fly at Paris Air Show

4-Jun-2009Source: Scheibel

The CAMCOPTER® S-100 will be the first-ever Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to fly as part of the official flight displays at this year’s 100 year anniversary of “Salon du Le Bourget” from June 15 to 19.... Read more

Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Shines At Sea

Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Shines At Sea

2-Jun-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully completed the latest set of fully autonomous flight operations onboard the USS McInerney (FFG-8) in support of dynamic interface testing. This was a critical step for the U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout toward Operational Evaluation (OpEval), scheduled for later this summer.... Read more

Indian MoD issues tender for heavy lift helicopters

Indian MoD issues tender for heavy lift helicopters

29-May-2009Source: Indian Express

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AgustaWestland Opens New Dedicated T129 Facility

AgustaWestland Opens New Dedicated T129 Facility

29-May-2009Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland opens its new T129 facility in Cascina Costa, Italy. The official opening ceremony was attended by delegates from the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), Turkish Land Force Command and Turkish General Staff as well as industry representatives from Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) and Aselsan.... Read more

Egypt requests 12 AH-64D Apaches

Egypt requests 12 AH-64D Apaches

29-May-2009Source: DSCA

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Afghan Army Air Corps set to reintroduce Mi-35

Afghan Army Air Corps set to reintroduce Mi-35

29-May-2009Source: Rotorhub

Afghanistan’s National Army Air Corps is preparing to transition its Mi-35 Hind helicopters into an operational attack role for the first time with planning underway to allow their use in overwatch and convoy support missions.... Read more

Fleet Air Arm commissions Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron

Fleet Air Arm commissions Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron

27-May-2009Source: Royal Navy

The new Squadron replaces the Lynx Operational Evaluation Unit (LOEU) and major changes are now on the horizon for the Lynx Helicopter Force with the anticipated arrival of the AW 159 Lynx Wildcat currently being built by Agusta Westland... Read more

RAF Puma upgrade by Eurocopter Romania stalled amid fears of voter backlash

RAF Puma upgrade by Eurocopter Romania stalled amid fears of voter backlash

27-May-2009Source: Times

The work on the 33 Pumas is expected to be done by Eurocopter Romania, but MPs are worried about the reaction of voters amid rising unemployment in Britain. The Government is said to favour switching the £250 million to £400 million contract from Eurocopter to AgustaWestland, which would upgrade the Royal Navy’s Sea Kings instead... Read more

Video Profile: Northwest Helicopters

Video Profile: Northwest Helicopters

22-May-2009Source: Aero TV

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Former Iraq war helicopter pilot Tammy Duckworth sworn in at VA

Former Iraq war helicopter pilot Tammy Duckworth sworn in at VA

22-May-2009Source: Belleville News-Democrat

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Canadian helicopters make history in Afghanistan

Canadian helicopters make history in Afghanistan

22-May-2009Source: Helicopters Magazine

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Saab, Swiss UAV Team on Rotorcraft

Saab, Swiss UAV Team on Rotorcraft

20-May-2009Source: Defense News

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New lease of life for French Navy Panthers

New lease of life for French Navy Panthers

20-May-2009Source: Rotorhub

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