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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Bell demos 505 to Montenegro military

Bell demos 505 to Montenegro military

Bell have carried out a demonstration of their 505 JetRanger X to the Minister of Defense for Montenegro, Mr. Predrag Bošković.  Also present at the event held at Golubovci Air Base, a few miles south of the capital Podgorica, were U.S. Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke and Canadian Ambassador Kati Csaba. Bell already has a relationship with the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-19

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Leonardo picks TH-119 for US Navy training

Leonardo picks TH-119 for US Navy training

Leonardo submitted to the US Navy its proposal to manufacture and support up to 130 training helicopters under the relevant Request for Proposal (RFP). Reliable, fully compliant and easy to maintain, the TH-119 IFR helicopter is the best and most capable solution to train the next generation of Navy helicopter pilots.   Leonardo is committed… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Apr-19

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Moog Inc. Awarded $85M Contract for V-22 Part Repairs

Moog Inc. Awarded $85M Contract for V-22 Part Repairs

Moog Inc., Elma, New York, is awarded an $84,801,681 firm-fixed-price, long-term contract for repair of three items used on the V-22 aircraft.  The contract will include a three-year base period with no option periods.  Work will be performed in Elma, New York (85 percent); and Cherry Point, North Carolina (15 percent).  Work is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Apr-19

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Korean Airlines Awarded $9M Contract for Depot Level Helicopter Maintenance

Korean Airlines Awarded $9M Contract for Depot Level Helicopter Maintenance

Korean Airlines Co. Ltd., Seoul, Republic of Korea, was awarded a $9,446,385 modification (P00003) to contract W91QVN-17-D-0003 for depot level helicopter maintenance. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2020. 411th Combat Support Brigade, Seoul, South Korea, is the contracting activity.

Source: US DoD, 02-Apr-19

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Vertex Aerospace Awarded $20M Contract for TH-57 Support

Vertex Aerospace Awarded $20M Contract for TH-57 Support

Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $19,963,187 modification (P00038) to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, labor hour indefinite delivery, requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007).  This modification increases the ceiling and extends the period of performance of the contract to provide additional TH-57 logistics support services and materials for organizational and depot level maintenance… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Apr-19

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $104M Contract for UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman Awarded $104M Contract for UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is awarded a $104,043,071 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 503 technical refresh mission computers for UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V aircraft, including production units; retrofit units; and spare units for the Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, and the government of Bahrain under the Foreign Military… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Apr-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $19M Contract for MV-22 and CV-22 Kits

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $19M Contract for MV-22 and CV-22 Kits

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded an $18,663,905 modification (P00003) to a firm-fixed-price delivery order (N0001919F0305) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002). This modification exercises an option to procure 60 MV-22 Proprotor Hub spring and drive link kits for the Marine Corps; and 10 CV-22 Proprotor Hub spring and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Mar-19

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V-22 Osprey Marks Three Decades of Transforming Military Aviation

V-22 Osprey Marks Three Decades of Transforming Military Aviation

During the thirty years since the V-22 Osprey first flew, the tiltrotor aircraft, built by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], has fundamentally changed how the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force operate in combat and support humanitarian operations. The V-22 has become one of the most in-demand and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Mar-19

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Airbus bids for Australian Army tender with H145M

Airbus bids for Australian Army tender with H145M

Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson confirmed that Airbus had recently responded to the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) request for information for a four-tonne class, rapidly deployable, multi-role helicopter for Australian Special Forces.“The Airbus H145M helicopter is the military version of the H145 – the most advanced member of Airbus’ multi-purpose twin-engine category. It… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Mar-19

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Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 opens in French city of Nîmes

Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 opens in French city of Nîmes

Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 is the latest event in the expanding conference and exhibition portfolio run by Tangent Link. It follows the recent highly successful SAR conference in Australia and takes place on 19-20 March 2019 at Nîmes in France. Tangent Link prides itself in having a strategic partnership to underpin each of its conferences,… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 19-Mar-19

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CHC Australia completes roll out of Leonardo AW139

CHC Australia completes roll out of Leonardo AW139

CHC Group announced that the Australian business unit has completed the roll out of six new generation Leonardo AW139 aircraft to replace the S-76 SAR helicopter fleet flying for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The final AW139 will be on base in East Sale by mid-March after the first aircraft was introduced in Victoria… Read more »

Source: CHC, 13-Mar-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $86M Contract for Four MV-22 Upgrades

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $86M Contract for Four MV-22 Upgrades

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $85,718,447 for modification P00017 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-17-C-0015).  This modification provides for the upgrade of four MV-22 aircraft from the Block B to the Block C configuration in support of the Common Configuration Readiness and Modernization Program (CC-RAM).  In addition, this… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Mar-19

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Airbus selects PW206B3 engine to power H135

Airbus  selects PW206B3 engine to power H135

Airbus Helicopters announced Wednesday its selection of the Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine to power the Airbus H135 IFR-certified helicopter the company is proposing for the U.S. Navy helicopter trainer replacement. Company officials made the announcement at the 2019 Heli-Expo industry trade show in Atlanta. “Pratt & Whitney engines power a large portion of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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Belgian Air Force to benefit from Safran Expert link service

Belgian Air Force to benefit from Safran Expert link service

Safran Helicopter Engines is proud to introduce Belgian Air Force as new customer of its Expert link, video assistance service. Belgian Air Force, which works together with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) for the support of the RTM322 engine, will benefit from the Premium level of this new service for the engine maintenance of… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 08-Mar-19

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MD Helicopters introduces MD969 Combat

MD Helicopters introduces MD969 Combat

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to debut the MD 969 Combat Attack Helicopter at HAI Heli-Expo 2019. The MD 969 represents the next evolution of MDHI’s iconic MD 900/902 series helicopters. Displayed at the MDHI booth, C1228, in a weaponized configuration the MD 969 Combat Helicopter represents the future assault and attack capabilities of… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

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Spectrolab Launches New Searchlights for Military Rotorcraft

Spectrolab Launches New Searchlights for Military Rotorcraft

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Spectrolab, Inc. has developed two new searchlights for use on military rotorcraft. The Nightsun® XPM and the SLL 46-200 high-intensity LED searchlights meet current Military Specification (MIL-SPEC) guidelines for both the visible and infrared light spectrums. The Nightsun® XPM was tested aboard a Boeing Chinook helicopter in late 2018. Both searchlight… Read more »

Source: Spectrolab, 06-Mar-19

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Elbit to supply Common Helmet Mounted Displays to US Army

Elbit to supply Common Helmet Mounted Displays to US Army

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC (“Elbit Systems of America”) was awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Army to provide a wide field of view Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) system. The contract which is in an… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 05-Mar-19

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Army Chief Flies HAL Light Combat Helicopter

Army Chief Flies HAL Light Combat Helicopter

The Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, flew the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) during the ongoing Aero India at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, here. The helicopter was piloted by Wg Cdr S John, HAL’s Test Pilot. Terming the sortie in LCH as an experience of life time, he said it is suitable for the Army to… Read more »

Source: HAL, 01-Mar-19

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AMS Heli Design Introduces Revolutionary Helicopter Shipping Platform

AMS Heli Design Introduces Revolutionary Helicopter Shipping Platform

AMS Heli Design, LLC is proud to present a revolutionary concept for the helicopter shipping that will allow shipment of  helicopters in standard 40ft containers with tailboom installed, providing  incredible savings in shipping cost. The device consists of a frame with a lifting device hydraulically operated and electrically controlled that can be used on several… Read more »

Source: AMS Heli Design, 28-Feb-19

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HAL Hands Over Three ALHs to Indian Army Ahead of Schedule

HAL Hands Over Three ALHs to Indian Army Ahead of Schedule

HAL handed over first   three ALHs as part of the 22 ALH MK III contract to the Indian Army during the on-going Aero India 2019 today. HAL had entered into a contract with the Indian Army for 40 ALH (22 ALH Mk III and 18 Mk IV Rudra) in August 2017. Of the 22 helicopters, 19… Read more »

Source: HAL, 28-Feb-19

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Indian Defence Minister expresses interest in HAL Naval Utility Helicopter

Indian Defence Minister expresses interest in HAL Naval Utility Helicopter

The Defence Minister, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman visited HAL Stall here at the on-going Aero India 2019 and evinced keen interest in HAL products displayed at the stall. She witnessed the complete demonstration of tail boom folding and main rotor folding of the Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) which is on display at HAL pavilion as a… Read more »

Source: HAL, 28-Feb-19

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HAL orders 2.75 inch rocket launches

HAL orders 2.75 inch rocket launches

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, seeking to boost the tactical capabilities of the Indian armed forces, has awarded Thales a contract to supply 135 2.75-inch (70-mm) rocket launchers. Thales’s fully certified, field-proven, competitive rocket launchers are suitable for use on both light and combat helicopters. As a key differentiator for state-of-the-art helicopters and combat aircraft, they provide… Read more »

Source: Thales, 27-Feb-19

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Cubic to provide Full Motion Video system on US Navy MH-60S fleet

Cubic to provide Full Motion Video system on US Navy MH-60S fleet

Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced that its Cubic Mission Solutions business division was awarded a contract from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide a Full Motion Video (FMV) system for the U.S. Navy’s MH-60S Multi-Mission Helicopter Program. The introduction of Cubic’s MH-60S FMV system to the fleet will significantly increase the aircraft’s operational… Read more »

Source: Cubic, 27-Feb-19

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US Army awards Raytheon contract

US Army awards Raytheon contract

 Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) won a $406 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract award from the U.S. Army for ARC-231A radio systems. The contract, which will be performed over the next five years, includes upgrades, production and support for up to 5,000 radios. Because the ARC-231A is software-defined, it can accommodate rapid upgrades without requiring the radio to be removed… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 27-Feb-19

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Brazilian Navy orders three multi-role H135s

Brazilian Navy orders three multi-role H135s

The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twinengine helicopters to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1). The aircraft will be dedicated to a wide range of missions such as special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, search and rescue and medical evacuation. Two of these aircraft will be… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-19

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Portugal’s Air Force takes delivery of first two AW119Kx

Portugal’s Air Force takes delivery of first two AW119Kx

The Portuguese Air Force has taken delivery of its first two AW119Kx multirole single engine helicopters. The event was celebrated during an official ceremony held at Beja Air Base on February 18 in the presence of dignitaries and representatives from the Portuguese Ministry of Defence (MoD), Air Force and Leonardo. The additional three aircraft that… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Feb-19

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Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019

Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019

The International Aerial Firefighting Awards are presented annually to recognise a significant contribution by an individual or organisation to aerial firefighting.  The winners will be announced at the Aerial Firefighting Conference Dinner on 19th March 2019 during Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 in Nîmes, France. Nominations are invited in two categories – Contribution to Aerial Firefighting Safety, and… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 21-Feb-19

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