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Rockwell Collins awarded $7.6M contract for CH-53E avionics upgrades

Rockwell Collins awarded $7.6M contract for CH-53E avionics upgrades

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $7,618,512 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0069) to exercise an option to provide AN/ARC-210(V) Electronic Radio and Ancillary equipment in support of the CH-53E program, to include 132 each:  MT-4935 Mounting Bases; MT-7006 Amplifier Mounts; AM-7526 High Power Amplifiers; MX-11745 LNA Diplexer w/… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Jan-11

V-22 still dogged by bad parts – says Pentagon’s top tester

V-22 still dogged by bad parts – says Pentagon’s top tester

Five years after it was cleared for full-production, the V-22 tilt-rotor Osprey remains dogged by unreliable parts that reduce its availability for missions, according to the Pentagon’s top tester.

Source: Bloomberg, 13-Jan-11

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LockMart receives $360M to support US Navy MH-60R fleet

LockMart receives $360M to support US Navy MH-60R fleet

Washington, January 12th, 2011 — The U.S. Navy demonstrated its continued commitment to keeping its MH-60R Seahawk helicopter fleet at the forefront of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, awarding Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a variety of production and development contracts totaling $360 million. The end-of-year awards cover a spectrum of systems aboard the MH-60R, built by… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 12-Jan-11

Bell-Boeing awarded $12M for V-22 support items

Bell-Boeing awarded $12M for V-22 support items

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $12,557,128 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0010) for the fabrication and delivery of 15 organizational and intermediate level peculiar support equipment end items for the MV/CV-22 aircraft, including supportability data.  Work will be performed in Amarillo, Texas, and is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Jan-11

BAE awarded $14M for V-22 Interim Defensive Weapons System mission kits

BAE awarded $14M for V-22 Interim Defensive Weapons System mission kits

BAE Systems Controls, Inc., Johnson City, N.Y., is being awarded a $14,218,161 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Interim Defensive Weapons System (IDWS) mission kits for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft.  The IDWS provides a mission-configurable, crew-served, night vision device compatible defensive weapon system.  Work will be performed in Johnson City, N.Y., and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Jan-11

LockMart awarded $72M contract for MH-60R/MH-60S cockpits

LockMart awarded $72M contract for MH-60R/MH-60S cockpits

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $72,618,815 advance acquisition contract for long lead materials and support associated with the manufacture and delivery of 24 mission avionics systems and common cockpits for the Lot 10 MH-60R helicopters and 18 common cockpits for the Lot 14 MH-60S helicopters.  In addition, this… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Jan-11

LockMart awarded $34M to install ARPDD radar upgrades to six MH-60R and MH-60S

LockMart awarded $34M to install ARPDD radar upgrades to six MH-60R and MH-60S

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $33,634,968 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0098) to incorporate the automatic radar periscope detection and discrimination (known as ARPDD, Ed) radar into six MH-60R/MH-60S full rate production aircraft.  Work will be performed in Farmingdale, N.Y. (86 percent), and Owego, N.Y. (14… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jan-11

Bell awarded $22M for H-1 upgrade program logistics

Bell awarded $22M for H-1 upgrade program logistics

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $22,021,303 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-10-C-0035) to exercise an option for logistics products and services in support of H-1 helicopter upgrade program.  Services to be provided include logistics management support, technical material for maintenance planning, design interface, supply/material support, technical… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jan-11

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Maritime Helicopter Support Co wins $1.41 Billion US Navy H-60 repair contract

Maritime Helicopter Support Co wins $1.41 Billion US Navy H-60 repair contract

Maritime Helicopter Support Co., Woodbridge, Va., is being awarded a $1,408,576,709 firm-fixed-price performance based logistics contract for repair of various line items for the SH-60B, SH-60F, HH-60H, MH-60R, and MH-60S helicopter systems and components.  This contract contains a four-year period of performance and does not contain a provision for option periods.  Work will be performed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Jan-11

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Bell-Boeing awarded $31M delivery order for MV-22 flight test work

Bell-Boeing awarded $31M delivery order for MV-22 flight test work

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $31,609,158 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-07-G-0008) to exercise an option for on-site flight test management, flight test engineering, design engineering, and related efforts to support Naval Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Squadron flight and ground testing of the MV-22 tilt… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Dec-10

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Northrop Grumman and US Navy prove Fire Scout ready for unrestricted flights

Northrop Grumman and US Navy prove Fire Scout ready for unrestricted flights

In preparation for deployment early next year, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy have verified that the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aircraft system is functionally compatible with communications systems on board the USS Halyburton (FFG-40). This process, known as integration verification, cleared the way for Fire Scout to conduct bluewater – unrestricted… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 15-Dec-10

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US Navy Awards $45.8M to ready unmanned K-MAX for deployment

US Navy Awards $45.8M to ready unmanned K-MAX for deployment

Washington, December 10th, 2010 — The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Kaman Aerospace [NASDAQ GS: KAMN] a $45.8 million contract for K-MAX® unmanned aircraft systems for a U.S. Marine Corps evaluation of unmanned cargo resupply in an operational forward deployed environment. “The K-MAX UAS was specifically designed for the… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Dec-10

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AH-1Z earns US Navy approval for full rate production

AH-1Z earns US Navy approval for full rate production

[This is Bell’s formal press release. Here on HeliHub.com we ran this story on 1st December] FORT WORTH, TEXAS (December 8, 2010) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the U.S. Marine Corps’ newest attack helicopter, the AH-1Z Cobra, was approved for full rate production Nov. 28. The H-1 program office… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Dec-10

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Fire Scout operates in four US states on the same day

Fire Scout operates in four US states on the same day

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Across the United States, the Navy’s Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle took the skies, operating in four different locations ashore and afloat, Nov.18. Over the course of one day, teams from the Navy and industry partner Northrop Grumman tested the aircraft at… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 02-Dec-10

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AH-1Z approved for full rate production

AH-1Z approved for full rate production

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The U.S. Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Cobra was approved for full rate production Nov. 28. The H-1 program office received official word on the milestone III approval decision from Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Dr. Ashton B. Carter through an acquisition decision memorandum. “This… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 01-Dec-10

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Rolls-Royce awarded $20M contract option for V-22 engine support

Rolls-Royce awarded $20M contract option for V-22 engine support

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $20,341,169 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) to exercise an option for maintenance services in support of the MV-22 and CV-22 AE1107C engines, including low power repairs and program management and site support. Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent). and Indianapolis, Ind…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Nov-10

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Heli-Power 2010: USN strives to avoid ‘rotorcraft gap’

Heli-Power 2010: USN strives to avoid ‘rotorcraft gap’

The US military faces a significant drop in rotorcraft capability in the next 15 years unless a major effort is launched to develop new aircraft for the major services in the near term.

Source: Shephard, 18-Nov-10

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Unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout passes 1,000 flight hours milestone

Unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout passes 1,000 flight hours milestone

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) has passed the 1,000 flight test hours milestone, attesting to its steady maturation as a key intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset for military forces. Northrop Grumman is the Navy’s Fire Scout prime contractor. To reach this milestone, the VUAS completed a number… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 28-Oct-10

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US Navy Conducts Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis System Flight Test from Fire Scout UAV

US Navy Conducts Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis System Flight Test from Fire Scout UAV

The Navy successfully conducted the first flight test of the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block I system at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., Oct. 13, testing the system’s performance on the Fire Scout vertical take-off unmanned aerial vehicle. The AN/DVS-1 COBRA system allows the MQ-8B Fire Scout to conduct unmanned aerial reconnaissance in littoral… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 26-Oct-10

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US Navy/Marines newest weapon system GAU-21 deploys with UH-1Y

US Navy/Marines newest weapon system GAU-21 deploys with UH-1Y

Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. — The Navy and Marine Corps newest .50 caliber weapon system, the GAU-21, began its initial deployment with UH-1Y helicopters in September. The Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA-169), based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., is the first squadron to deploy with GAU-21 mounted on the UH-1Y Hueys. “We… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 20-Oct-10

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Lockheed Martin awarded $10M contract for MH-60 test equipment

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M contract for MH-60 test equipment

Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $9,979,815 firm-fixed-price contract for specialized test equipment required to perform depot-level repairs to the MH-60 common cockpit avionics suite, including artisan training, two operator control panels, and one universal power supply tester. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 15-Oct-10

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Boeing to offer A160T Hummingbird in response to US Navy cargo RFP

Boeing to offer A160T Hummingbird in response to US Navy cargo RFP

he Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is preparing to offer a solution based on the world record-setting A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft in response to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for Cargo Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Services. The RFP calls for government-owned, contractor-operated UAS services for the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. In… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 14-Oct-10

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US Navy unit in Bahrain provides critical support for Pakistan relief

US Navy unit in Bahrain provides critical support for Pakistan relief

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) — Sailors from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 Det. 2 forward-deployed to the U.S. Navy’s aviation unit in Bahrain have provided essential support to flooding relief efforts in Pakistan since these efforts began in early August. The HM 15 team logged more than 240 flight hours, evacuated 3,360 people to safety… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 12-Oct-10

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Boeing bids for US Navy aircraft support services contracts

Boeing bids for US Navy aircraft support services contracts

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has submitted two bids to provide a full range of aviation services to the U.S. Navy in support of operations at Naval Test Wing sites in the United States. Boeing submitted bids for two separate contracts that will have an estimated combined value of $500 million to $600… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 11-Oct-10

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Spain requests six US surplus SH-60F Sea Hawks

Spain requests six US surplus SH-60F Sea Hawks

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Sept. 29 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Spain for the refurbishment of (6) SH-60F Multi-Mission Utility Helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $155 million. The Government of Spain has requested a possible sale and the refurbishment of (6)… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 01-Oct-10

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Northrop Grumman and US Navy partner for Advance Rotorcraft Development

Northrop Grumman and US Navy partner for Advance Rotorcraft Development

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC 60.63, -.00, -0.01%) has partnered with the U.S. Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement (NACRA) to provide its Digital Avionics Suite technology for retrofitting NACRA’s UH-1N helicopter as an avionics test bed for future rotary wing hardware and software developments. Northrop Grumman is supplying NACRA with a stand-alone Digital Avionics Suite… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 30-Sep-10

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Northrop Grumman partners with US Navy to advance rotorcraft development

Northrop Grumman partners with US Navy to advance rotorcraft development

Northrop Grumman has partnered with the U.S. Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement (NACRA) to provide its Digital Avionics Suite technology for retrofitting NACRA’s UH-1N helicopter as an avionics test bed for future rotary wing hardware and software developments. Northrop Grumman is supplying NACRA with a stand-alone Digital Avionics Suite and integration support for installing… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 30-Sep-10

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L-3 Vertex Aerospace awarded $18M option for TH-57 support

L-3 Vertex Aerospace awarded $18M option for TH-57 support

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC, Madison, Miss., is being awarded an $18,530,000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-05-D-0023) to exercise an option for logistics support for TH-57B/TH-57C aircraft.  Work will be performed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. (99 percent), and NAS Patuxent River, Md. (1 percent).  Work is… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 29-Sep-10

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Parvus receives follow-on contract for US Navy SeaHawk program

Parvus receives follow-on contract for US Navy SeaHawk program

Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corporation announced a follow-on contract with Lockheed Martin Systems Integration – Owego to supply rugged VME Ethernet switch cards for the Navy’s MH-60 R and MH-60S SEAHAWK helicopters. For more than six years, Parvus has supplied rugged VME Ethernet switches in support of the Navy helicopter program. The latest follow-on contract for… Read more »

Source: Parvus, 29-Sep-10

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Lithuanian Mi-8 lands on US Navy ship as part of Jackal Stone exercise

Lithuanian Mi-8 lands on US Navy ship as part of Jackal Stone exercise

Helicopter-to-ship boarding training was given to special operations forces (SOF) from seven countries aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) during exercise Jackal Stone (JS10) 2010, Sep. 19. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Det One, the “Ghost Riders”, is embarked aboard Mount Whitney supporting the JS10 mission by conducting flight operations at sea with members… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 23-Sep-10

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Goodrich awarded $6.8M contract for H-60 electronic digital engine control units

Goodrich awarded $6.8M contract for H-60 electronic digital engine control units

Goodrich Pump & Engine Control Systems, Inc., West Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $6,853,008 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 348 electronic digital engine control units for the H-60 helicopter.  Work will be performed in West Hartford, Conn., and is expected to be completed in August 2013.  Contract funds in the amount of $748,317… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 23-Sep-10

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Pave-Tech wins $5.6M US Navy contract for the design/repair of taxiways for helicopters

Pave-Tech wins $5.6M US Navy contract for the design/repair of taxiways for helicopters

Pave-Tech, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded $5,640,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0006 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-09-D-1605) for milling and paving portions of the airfield at Navy Outlying Field, Imperial Beach.  The work to be performed provides for the design and repair of airfield taxiways for helicopters.  The task order… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 23-Sep-10

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Bell awarded $12M contract for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $12M contract for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $12,246,216 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical and logistics services and products in support of H-1 helicopters upgrade program.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (96 percent), and Afghanistan (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2010.  Contract funds… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 10-Sep-10

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Two US Navy MH-53Es join Pakistan relief work – 19 helicopters committed thus far

Two US Navy MH-53Es join Pakistan relief work – 19 helicopters committed thus far

Two U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters arrived in Pakistan today as part of the continued U.S. humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in support of flood relief from the monsoon floods. The two aircraft are part of the contingent of 19 helicopters urgently ordered to Pakistan on Wednesday by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.  The… Read more »

Source: US Emabssy in Pakistan, 17-Aug-10

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New rotor blade processing facility to be built at NAS Corpus Christi

New rotor blade processing facility to be built at NAS Corpus Christi

Ewing Construction Co. Inc.*, Corpus Christi, Texas, is being awarded a $10,325,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of rotor blade processing facility at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas.  The work performed provides for labor, materials and equipment for design and construction of an addition to existing Building 49.  Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Aug-10

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Ukrainian Navy KA-27 Helix helicopter lands on US Navy frigate

Ukrainian Navy KA-27 Helix helicopter lands on US Navy frigate

A Ukrainian navy KA-27 Helix helicopter from Saki Naval Air Base in Ukraine, conducts deck land qualifications with the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) during exercise Sea Breeze 2010. Sea Breeze is an annual multinational exercise designed to strengthen maritime partnerships in the Black Sea region in the spirit of partnership for peace. (U.S…. Read more »

Source: US Navy, 06-Aug-10

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02-Aug-10 (Serial TBA) Schweizer MQ-8B Fire Scout nr Patuxent River, US-Maryland

02-Aug-10

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Bell-Boeing awarded $13M contract option for V-22 swashplate and flaperon actuators

Bell-Boeing awarded $13M contract option for V-22 swashplate and flaperon actuators

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $13,803,372 firm-fixed-price modification to exercise an option to a previously awarded delivery order placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-07-G-0008 for the procurement of 107 swashplate actuators and 137 flaperon actuators for the MV-22 and CV-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in New York, N.Y., and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Jul-10

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Raytheon awarded $250M contract for V-22 avionics

Raytheon awarded $250M contract for V-22 avionics

Raytheon Technical Services Co., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $250,475,758 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the development, implementation and sustainment of 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 V-22 Block Fleet release avionics systems software products, including V-22 aircraft avionics acquisition support.  In addition, this contract provides for the development, test and production of V-22 situational awareness/Blue… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Jun-10

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Man who sold faulty aircraft parts gets 2 years in prison

Man who sold faulty aircraft parts gets 2 years in prison

A man who sold defective aircraft parts was sentenced Monday to two years in prison, federal authorities said.  The bolts, which were later discovered to be defective, were to be used on U.S. Navy and Marine Sikorsky helicopters.

Source: North County Times, 30-Jun-10

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First Fire Scouts arrive FRC East

First Fire Scouts arrive FRC East

[Refers to April event, but web posted 4 June] Fleet Readiness Center East began its new role as one of the Navy’s depot repair points for the MQ-8B Vertical Take-off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle when it inducted its first two Fire Scouts, April 19. The Fire Scout is an unmanned helicopter that is… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Jun-10

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Change Of Command for HSL-60

Cmdr. Michael Steffen relieved Cmdr. Donald Allerton as commanding officer of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 60 during a change of command ceremony on May 8. Guest speaker for the event was Cmdr. William Pevey.

Source: Mayport Mirror, 26-May-10

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33rd Rescue Squadron crew earns MacKay Trophy

33rd Rescue Squadron crew earns MacKay Trophy

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — Four members of the 33rd Rescue Squadron here were named the 2009 MacKay Trophy winners. Capt. Robert Rosebrough, 1st Lt. Lucas Will, Master Sgt. Dustin Thomas and Staff Sgt. Tim Philpott, the crew of an HH-60G Pavehawk combat search and rescue helicopter “Pedro 16”, have been recognized for their… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 24-May-10

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Rockwell Collins delivers 30,000th ARC-210 radio to US military

Rockwell Collins delivers 30,000th ARC-210 radio to US military

Rockwell Collins today celebrated the delivery of the 30,000 th ARC-210 radio to the U.S. military during a ceremony held at the company’s corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids. U.S. Navy Capt. Ralph Portnoy, program manager for the Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA-209) took part in the ceremony along with Rockwell Collins executives and employees…. Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 30-Apr-10

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US Navy declares BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System ready

US Navy declares BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System ready

BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) has been declared by the U.S. Navy ready to enter production. The decision, known as “Milestone C,” signifies that the APKWS development program has met its objectives and the system is ready to be deployed. The system will now enter low-rate initial production, with the first systems… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 10-Apr-10

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Fire Scout Scores First-Ever Drug Bust

Fire Scout Scores First-Ever Drug Bust

During a routine test flight, a MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) supported its first drug interdiction with USS McInerney (FFG 8) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET) Apr. 3. McInerney launched one of its two embarked Fire Scout’s to test different functions and settings when… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 10-Apr-10

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US Naval Test Pilot School UH-72A Lakotas arrive

US Naval Test Pilot School UH-72A Lakotas arrive

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Capt. Thomas Huff, Commander, Naval Test Wing Atlantic (center left) and Lt. Col. Roger Cordell, Commander, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (center right), pose with the Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support programs (PMA-207) and USNTPS UH-72A team with the five new UH-72A Lakota helicopters in front of… Read more »

Source: U.S. Navy, 26-Mar-10

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EADS chooses Sikorsky group company to support US Navy H-72A Fleet

EADS chooses Sikorsky group company to support US Navy H-72A Fleet

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today that Helicopter Support Incorporated (HSI), a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, has been chosen to provide a Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program for U.S. Navy Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) at Patuxent River, Naval Air Station under its contract with EADS North America.  Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Mar-10

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18-Feb-10 (Serial TBA) Sikorsky MH-60S Greenbrier Valley Apt, US-West Virginia

18-Feb-10

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Northrop Grumman Begins Full Rate Production of US Navy’s LAIRCM System for Heavy Lift Helicopter Fleets

Northrop Grumman Begins Full Rate Production of US Navy’s LAIRCM System for Heavy Lift Helicopter Fleets

The Department of the Navy’s CH-53E heavy lift helicopter fleet will continue to receive new Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-designed, built and tested Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) self-protection systems following the Pentagon’s decision to authorize full rate production of the units. The decision, allows Naval Air Systems Command to continue procurement of Northrop Grumman’s battle-proven… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 10-Feb-10

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Lockheed Martin Delivers 50th Fully Missionized MH-60R to the US Navy

Lockheed Martin Delivers 50th Fully Missionized MH-60R to the US Navy

Following HeliHub.com running this story on 4th February, here is the full press release from Lockheed Martin: Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has formally delivered the 50th MH-60R helicopter, fully equipped for its mission to protect the U.S. Navy fleet from hostile submarines and surface ships. The newest member of the SEAHAWK® family of maritime helicopters is… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 10-Feb-10

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InferX Demonstrates Enhanced Aircraft Readiness to NAVAIR Using Next-Generation Predictive Analytics Technology

InferX (Pink Sheets: NFRX) announced today that it demonstrated how its next-generation predictive analytics products and solutions, in conjunction with IBM Cognos business intelligence solutions, helps defense agencies significantly reduce repair and maintenance costs. The demonstration was made to a large audience at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) headquarters at Patuxent River.  In a… Read more »

Source: InferX, 05-Feb-10

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US Navy Fiscal 2011 budget calls for 103 new helicopters

US Navy Fiscal 2011 budget calls for 103 new helicopters

he budget requests money for a mix of 28 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and UH-1Y Venom utility helos for the Marine Corps; 30 MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft; 24 MH-60R Seahawks for the Navy; and 18 MH-60S Seahawks. The budget submission also calls for three Fire Scout unmanned helicopters

Source: Navy Times, 02-Feb-10

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Kongsberg delivers second generation Helicopter Operations Surveillance System to US Navy

Kongsberg delivers second generation Helicopter Operations Surveillance System to US Navy

Kongsberg Maritime has successfully delivered the first Helicopter Operations Surveillance System (HOSS) for amphibious ships to the U.S. NAVY as part of an $11,000,000 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) fixed price, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract awarded in December 2008. The new contract is a follow-on to the original HOSS contracts awarded in 2007 which… Read more »

Source: Kongsberg, 27-Jan-10

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US Navy Develops Threat Warning System for Rotary-Wing Aircraft

Source: Defence Industry Daily, 16-Jan-10

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BAE Systems continue testing of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System with US Navy and Marine Corps

BAE Systems continue testing of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System with US Navy and Marine Corps

BAE Systems, in concert with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, scored four hits in four shots during the final phase of integrated testing of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), a technology that adds low-cost precision laser guidance to 2.75-inch airborne rockets.

Source: BAE Systems, 18-Dec-09

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Telephonics Awarded Contract from Lockheed Martin for US Navy Multi-Mission Helicopter Communication Systems

Telephonics Awarded Contract from Lockheed Martin for US Navy Multi-Mission Helicopter Communication Systems

Telephonics announced that its Communication Systems Division has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to manufacture support systems for U.S. Navy helicopters.  The equipment supplied under the $6.9M contract will be delivered in early 2011.

Source: Telephonics, 02-Dec-09

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NAVAIR delivers new Mi-17 helicopters to Afghan National Army Air Corps

NAVAIR delivers new Mi-17 helicopters to Afghan National Army Air Corps

NAVAIR delivered four new Mi-17 helicopters to the Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) in Kabul, Afghanistan just sixty-five days after the order was placed.

Source: Navair, 20-Nov-09

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AgustaWestland Awarded US Navy Contract for Egyptian H-3s

AgustaWestland is please to announce that AgustaWestland North America (AWNA) was recently awarded a $17.35 million U.S. Navy contract to provide depot level maintenance on three Egyptian Mk-2 variant H-3 helicopters.

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Nov-09

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EADS North America delivers first H-72A training helicopter to the US Navy

EADS North America has delivered the first of five H-72A training helicopters for the U.S. Navy today, marking a new milestone in the company’s production of multi-role helicopters for U.S. military services.

Source: EADS North America, 16-Nov-09

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30-Oct-09 (Serial TBA) Bell TH-57 Harold, US-Florida

30-Oct-09

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US Navy and Marine Helicopters Begin Relief Flights in Indonesia

US Navy and Marine Helicopters Begin Relief Flights in Indonesia

Just hours after USS Denver (LPD9) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived offshore here, helicopters from both ships started flying urgently needed emergency supplies to remote areas of Western Sumatra Oct. 9.

Source: US Navy, 13-Oct-09

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US Navy Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 moving from Texas to Virginia

HM-15 was moved from Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas to Naval Station Norfolk under BRAC 2005. It has 10 MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopters.

Source: US Navy, 23-Sep-09

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Whiting Field celebrates helicopter milestone

Tuesday NAS Whiting Field and Training Air Wing FIVE reached a milestone for contract maintenance.Cmdr. Michael Fisher, Commander of HT-8 and three others logged the milestone of 2,000,000 flight hours at Whiting Field under contract maintenance.

Source: Santa Rosa Press Gazette, 09-Sep-09

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NAVAIR delivers second pair of Sea Kings to Argentine Navy

Source: US Navy, 21-Jul-09

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21-Jul-09 163790 Sikorsky SH-60 Fort Pickett, US-Virginia

22-Jul-09 Sikorsky SH-60 Fort Pickett, US-Virginia

21-Jul-09

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Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron “Chargers” Celebrate 25 Years

Source: US Navy, 15-Jul-09

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Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron HSM-71 Completes Maiden Deployment

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron HSM-71 Completes Maiden Deployment

In 2007 the squadron was comprised of two aircraft and a handful of personnel. Now it has more than 270 Sailors and 11 MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters. HSM-71 serves aboard Stennis and mans detachments aboard USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Kidd (DDG 100).

Source: US Navy, 08-Jul-09

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Navy’s Newest Helicopter Hangar Opens At NAS Jacksonville

Source: US Navy, 07-Jul-09

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US Naval Aviation Pins 30,000th Helicopter Pilot

Source: Soldier of Fortune, 30-Jun-09

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US Navy frigate hosts latest Fire Scout trials

Source: Navy Times, 29-Jun-09

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Mundus and AirStar Releases New High Tech VTUAVs to Fulfill Contracts With US Army, Navy and Air Force

Source: Mindus, 02-Jun-09

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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

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.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 02-Jun-09

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19-May-09 165117 Sikorsky HH-60H off San Diego, US-California (5F)

19-May-09 165117 Sikorsky HH-60H off San Diego, US-California

19-May-09

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

Source: Express & Star, 14-May-09

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