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April 3, 2019
The biggest in the world Mi-26T2V helicopter completes preliminary flight tests
Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) successfully completed preliminary flight tests of the Mi-26T2V helicopter.
March 25, 2019
Chinook helicopters to be a game changer, says IAF Chief Dhanoa
By Vishal Thapar
India's military modernisation plan to beef up war fighting capability in the mountains begins to fall into place. A Chinook can rapidly induct 50 troops or 20 tons of weaponry per sortie to mountainous battlefields
February 27, 2019
Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters prepare for flight test
Two fully assembled HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH), built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, are preparing for their maiden flights, which will occur before mid-year at the Sikorsky West Palm Beach site in Florida.
January 10, 2019
Indonesian Air Force places order for eight additional H225Ms
The Indonesian Air Force has ordered eight additional twin-engine multirole H225M helicopters as part of the country's fleet-strengthening initiative for a combat search and rescue-capable fleet.
January 3, 2019
Boeing to modernize entire Spanish Chinook helicopter fleet
Boeing will upgrade all 17 of Spain's CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration, adding features such as the digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling to align that country's fleet with those of other nations.
December 26, 2018
Sikorsky, Boeing provide first look at SB>1 DEFIANT™
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Boeing provided the first look at the SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter the companies have developed for the US Army's Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program.
December 14, 2018
Hungary orders 16 H225M multi-role helicopters
The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 H225M multi-purpose helicopters equipped with the HForce weapon management system.
December 14, 2018
German Federal Police strengthens Super Puma fleet with delivery of three H215s
The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) has taken delivery of three heavy H215 helicopters, with a fourth to follow in June 2019.
December 13, 2018
Bundeswehr orders H145 search and rescue helicopters
The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces' (Bundeswehr) obsolete Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet.
November 23, 2018
Serbia receives first out of nine H145Ms
The Serbian Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin visited the Airbus Helicopters Donauwörth site to accept the first H145M for the Serbian Air Force.
November 5, 2018
GE celebrates 40 years powering Sikorsky's H-60 Black Hawk, submits ITEP final proposal revision
GE Aviation congratulates Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, on the 40 th anniversary of the Black Hawk.
October 29, 2018
US Army Pilots Fly Autonomous Sikorsky Helicopter in First-of-its-Kind Demonstration
US Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter (OPV) through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
October 24, 2018
The Royal Thai Air Force receives two new H225Ms
The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken delivery of its seventh and eighth H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters. Since 2012, the RTAF has placed orders for a total of 12 H225Ms under its fleet modernisation programme.
October 19, 2018
Airbus Helicopters to showcase H135 as future Navy helicopter trainer during US Navy Fleet Fly-In event
Airbus Helicopters will showcase the versatile and market-leading H135 aircraft as the future training helicopter for the US Navy at the Naval Helicopter Association's Fleet Fly-in at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Pensacola, Florida...
September 27, 2018
Airbus Helicopters Tiger to get a new set of claws
OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) has commissioned Airbus Helicopters, on behalf of the French, German and Spanish Armament agencies DGA, BAAINBw and DGAM, to perform de-risking studies aimed at providing the Tiger with next generation battlefield capabilities.
September 24, 2018
Boeing MH-139 to replace US Air Force UH-1N Huey fleet
Boeing will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the US Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N "Huey" helicopters used to protect America's intercontinental ballistic missile bases.
September 14, 2018
Northrop Grumman begins MQ-8C Fire Scout flight tests in Moss Point, Miss.
Northrop Grumman Corporation began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major milestone for the company and the region's aerospace economy.
June 29, 2018
Luxembourg Defence orders two H145Ms
The Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has ordered two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defence and security missions.
June 29, 2018
Hungary orders 20 H145Ms
The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 20 H145M military helicopters equipped with the innovative HForce weapon management in the frame of the military modernisation programme Zrinyi 2026.
April 18, 2018
Indian delegation witnessed performance of Ka-226T helicopter
The representatives of the Indian MoD visited Kamov Helicopters of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) within the framework of the project of the delivering 200 units of Ka-226T rotorcraft and establishing its serial production in India.
September 4, 2017
HAL gets orders for 41 Advanced Light Helicopters
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited signed one more contract for supply of Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH). The contract is for 40 ALH to the Indian Army and one to the Indian Navy.