Nov/Dec 2014


• Indonesia country focus
• Training
• Sensor payloads
• HMDs


Jan/Feb 2015

(IDEX, Avalon, LIMA)


• Naval helicopters
• Radars
• Scout/light attack helicopters
• Guided rockets


Mar/Apr 2015

(Quad A, AUSA Winter, LAAD, Sea-Air-Space, IDEF)


• Army aviation restructure
• Turkish industry update
• Cockpit upgrades
• Engines


May/Jun 2015

(IMDEX, Paris Air Show)


• EO/IR systems
• Special forces operations
• Utility helicopters
• HMDs


Jul/Aug 2015

(MSPO, DSEi, Modern Day Marine)


• Communications
• Missiles
• Attack helicopters
• Self-protection systems


Sep/Oct 2015

(AUSA Annual, ADEX, Defense & Security)


• Anti-submarine warfare
• Guns


Nov/Dec 2015

(Dubai Airshow, I/ITSEC)


• Night vision
• Simulation
• Medevac operations
• Avionics

Now well into its fourth decade, Defence Helicopter's unrivalled reporting is respected and read by those involved in military and parapublic aviation. From the strategists to the pilots who fly the missions, from airframe researchers and developers to weapons and equipment users and designers. We also feature 'after-action' reports from those who were there, read by those who may soon take their place. DH informs, analyses and provides the facts.

Complementing the magazine’s expanded editorial coverage is, a major daily news and information resource for both the civil and the military communities. Shephard provides the international helicopter community with its most comprehensive portfolio of specialist information services and an array of cost-efficient sales and marketing opportunities.


Boeing set for AH-6i light attack helicopter production
Austria searches for Kiowa replacement
Mexico redefines rotary-wing plans
Bell V-280 Valor assembly begins
Flight test date set for SB>1 Defiant

Parallel thinking
US Special Operations Command is in the midst of a comprehensive renewal of its rotary-wing fleet, with representatives briefing on the latest activities at the recent SOFIC event in Florida. Scott R Gourley provides an overview of the developments.

Switching suppliers
Eastern European air arms’ efforts to replace their Mi-24 fleets have gained new impetus following Moscow’s recent actions. Beth Maundrill and Tony Skinner examine the various national requirements and the aircraft types being pitched to fulfil them.

Complete package
Self-protection systems must continually evolve in order to stay ahead of new threats as and when they emerge. Peter Donaldson canvasses the market.

Projectile potential
Jonathan Tringham rounds up some recent developments in the field of helicopterlaunched air-to-ground missiles.

Can we talk?
There is a wide array of communications packages available to military rotorcraft operators, from high-end, bespoke Type 1-encrypted systems to more affordable, but less secure, options. Grant Turnbull provides an overview.

Brand loyalty
Russia’s military rotorcraft exports have significantly grown in recent years. Alexander Mladenov reviews the progress made and who the largest customers have been.

Modernising Malta
Since the 1970s, Malta has been evolving its rotary-wing fleet and recently took delivery of AW139s to further strengthen capabilities. Mauro Finati visited theArmed Forces of Malta’s Air Wing based at Luqa International Airport to learn more.

Tail Spin
While the Czech Air Force’s rotary-wing fleet has significantly reduced in size over the years, its capabilities have become more sophisticated, as Brig Gen Jaromír Šebesta, the service’s Deputy Commander, explains to Tony Skinner.

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