Nov/Dec 2013
(Dubai Airshow, MILCOM)

• Defensive aids suites
• Composites and structures
• Simulation
• Middle East market

Jan/Feb 2014
(Defexpo, Singapore Air Show, AUSA Winter)

• Indian helicopter procurement
• Asia-Pacific focus
• Communications

Mar/Apr 2014
(FIDAE, Defence Services Asia, Quad A, SOFEX)

• Latin America
• Scout/light attack helicopters
• Naval mission systems
• Missiles and rockets

May/Jun 2014
(ILA Berlin, Eurosatory)

• Guns
• Night vision systems
• Self-protection
• Future heavy lift

Jul/Aug 2014
(Farnborough Air Show)

• European focus
• Blades
• Avionics
• Engines

Sep/Oct 2014
(African Aerospace & Defence Exposition, AUSA Annual)

• Poland country focus
• Helicopter upgrades
• Future of VTOL
• Ground support

Nov/Dec 2014
(Indo Aerospace Expo & Forum)

• Indonesia country focus
• Training
• Sensor payloads
• HMDs

Now well into its third 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.



Echo Apaches performing beyond expectations
Poland moves ahead with helicopter purchase
Netherlands suspends acceptance of further NH90 NFHs 

The East-West divide 

The demand for new and upgraded helicopters from European militaries varies greatly across the continent. Matthew Smith learns which countries are leading the way in procurement and improvement programmes. 

Ready or not? 

With a tender still to be released for Hungary’s military helicopter fleet replacement plans, questions remain over which platforms are likely to be procured, and the time frame involved. Jim Dorschner looks at the possible contenders. 

Wildcat sharpens its claws 

The RN will next year introduce the Wildcat HMA2 on the front line. Richard Scott visited 700W Naval Air Squadron to discover what tactical development has revealed about the aircraft’s potential. 

Taking control 

Could the concept of an optionally piloted helicopter that provides its passengers with a mission-specific interface become reality? Peter Donaldson finds out. 

Smoother, better, faster, stronger 

Rotor blade development activity plays a vital part in the overall evolution of a helicopter’s capabilities. Jonathan Tringham examines industry’s current work.

Quest for power 

A number of next-generation engines are currently in development that promise significant reduction in specific fuel consumption levels and maintenance costs. Peter Donaldson examines some of these programmes. 

Affordable aviation 

With the US Army’s restructuring plans for its rotary-wing component now fully laid out in public, the battle lines have been drawn and will likely result in some severe political ruptures yet, finds Tony Skinner. 

Industrial strength


Dominique Maudet, EVP global business and services at Airbus Helicopters, talks to Tony Skinner about the future prospects for the company’s military product line.

Defence Helicopter is part of the rotary division in Shephard's internationally renowned publishing portfolio.

DH has circulation of over 9,000 and each printed copy has a 5 times pass on readership. (Adestra Readership Survey 2010).

Circulation has been further enhanced with the launch of our new free digital editions service.

Shephard's publications are also distributed at all major shows throughout the year.

Advertising in DH will ensure your message really is seen by the right people in the industry. Do not miss this unique opportunity.

For advertising enquiries contact:

Jane Smith, Commercial Manager on: +44 (0)1753 727004, email

Shephard Media is delighted to announce that our range of defence, aerospace and security magazines are now available through dedicated Apps for both Android and Apple devices.

Optimised for mobile viewing, the App allows readers to download and view each issue offline, and provides additional content such as interactive links, slideshow galleries, animations, video and more.

The first issue in each App is free to download and all issues will soon be available free to access for Shephard Plus subscribers using their existing Shephard Plus login details.

We hope you enjoy this great new way to access your favourite magazines.

iOS/Apple users click here

Google/Android users click here

Email this to a friend.