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.



Northrop Grumman to upgrade UH-60L cockpit 

First overseas deployment for UK Puma HC2s 

Russian Air Force reforms Army Aviation branch 

Iran overhauls military helicopter fleet 

No surprises 

With Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky-Boeing being downselected for the US Army’s Joint Multi-Role – Technology Demonstrator programme, focus is now on how the two companies are going to approach this head-on battle. Tony Skinner sizes up the two offerings. 

Euro millions 

Poland’s extensive helicopter modernisation efforts are gaining momentum, with OEMs strategically positioning themselves to secure these lucrative contracts. Jonathan Tringham reviews progress in light of the growing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. 

Going to sea 

The Merlin Life Sustainment Programme will see ex-RAF battlefield support helicopters re-roled and ‘ship-optimised’ to meet the littoral manoeuvre needs of the Commando Helicopter Force. Richard Scott and Patrick Allen report on progress to date. 

Tiered approach 

Typically a more cost-effective route than new airframe acquisitions, militaries often look to the upgrade market to boost their fleet’s capabilities. Peter Donaldson examines the helmet-mounted displays, night vision devices and autonomous add-ons available within the rotorcraft sector.

Italian accents 

The latest Italian version of the AW129 Mangusta, the AH-129D, features a number of improvements over the earlier iterations. Davide Davario visited the 5th Army Aviation Regiment at Casarsa della Delizia to find out more. 

Ramping up 

Budget cuts, the need for rapid deployability and ‘one size fits all’ demands from operators are changing the face of the helicopter ground support equipment market, finds Mark W Grapin. 

Tail Spin 

Capt Niall Griffin, Commanding Officer of the UK’s Commando Helicopter Force, speaks to Patrick Allen about the recent arrival of the Wildcat and future force structure.

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