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 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.



German agreement with Airbus gets green light
Indian helicopter RfI closes – again
Upgraded RAF Pumas begin Afghanistan deployment
Ka-52K makes maiden flight

Winds of change

While unpopular in some quarters, the US Army’s Aviation Restructure Initiative is very much becoming a reality. Grant Turnbull examines the impact and implementation of service planners’ response to their current budgetary environment.

Double helix

The Kamov Ka-27, Russia’s only in-service naval helicopter, has been specifically developed for operations from small ships in rough seas. Alexander Mladenov examines the current state and objectives of the Ka-27M/28M upgrade effort.

Open source

The US government and industry are developing technical standards and guides to usher in a new common way of managing the acquisition, development and upgrading of military cockpits. Peter Donaldson examines the progress that has been made.

Staying power

With US efforts to create a next-generation rotary-wing platform and associated subsystems in the form of the FVL, industry is pushing innovative designs to meet potential future requirements and help extend the service life of current assets. Jonathan Tringham examines the importance of engine advances in this.

Return of the king

Deprived of OEM support for more than 35 years, the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy has struggled to keep its SH-3 Sea Kings flying. Babak Taghvaee describes the ongoing challenges.

Making progress

Italian naval aviation is undergoing comprehensive modernisation, replacing legacy fleets with new-generation aircraft. To learn more, Mauro Finati and Paolo Rollino visited Luni naval air station near the port of La Spezia.

Tail Spin

Sikorsky Aircraft president Mick Maurer talks to Tony Skinner about the company’s recent contract wins, current development programmes and future strategic focus.

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