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.


US Army explores manned/unmanned teaming for UH-60
Apache radar gets maritime mode
Netherlands examines SOF aviation concept
Australia signs HATS contract
Mi-8AMTSh-Vs built without Ukrainian content

Visual impact
Helicopter-mounted imaging and targeting systems play a fundamental role in ensuring mission success during military operations. Scott R Gourley examines recent developments in the US and the impact of manned-unmanned teaming.

Service status
The Indonesian armed forces are currently running a number of helicopter acquisition and upgrade programmes that will significantly update their ageing fleets. Alan Warnes visited Air Squadron 7 of the Indonesian Air Force in Kalijati, Subang, to find out more.

A cold snap
The new-generation Ka-52 Alligator is now in widespread operation across Russian forces. Alexander Mladenov looks at the current status and development prospects of what is arguably the country’s most important attack helicopter programme.

Class action
Providing effective training, both in terms of performance and cost, is essential for helicopter forces operating within today’s fiscally challenged environment. Mark W Grapin examines the models being implemented in the US.

Biting back
Over the past decade, Iranian Army Aviation’s fleet of AH-1Js has been subject to numerous modernisation efforts to regain relevance on the contemporary battlefield. Babak Taghvaee charts the aircraft’s history and its effectiveness today.

Tail Spin
Marking the occasion of the first demonstration flight for the Apache Modernized – Day Sensor Assembly, Lt Col Steven Van Riper spoke to Scott R Gourley about his thoughts on the upgrade programme.

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