Helen Haxell

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell is editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines. Helen joined Shephard in February 2016.

Before joining the company, Helen volunteered in a favela in Rio de Janeiro as an English teacher, and she has worked on a number of magazines and publications including Dods Parliamentary Companion, Public Affairs News, and The House magazine.

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    DSEI 2017: Rockwell Collins with force (video)

    14th September 2017

    At DSEI 2017, Rockwell Collins has announced its mission computer for Airbus Helicopters' HForce programme, which modifies the company’s civil platforms to allow for military ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    DSEI 2017: Elbit demonstrates soldier system (video)

    13th September 2017

    Elbit Systems is demonstrating the latest developments of its digital army programme components at DSEI 2017. Shephard spoke to senior director of C4ISR at Elbit, Gil ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    DSEI 2017: Argus Soldier System open to operators (video)

    13th September 2017

    Rheinmetall Canada is displaying its Argus Soldier System at DSEI 2017. The Canadian armed forces will receive 4,000 systems in total. The lightweight, modular and ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    DSEI 2017: UTC showcases Litis (video)

    13th September 2017

    UTC Aerospace Systems is showcasing its MEMS inertial measurement system, LITIS at DSEI 2017. LITIS is compact, light-weight and rugged in design and meets users' ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    DSEI 2017: UK Dragonfire aims to the future (video)

    12th September 2017

    Earlier this year, the UK MoD awarded a contract to an industrial consortium of companies to develop laser technology for directed energy weapons. Shephard talks through ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    DSEI 2017: Rheinmetall Canada displays armed UGV (video)

    12th September 2017

    Rheinmetall Canada is displaying its armed UGV - the concept is a modular system and its base versions can be used for logistics, surveillance or ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    DSEI 2017: Chinook to stay in UK's future fleet

    12th September 2017

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is in talks with the US Army in relation to standing up a new variant of the Chinook, a senior ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    DSEI 2017: What to expect (video)

    11th September 2017

    Shephard editor Grant Turnbull talks about the positive economic tone at DSEI 2017 compared with previous shows that were fixated on diminishing budgets. This edition of ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Columbia sees fire role in idle machines

    8th September 2017

    Ex-military helicopter designs entering the commercial market are breathing life into the industry with heavylift helicopters providing vital work in the communities they serve. This ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Airbus announces safety measure for Tiger pilots

    8th September 2017

    Airbus Helicopters has issued an alert service bulletin (ASB) in relation to Tiger pilots changing from autopilot to manual operation during challenging environments. The safety ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    DSEI 2017: European military helicopter review (video)

    8th September 2017

    Across Europe militaries have received a wide range of helicopters to bolster their fleets for different missions this year. Shephard  takes a closer look at orders ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    DSEI 2017: Sea Venom firing well on all cylinders

    7th September 2017

    European missile manufacturer MBDA is continuing its Sea Venom anti-ship missile trials and Shephard has learnt that all firings so far have been successful.  The first ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Kabul to expand its Cayuse Warrior fleet

    6th September 2017

    MD Helicopters has been awarded a US$1.38 billion contract for 150 MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters, with the initial 30 bound for Afghanistan, the US DoD ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    DSEI 2017: Omnetics connecting next-gen army missions

    5th September 2017

    Omnetics has been delivering connectors of the micro-  and nano-minature variety to the US Army for more than 25 years. With cyber security threats to ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    MSPO 2017: The Kruk of the matter

    29th August 2017

    Despite the postponed advancement of the Polish attack helicopter requirement, likely related to the delayed ASW/SOF tender, companies are outlining proposed platforms for the much ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    MSPO 2017: Poland’s slow helicopter purchases continue

    29th August 2017

    The second iteration of the Polish tender to meet urgent requirements for new helicopters for ASW/SAR and special operations forces (SOF) support missions is proving ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    US DoD inks Chinook deal with Saudi Arabia

    25th August 2017

    Boeing has been awarded a $223 million FMS contract for eight CH-47F Chinook, as part of a wider multiyear deal with Saudi Arabia, the US DoD has announced. ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    T129 deliveries ticking along

    24th August 2017

    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) delivery of T129 Atak helicopters is progressing with 23 aircraft out of 59 having been delivered as of this month under ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Urban heli taxis take-off

    11th August 2017

    Worsening congestion and pollution is pushing more and more commuters to the skies of São Paulo, Brazil, as helicopter taxis offer an increasingly affordable and ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Analysis: Frantic year for military helicopter market

    10th August 2017

    While progress has continued across US military helicopter programmes, one platform that has garnered its share of headlines this side of 2017 has been the ...

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