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    DSEI 2017: MAST System guides helicopters

    15th September 2017

    Curtiss-Wright is developing a manual aircraft securing and traversing (MAST) handling system, which is expected to be utilised by the more littoral-based navies around the ...

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    Z-19 sprouts radar and set to achieve exports

    15th September 2017

    For the first time the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) publicly exhibited an example of its Z-19 attack helicopter fitted with a mast-mounted millimeter wave radar, ...

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    DSEI 2017: Vector modernises for government fleets

    15th September 2017

    First-time DSEI exhibitor Vector Aerospace is seeing multiple military opportunities as governments from around the world seek to extend the service life of their aircraft ...

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    Sino-Russian AHL grows in stature

    15th September 2017

    China and Russia are edging closer to a contract for the cooperative Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL) helicopter, with the proposed design more prominently presented at ...

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    29th CAB receives CH-47F helicopters

    14th September 2017

    The US Army’s 29th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) unit in Iraq has received new CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The incoming CH-47Fs are the first in a ...

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    DSEI 2017: FVL ready for flight (video)

    14th September 2017

    The FVL technology demonstrator aircraft being built for the US Army's Joint Multi-Role (JMR) programme are both progressing, although Bell Helicopter's V-280 Valor is now ...

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    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 ...

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    Russia ready to receive first Alligator helicopters

    13th September 2017

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to receive its first consignment of Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters by the end of the year, the ...

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    H145M flies with HForce

    12th September 2017

    Airbus Helicopters’ H145M has performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system, the company announced on 8 September.HForce is a modular weapon system ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Lockheed’s AOEW system passes PDR

    7th September 2017

    Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system has successfully passed its preliminary design review (PDR), the company announced on 5 September. The company’s AOEW ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Indian Army lodges Dhruv order

    6th September 2017

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is in receipt of an order for 41 further Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), primarily for the Indian Army, according to ...

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    Lockheed Martin to build two CH-53K

    5th September 2017

    Lockheed Martin has received a Low Rate Initial Production Lot 1 contract worth $304 million from the US Naval Air Systems Command to build two ...

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    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 ...

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    Australia requests MH-60R upgrade

    4th September 2017

    The US State Department has approved a potential foreign military sale for an Australian MH-60R helicopter upgrade programme, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on ...

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