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    Lockheed’s AN/APR-52 RWR achieves TRL 6

    18th August 2017

    Lockheed Martin’s AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) for the US Air Force (USAF) Combat Rescue Helicopter programme has achieved Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 6 assessment. ...

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    Merlin Mk4 carries out deck landing trials

    17th August 2017

    A Royal Marines newly upgraded Merlin Mk4 helicopter has spent four weeks aboard aviation training ship RFA Argus as part of work to prepare the ...

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    Orbit expanding MPT30 to helicopters

    17th August 2017

    Orbit Communications Systems is set to expand the development of its new Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) for airborne SATCOM to include helicopter applications, the company announced ...

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    ​Helicopter OEMs defy pessimists

    15th August 2017

    In an environment of continued uncertainty in the oil and gas market, political instability and exchange rate fluctuations, four of the largest helicopter OEMs have ...

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    Ka-226T to undergo testing in Iran

    11th August 2017

    Russian Helicopters and Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) are to test the Ka-226T light utility helicopter in Iran for its ability to operate ...

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    L3 to update and supply CH-47F OFTs

    10th August 2017

    L3 Link Simulation and Training has been awarded a contract modification by CSRA to deliver a fourth CH-47F Chinook Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) in the ...

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    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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    Spanish Navy receives AB-212 helicopter

    8th August 2017

    Sener and Babcock have delivered the fourth upgraded AB-212 helicopter to the Spanish Ministry of Defence, Sener announced on 4 August. The delivery is a ...

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    Presidential helicopter VH-92A takes flight

    8th August 2017

    The VH-92A test aircraft has successfully completed its maiden flight, Lockheed Martin announced on 3 August. The flight marks the beginning of the 250-hour flight ...

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    MDHI, Robertson partner for fuel systems

    4th August 2017

    MD Helicopters (MDHI) has a partnered with Robertson Fuel Systems to develop next-generation Ballistic Tolerant Crashworthy Fuel Systems (BTCWFS) for MDHI’s family of military helicopters. ...

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    Can I sell you a used Black Hawk?

    4th August 2017

    The US Army Contracting Command Redstone, on behalf of the Utility Helicopters Project Management Office, has announced the availability of 14 more UH-60A Black Hawk ...

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    Brazil's Black Hawks clock-up 30,000 hours

    3rd August 2017

    The Brazilian Air Force has announced that in late July its UH-60L Black Hawk reached 30,000 flight hours. Since first beginning operations 11 years ago, ...

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    Sikorsky refurbishing Black Hawks for Australian fire-fighting

    3rd August 2017

    Sikorsky Australia is to refurbish ten ex-US Army UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters for firefighting and disaster relief operations in Australia. The A$63 million contract announced ...

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    German Army Tiger helicopter crashes in Mali

    2nd August 2017

    An Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack helicopter belonging to the German Helicopter Detachment (HELIDET) based in Gao, Mali, crashed South of Tabankort on 26 July according ...

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    Brazilian Army eyes new utility helicopters

    2nd August 2017

    The Brazilian Army is paving the way to launch an acquisition procedure to replace its incumbent fleet of Cougars and Black Hawks. The army currently operates ...

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    Chinook Block II moves forward

    31st July 2017

    Boeing has been awarded an engineering, manufacturing and development contract for the manufacture of three CH-47F Chinook Block II aircraft, the US DoD announced on ...

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    Gentex wins US AAIH contract

    28th July 2017

    Gentex Corporation has been awarded a $13 million contract by the US Army for the delivery of Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (AAIH), the company announced ...

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    Tiger HAD version achieves final qualification

    28th July 2017

    OCCAR has issued the final qualification of Airbus Helicopters' Tiger HAD multi-role attack helicopter in Block 2 configuration, the organisation announced on 24 July. The ...

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    Crew safety: Raytheon boosts situational awareness

    28th July 2017

    Raytheon is currently working on a number of major projects that directly impact on helicopter crew safety.  One of these projects is the Personnel Recovery ...

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