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    Indian Sea Kings riddled with problems

    28th July 2017

    The Indian Navy’s (IN) ageing UH-3H Sea Kings are riddled with deficiencies that have compromised their availability for missions, the country’s top auditor has revealed.  ...

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    PGZ, Bell Helicopters to cooperate on UH-1Y

    27th July 2017

    Bell Helicopter and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to cooperate on the UH-1Y Venom for the Polish market, the company announced ...

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    Industry waits for USN training heli needs

    27th July 2017

    The RfI for an Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) to replace the USN’s TH-57 Sea Ranger was laid out four years ago. The RfP was ...

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    GTLK orders Russian-made HEMs helicopters

    26th July 2017

    Russian Helicopters and Russia’s state-owned leasing company GTLK signed on 20 July 2017 a contract detailing the delivery of 30 EMS helicopters under a newly-designed, ...

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    L3 Wescam receives MX-15 orders

    21st July 2017

    L3 Technologies’ Wescam has received an order from Airbus Helicopters to provide MX-15 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on multiple fleets of H225M Caracal ...

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    CPI wins Black Hawk fuel assemblies contract

    20th July 2017

    CPI Aerostructures has secured a five-year contract worth $21 million to manufacture and supply fuel panel assemblies for Sikorsky's UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, the company ...

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    Kaman signs H-60 cockpit deal

    19th July 2017

    Kaman Aerospace has signed a new five-year contract with Sikorsky for the manufacture of H-60 cockpits under the US Department of Defense's multi-year IX H-60 ...

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    KBRwyle wins task order from US Army

    18th July 2017

    KBRwyle has received a three-year task order to provide programmatic support to the US Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aviation at Redstone Arsenal in ...

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    Mi-171Sh-VN shown for first time

    18th July 2017

    The latest military derivative of the Mi-8/1 family, the Mi-171Sh-VN has been revealed at MAKS 2017 near Moscow. In its new guise, this latest Hip ...

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    On display at RIAT (video)

    17th July 2017

    Shephard editors Grant Turnbull and Helen Haxell take a look at the flight line at RIAT 2017 and talk through some of the key platforms that ...

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    Netherlands requests AGM-114R Hellfire missiles

    17th July 2017

    The US is considering a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AGM-114R Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM) to the Netherlands, the Defense ...

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    Netherlands seeks CMWS from US

    13th July 2017

    The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of AN/AAR-57A(V)7 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) to the Netherlands, the ...

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    Iranian heliport receives Bell 214s (gallery)

    11th July 2017

    The second air base/heliport of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Corps (IRGCAA), named Seyyed al-Shahada, was officially established during a ceremony on 4 July 2017 ...

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    Petards secures UK market contracts

    10th July 2017

    Petards has detailed contracts received for work in the UK military market worth a combined £1.5 million.The first contract, awarded by the UK Ministry of ...

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    Brazilian Navy receives CSAR H225M

    10th July 2017

    Helibras, a local operation of Airbus Helicopters, recently handed over the first of three H225M helicopters in CSAR configuration to the Brazilian Navy. The aircraft, ...

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    Diminished returns for UK equipment

    7th July 2017

    A reduction in platform numbers is a recurring theme in the UK Armed Forces Equipment and Formations publication, with the headline loss being a 37% ...

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    CH-53K flight testing moves to Patuxent River

    7th July 2017

    The CH-53K King Stallion has completed its first long-range test flight from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, as it ...

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    Korea’s final Wildcats bare operational claws

    6th July 2017

    The final four of South Korea’s eight Leonardo AW159 Wildcat naval helicopters were formally declared operational on 5 July. The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) ...

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    Saudi Arabia’s helicopter inventory bolstered

    5th July 2017

    The skies above Saudi Arabia are soon to be filled with AH-6is and Black Hawks as deliveries begin from Boeing and Sikorsky as part of ...

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