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    MANPADS threat pushes AMPS development

    4th July 2017

    BIRD Aerosystems has further developed its Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS) and Aeroshield Pod due to the increased proliferation of MANPADS, the company told Shephard at the Paris ...

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    Strong prospects for Airbus Helicopters Romania

    3rd July 2017

    Airbus Helicopters remains confident in the potential of its subsidiary company in Romania, Airbus Helicopters Romania and its sister entity, Airbus Helicopters Industries, which is ...

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    Airbus H145 gets increased payload capacity

    3rd July 2017

    Airbus Helicopters is offering its H145 twin-engine light utility helicopter with Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) of 3,800kg, the company announced on 28 June. The optional increase ...

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    Thai army to buy four more Black Hawks

    3rd July 2017

    The Royal Thai Army (RTA) will order four more UH-60M Black Hawks from Sikorsky after receiving US congressional approval. This acquisition will enable the RTA ...

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    SKCG receives Second S-92 helicopter

    30th June 2017

    The South Korea Coast Guard (SKCG) has received its second S-92 search and rescue helicopter from Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin announced on 27 June. The unit will ...

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    Apache Helicopter fires high-energy laser

    29th June 2017

    A high-energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter acquired and hit an unmanned target during a recent firing test conducted at White Sands ...

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    German armed forces receives final H145M

    29th June 2017

    Airbus Helicopters has delivered the 15th and final H145M multi-role helicopter to the German armed forces (Bundeswehr), the company announced on 26 June.  Stationed in ...

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    Saab’s IDAS for H225M Caracal helicopters

    28th June 2017

    Saab will supply its Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) to Airbus Helicopters for use on H225M Caracal multi-role utility aircraft, the company announced on 23 ...

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    Paris Air Show: Striker II from testbed to head

    28th June 2017

    BAE Systems showcased for the first time a new modified version of its Striker II Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) at Paris Air Show last week. ...

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    PLA to parade prowess in Hong Kong

    28th June 2017

    During President Xi Jinping’s first visit to Hong Kong on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the territory’s reversion to Chinese rule, the Hong ...

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    Airbus Helicopters receives H125, H215 orders

    28th June 2017

    Airbus Helicopters Japan has received contracts from Akagi Helicopter and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) for the supply of one H125 single-engine helicopter and one ...

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    Sikorsky to support CH-53D helicopters

    27th June 2017

    Sikorsky has won a contract from Israel's Ministry of Defense to supply spare parts and associated engineering services in support of the CH-53D heavy lift ...

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    Paris Air Show: Test pilot talks CH-53K (video)

    26th June 2017

    While the CH-53K was not present at this year's Paris Air Show, Shephard had the opportunity to speak with Lt Col Jonathan Morel, CH-53K government chief ...

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    Analysis: New Indian naval helicopters dashed again

    26th June 2017

    An Indian Navy (IN) deal valued at over $1 billion for 16 Multirole Helicopters (MRH) was given a quiet burial after being scrapped by the ...

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    ViaSat wins STT contract for Apache

    23rd June 2017

    ViaSat has received a multi-year contract from Boeing for the production of the KOR-24A Link 16 terminal for the US Army's AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters, ...

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    Paris Air Show: TAI bullish about future prospects

    23rd June 2017

    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is ambitious about expanding its current portfolio of rotorcraft for the domestic and international market. Currently manufacturers of the T129 Atak and ...

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    Safran, TAI to support Thai heli engines

    23rd June 2017

    Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) to support helicopter engines operated by the Thai armed forces, the ...

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    Paris Air Show: Hot off the press (video)

    23rd June 2017

    Despite this year's Paris Air Show being a scorcher, with temperatures unseasonably high, the Shephard team worked to provide all the aviation news from the ...

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    Ka-226T helicopter JV registered in India

    23rd June 2017

    Russian Helicopters and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have registered a joint venture (JV) for the production of Ka-226T light helicopters in India, Russian Helicopters announced ...

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