Nov/Dec 2015
(Dubai Airshow, I/ITSEC)


•    Night vision
•    Simulation
•    Medevac operations
•    Avionics


Jan/Feb 2016

(Singapore Airshow, AUSA Global Force, DefExpo)


•    ASEAN helicopter procurement
•    Naval helicopters
•    EO/IR
•    Rockets and missiles


Mar/Apr 2016



•    Helicopter upgrades
•    ASW
•    Scout helicopter procurement
•    DVE


May/Jun 2016

(SOFEX, Sea-Air-Space, SOFIC, ILA Berlin, Eurosatory)


•    Guns
•    Special operations
•    Communications
•    Engines

Jul/Aug 2016

(Farnborough International Airshow)

•    Blades
•    Training
•    Avionics
•    MRO


Sep/Oct 2016

(MSPO, AAD, ADAS, Naval Warfare Asia, Modern Day Marine, AUSA Annual)

•    Night vision
•    Self-protection
•    Utility helicopters
•    Cockpit upgrades


Nov/Dec 2016

(I/ITSEC, Indo Defence)


•    Sensor systems
•    Medevac
•    HMDs
•    Optionally piloted helicopters

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OEM refutes Afghan MD 530F criticisms
South Korean Apache deliveries imminent
Sikorsky reveals details on Raider progress
Egypt selects the Ka-52

Stable work

Dutch forces have been instrumental in helping the UN’s stabilisation mission in Mali. Erwan de Cherisey provides an overview of its helicopter detachment that, among other missions, has provided an essential medevac capability.

Game plans

The Royal Canadian Air Force has been embracing more advanced simulation capabilities as part of its overall helicopter training efforts. Scott R Gourley visited the service’s CH-147F training facility in Ontario to find out more.

Extreme views

Successful fusion of multiple active and passive sensors in effective and affordable packages is one aim of the night vision community. Peter Donaldson looks at industry’s progress in achieving new levels of situational awareness for pilots.

Ring out the old

Some 62 Bell UH-1Ns, which have been in US service since the early 1970s, are finally set to retire. Jim Dorschner outlines where these machines are currently stationed, the missions being undertaken and what the contenders might be to take their place.

Developing capabilities

Although Brazil has ambitious military helicopter acquisition and upgrade plans, recent financial setbacks have added doubt on their future. Iñigo Guevara canvasses some of these programmes and considers which are likely to be completed, cut or delayed.

Expansion mode

Russia has embarked on an ambitious recapitalisation and growth plan for its army aviation branch, while reforming its organisational structure. Alexander Mladenov examines recent frontline developments.

Tail Spin

Capt Adrian Orchard, commanding officer of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, talks to Patrick Allen about the multirole capabilities of the base’s helicopter fleet.

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