(Dubai Airshow, I/ITSEC)
• Night vision
• Medevac operations
(Singapore Airshow, AUSA Global Force, DefExpo)
• ASEAN helicopter procurement
• Naval helicopters
• Rockets and missiles
(DIMDEX, FIDAE, DSA, Quad A)
• Helicopter upgrades
• Scout helicopter procurement
(SOFEX, Sea-Air-Space, SOFIC, ILA Berlin, Eurosatory)
• Special operations
(Farnborough International Airshow)
(MSPO, AAD, ADAS, Naval Warfare Asia, Modern Day Marine, AUSA Annual)
• Night vision
• Utility helicopters
• Cockpit upgrades
(I/ITSEC, Indo Defence)
• Sensor systems
• Optionally piloted helicopters
Now well into its fourth decade, Defence Helicopter's unrivalled reporting is respected and read by those involved in military and parapublic aviation. From the strategists to the pilots who fly the missions, from airframe researchers and developers to weapons and equipment users and designers. We also feature 'after-action' reports from those who were there, read by those who may soon take their place. DH informs, analyses and provides the facts.
Complementing the magazine’s expanded editorial coverage is www.Rotorhub.com, a major daily news and information resource for both the civil and the military communities. Shephard provides the international helicopter community with its most comprehensive portfolio of specialist information services and an array of cost-efficient sales and marketing opportunities.
Moving with the times
• Brazil certifies weaponised Fennecs...
• ...and new armament for Thai AS550 C3e
• Vikhr-1 ATGMs for Russian Ka-52 fleet
• Pakistan boosts Viper order
• AVX reports FVL progress
The complex nature of today’s overlapping security challenges around the world mean ever increasing demands for special operations forces and their air support, particularly when dealing with Islamist extremist movements in the Middle East and Africa and hybrid war threats along NATO’s eastern flank.
Completely new dedicated military engines are rare beasts as they invariably need kick-starting by defined service requirements. However, the US Army has taken an important step towards a new generation of powerplants for its attack and utility fleets.
While recent emphasis has been placed on emerging rockets and missiles, an increasing number of real-world scenarios have served to emphasise the continuing importance of helicopter cannon and machine gun systems.
Providing cost-effective logistical support for helicopters supplied to allied nations under the US FMS programme requires many agencies to work together.
Russian manufacturer U-UAP is still finding new ways to update its latest production models of the venerable Mi-8/17 family.
Use of SATCOM on helicopters has traditionally been restricted due to the difficulties of transmitting through turning main rotor blades. Has this hurdle now been overcome?
Vintage Soviet-era Mi-24V and Mi-25 heavy attack helicopters have been subjected to four decades of Afghanistan’s hot climate and high-intensity conflicts. Now, the Afghan Air Force has a skeleton fleet, with several platforms indefinitely grounded and awaiting overhaul.
PARTING SHOT: IN THE JUNGLE
Capt Steven Howard, second in command of the UK’s 7 Flight Army Air Corps in Brunei, speaks to David Oliver about the unit’s support role in military exercises in the Brunei jungle and its ad-hoc support to the country’s government.
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