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.

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Jan/Feb 2017
Features

Naval helicopters
Night vision – Part 1
Communications
Missiles and rockets

Event distribution
IDEX (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Avalon (Geelong, Australia)
AUSA Global (Huntsville, AL, USA)
LIMA (Langkawi, Malaysia)
Aero India (Bengaluru, India)

Mar/Apr 2017
Features
US Army upgrades
Light/scout attack
Self-protection
Avionics

Event distribution
Sea-Air-Space (National Harbor, MD,
USA)
LAAD (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Quad A MSS (Nashville, TN, USA)
IDEF (Istanbul, Turkey)
AHS (Fort Worth, Texas)

May/Jun 2017
Features
Special forces
Guns
EO/IR systems
ASW

Event distribution
IMDEX (Singapore)
SOFIC (Tampa, FL, USA)
CANSEC (Ottawa, Canada)
Future Helicopter Technology (Rome, Italy)
Paris Air Show (Paris, France)

Jul/Aug 2017
Features
Training platforms procurement
HMDs
MRO – Part 1
Crew safety

Event distribution
MAKS (Moscow, Russia)
MSPO (Kielce, Poland)
DSEI (London, UK)
AFA (National Harbor, MD, USA)
Modern Day Marine (Quantico, VA, USA)

Sep/Oct 2017
Features
DVE
Engines
Ground support
Night vision – Part 2

Event distribution
Pacific (Sydney, Australia)
AUSA Annual (Washington, DC, USA)
Seoul ADEX (Seoul, South Korea)
Defence & Security (Bangkok, Thailand)

Nov/Dec 2017
Features
Cockpit upgrades
Blades
Utility helicopters
Fly-by-wire

Event distribution
Dubai Airshow (Dubai, UAE)
I/ITSEC (Orlando, FL, US)
Gulf Defence (Kuwait)

Jan/Feb 2018
Features
Anti-submarine warfare
Guns
MRO – Part 2
CSAR

Event distribution
Singapore Airshow (Singapore)
DefExpo 2018 (India)

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Procurement, production and progress

NEWS
• TAI bullish about future prospects
• Armed options for CV-22
• Bangladesh signs up for more Mi-171s
• Vectoring Pakistan’s Sea King support
• Boeing to ink Chinook EMD contract
• Mexican Navy receives new Panthers
• Joined-up helicopter training

ON THE SAFE SIDE
Crew safety has always been a key consideration in the design and operation of military helicopters. The area has evolved in recent years, with advances in materials creating a better balance between weight and protection, and unmanned systems are providing an added dimension. 

LIFE IN THE LYNX
Given that the Sea Skua missile has reached the end of its partnership with the Lynx, operators of legacy examples of the type require a replacement anti-surface capability: DH was introduced to Sea Venom.

A PLATFORM TO SUCCESS
Militaries around the world have a need for high-quality and cost-effective helicopter training, but they must consider not only the replication of real-world scenarios but also the pilot’s subsequent transition to the actual platform. 

MODERN VISION
Developments continue in the effort to help military pilots overcome the difficulties of undertaking helicopter missions when visibility conditions are low. As upgraded platforms integrate new display technologies, so too must flight simulators improve compatibility to effectively provide modern training.

TOWARDS MARKET DOMINATION
Russia’s rotorcraft manufacturer, Russian Helicopters, has embarked on a large-scale drive to expand the scope and improve the quality of its after-sales support system, which includes spare parts supply, MRO, upgrades, life extension and training services.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE
DH attended a phase of Kinetic Exercise, which took place in Northeast Italy at the end of March, to learn more about the capabilities and missions of Italian Army Aviation task forces operating rotary-wing platforms.

TAIL SPIN
INSUFFICIENT OFFERINGS

Simon Sparkes, head of rotary wing at Nova Systems UK, discusses the future of medium-heavy rotorcraft platforms in the maritime sector and considers the alternative focuses of OEMs.


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