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Night vision – Part 1
Missiles and rockets
IDEX (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Avalon (Geelong, Australia)
AUSA Global (Huntsville, AL, USA)
LIMA (Langkawi, Malaysia)
Aero India (Bengaluru, India)
US Army upgrades
Sea-Air-Space (National Harbor, MD,
LAAD (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Quad A MSS (Nashville, TN, USA)
IDEF (Istanbul, Turkey)
AHS (Fort Worth, Texas)
SOFIC (Tampa, FL, USA)
CANSEC (Ottawa, Canada)
Future Helicopter Technology (Rome, Italy)
Paris Air Show (Paris, France)
Training platforms procurement
MRO – Part 1
MAKS (Moscow, Russia)
MSPO (Kielce, Poland)
DSEI (London, UK)
AFA (National Harbor, MD, USA)
Modern Day Marine (Quantico, VA, USA)
Night vision – Part 2
Pacific (Sydney, Australia)
AUSA Annual (Washington, DC, USA)
Seoul ADEX (Seoul, South Korea)
Defence & Security (Bangkok, Thailand)
Dubai Airshow (Dubai, UAE)
I/ITSEC (Orlando, FL, US)
Gulf Defence (Kuwait)
MRO – Part 2
Singapore Airshow (Singapore)
DefExpo 2018 (India)
Procurement, production and progress
• 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.
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.
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.
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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