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, 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.

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

Keeping your options open

• Afghanistan to shift to US-built helicopters
• Russia deploys Ka-31SV to Syria
• Z-10 comes out in force
• Armed Z-11WB makes debut
• Experimental helicopter hits 218kts
• Afghan MD 530Fs proving worth, says NATO

The aeromedical mission of the US Army has grown from humble beginnings more than 70 years ago into a sophisticated, world-class programme.

The market for military helicopters in Asia and Australasia remains resilient, with equipment recapitalisation cycles, increasing defence budgets and expanding mission sets pushing rotorcraft to the forefront of procurement activity.

Helmet-mounted displays for rotorcraft are a rapidly evolving technology, but industry must strike a balance between increasingly sophisticated hardware while keeping things as simple as possible for the operator.

A need for flexibility in piloting missions has seen the rise of both optionally piloted and optimally manned systems.

Rotorcraft crew requirements for improved situation awareness are being met by a range of integrated and high-definition sensor systems.

International success with models new and old shows there is still life left in the Hind attack helicopter family, as the decades-old platform’s rebirth continues.

Richard Kretzschmar, Future Vertical Lift programme manager at the US Army Program Executive Office Aviation, discusses the current status of the programme with Beth Maundrill.

Defence Helicopter is part of the rotary division in Shephard's internationally renowned publishing portfolio.

DH has circulation of over 9,200 and each printed copy has a 5 times pass on readership. (Adestra Readership Survey 2010).

Circulation has been further enhanced with the launch of our new free digital editions service.

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