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

Dangerous skies

• India to upgrade dilapidated Ka-28s
• Kuwait buys 30 H225Ms
• Exercise Jaded Thunder 2016 tests SOF mettle
• International operator opts for armed Black Hawk
• T129 nears full weaponisation
• AW149 now a ‘butterfly with sting’

Although it is little more than two years since the Merlin HM2 entered service with the Royal Navy, the type has already demonstrated its versatility across a broad range of taskings well away from UK shores.

US Army aviation units in Iraq continue to play an important role in the country, with a varied fleet of helicopters being used to assist in the war against Daesh.

In conflict zones with no defined battle lines, where anti-aircraft weapons are numerous, robust self-protection suites for helicopters are vital.

Cockpit upgrades spring from a direct need to add capability or deal with obsolescence. In either case, they can give older helicopters a new lease of life.

A helicopter pilot’s night vision could owe more to technology from the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet than traditional goggles in the future.  

In the face of domestic insurgency and an increasingly belligerent China, updating or replacing military helicopter fleets in the Philippines is a matter of increasing urgency.

RAdm G Dean Peters, USN Program Executive Officer for Air ASW, Assault and Special Mission Programs, talks to Tony Skinner about replacing ageing CH-53 models with the new King Stallion.

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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