Thales Receives First Full Design Verification Report for Medium Risk UAS Operations...

June 26, 2024 @ 05:16 AM

Thales has become the first company to receive a full Design Verification Report (DVR) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for operating light Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in medium risk, Specific Assurance Integrity Level (SAIL) III conditions. This has been achieved in partnership with Aeromapper and ONERA

Romania Orders More S-70 Black Hawk Helicopters

June 26, 2024 @ 04:46 AM

Romanias Ministry of Internal Affairs, Department of Emergency Situations, has contracted PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, for additional new-generation Black Hawk utility helicopter for emergency and firefighting services. This additional aircraft will join Romanias fleet of European manufactured Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk utility helicopters, currently providing maritime and land search...

First Ever Ejection from Helicopter: New System Helps Pilots Bail Out from...

June 25, 2024 @ 02:56 PM

Russian pilots Ivan Boldyrev and Roman Kobets made history by becoming the first to eject from a flying helicopter, using the Ka-52's emergency escape system, during an incident in the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Ka-52 is the only helicopter in the world equipped with an ejection system for the crew...

Boeing Commissions ESG for Ground Support Analysis of German Chinook Fleet

June 25, 2024 @ 01:26 PM

Boeing has awarded a contract to ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG ESOH), a subsidiary of Hensoldt, to conduct an extensive analysis of ground support equipment for the 60 CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters ordered by the German Armed Forces. This comprehensive ESOH (Environment, Safety & Occupational Health) analysis will evaluate the...

Schiebel Group Inaugurates New Camcopter S-300 Production Facility in France

June 25, 2024 @ 12:19 PM

Schiebel Group has officially opened a new facility, Schiebel Aéronaval SAS, in Toulon, France, aimed at supporting the French Navy's S-100 operations and spearheading the production of the CAMCOPTER S-300. The CAMCOPTER S-100 has been in service with the French Ministry of Armed Forces since 2012

Romanian Bayraktar TB2 Pilots to Soon Perform Training Flights of Newly Delivered...

June 25, 2024 @ 12:03 PM

Romanian pilots are set to commence training flights of the country's newly delivered Bayraktar TB2 combat drones, as announced by Turkey-based drone manufacturer Baykar

Korea Aerospace Secures $1.41B to Ramp Up Production of KF-21 Boramae Fighter

June 25, 2024 @ 07:49 AM

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has officially sealed an agreement with the South Korean government for the mass production of the country's homegrown fighter aircraft, the KF-21. Under the terms of the deal inked with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), valued at 1

Hanwha Aerospace Signs First Mass-Produced Engine Supply Contract for South Korean KF-21...

June 25, 2024 @ 07:25 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed a 556.2 billion won ($400 million) contract with Hanwha Aerospace for the supply of the first mass-produced engine for the KF-21 combat jet

South Korea Completes Deployment of Locally-Built Surion Utility Helicopter to Army

June 24, 2024 @ 07:10 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on Monday the operational deployment of the domestically manufactured KUH-1 Surion utility helicopter to the Army. This deployment comes more than a decade after the delivery of the first unit

Malfunctioning Gyroscopes Caused Singapore F-16 Crash: Final Report Confirms

June 21, 2024 @ 10:17 AM

Singapores Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has concluded that degraded pitch rate gyroscopes, which provided false inputs to the Digital Flight Control System, caused last months F-16 crash at Tengah Air Base. The incident involved Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-16C that crashed shortly after take-off during a routine training exercise on May 8th

Leonardo Debuts All-new AW-249 Military Helicopter at Eurosatory 2024

June 21, 2024 @ 09:59 AM

Leonardo has unveiled the AW-249, the Italian Army's new combat helicopter, at the Eurosatory 2024 exhibition in Paris. The AW-249, the first and only all-new Western combat helicopter design, incorporates digitization, connectivity, sensor-fusion, information superiority, and interoperability features

Russia's VK-650V Helicopter Engine Ready for Tests

June 21, 2024 @ 08:07 AM

The United Engine Corporation (UEC) supplied the first prototype VK-650V engines, potentially reviving Ka-226T helicopter sales to India and boosting international demand for Ansat choppers as flight testing begins. These prototypes, produced at ODK-Klimov in St