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Airbus Begins Flight Test of NH90 Standard 2 Helicopter

June 18, 2024 @ 09:43 AM

Airbus Helicopters has initiated flight testing for the NH90 Standard 2 prototype, tailored for French Army Aviation's special forces missions. The French Ministry for Armed Forces has ordered a total of 18 NH90s in the Standard 2 configuration

NH Industries Launches NH90 Helicopter Upgrade Program

June 14, 2024 @ 10:36 AM

NH Industries (NHI) and the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) have signed a contract to develop and qualify the NH90 Block 1 upgrade, enhancing the NH90 combat helicopter for Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy. This upgrade is a key component of the NH90 evolution roadmap and will enhance both the...

Hensoldt to Equip Ukrainian Helicopters with Detection and Self-Protection Sensors

June 6, 2024 @ 04:30 AM

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is set to enhance the defense capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces by equipping their helicopters with advanced detection and self-protection sensors. This latest order includes further deliveries of the Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS), with the contract valued in the double-digit million range

Leonardo Inaugurates Factory in Poland for AW149 Helicopter Production

June 5, 2024 @ 08:28 AM

PZL-Świdnik, a subsidiary of Leonardo, has launched the production line for the AW149 helicopters designated for the Polish Armed Forces on June 4. Initially, AW149 production took place in Vergiate, Italy, where Polish workers underwent on-the-job training to ensure adherence to delivery schedules

Austria, Sweden Get U.S. Nod to Acquire Black Hawk Helicopters

June 1, 2024 @ 03:38 AM

The State Department has approved potential Foreign Military Sales to Austria and Sweden of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related logistical and program support. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of these possible sales

Safran Receives Certification for AW189K Helicopter’s Aneto-1K Engine from China...

May 29, 2024 @ 06:43 AM

Safran Helicopter Engines has received certification of its Aneto-1K engine by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). This development opens avenues for the introduction of the Leonardo AW189K helicopter into the Chinese civil market

MBDA Signs Contract with IAR Brasov for Integration of Marte ER on...

May 24, 2024 @ 03:47 AM

MBDA has signed a contract with Romanian aerospace manufacturer IAR Brasov to integrate the Marte ER missile onto a maritime helicopter platform for the Romanian Naval Forces, based on the Airbus H215M platform. The contract was finalized at the Black Sea Defense & Aerospace (BSDA) exhibition, held in Romania from May 22 to 24

Safran Electrical & Power to Supply Starter-Generation Systems for U.S. Army’s FLRAA...

May 22, 2024 @ 06:37 AM

Safran Electrical & Power announced today that it has signed an agreement with Bell Textron Inc. to provide starter-generation systems for the U

Technical Malfunction Suspected in Iranian Presidential Helicopter Crash

May 21, 2024 @ 03:11 AM

A technical malfunction is suspected to have caused the crash of an Iranian Bell 212 helicopter, which resulted in the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Monday, according to the state-controlled IRNA agency. The Turkish news agency IHA, citing Transport Minister Abdulkadir Uraloglu, also reported technical issues with the helicopter, which crashed in the mountains of East Azerbaijan province

Iranian President, Foreign Minister Confirmed Dead in Helicopter Crash

May 20, 2024 @ 04:49 AM

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and two other senior officials are confirmed dead when the helicopter in which they were traveling crashed in a wooded area in a region bordering Azerbaijan. Rescuers who reached the crash site this morning reported the helicopter to be completely wrecked and that the bodies the two leaders besides other officials traveling in the ill-fated chopper could not be identified as they are completely burnt

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