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Nigeria Wants Turkey to Fast-track Delivery of Six T129 helicopters

October 5, 2023 @ 11:28 AM

Nigeria pressed Turkey to accelerate the delivery of six T129 attack helicopters during the recent diplomatic visit of Hidayet Bayraktar, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Turkey, to the African nation. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) confirmed at the Farnborough Airshow 2022 that Nigeria has secured a contract for six T129...

MD Helicopters to Commence Delivery of Scout/Attack Choppers to Nigeria by End-2023...

October 3, 2023 @ 07:50 AM

MD Helicopters is gearing up to deliver the initial batch of 12 MD 530F Cayuse Warrior Plus Scout/Attack helicopters to Nigeria, with shipments expected to commence in Q4 2023. The Nigerian Army Aviation will operate these helicopters to address security challenges in the country

Italian Navy Receives Final Batch of NH90 Helicopters

October 3, 2023 @ 05:36 AM

Leonardo has completed deliveries of NH90 helicopters and established a dedicated simulation center for NH90 crews. The 46th SH-90A ASW/ASuW helicopter, produced in Venice Tessera, is now at the Italian Navy's Maristaeli Luni Base, bringing the total NH90 fleet for the prime operator to 56

Australia Withdraws MRH-90 Taipan Helicopters from Service as Black Hawks Arrive

September 29, 2023 @ 10:43 AM

The Australian Defence Forces MRH-90 Taipan helicopter fleet has been grounded ahead of their planned withdrawal date of December 2024. Defence Minister Richard Marles said in a statement that todays announcement did not suggest the outcome of the investigations into the tragic incident on July 28, when an MRH-90 Taipan crashed...

Safran to Develop Landing Gear for U.S. Army's Future Tiltrotor Aircraft

September 27, 2023 @ 08:10 AM

Safran Landing Systems will design and develop the fully integrated landing system for the U.S

Poland close to Finalizing $12B Apache Contract with Boeing

September 27, 2023 @ 06:59 AM

Boeing has announced that it is collaborating with the U.S

Argentina Explores Surplus CH-46 Helicopters to Replace Grounded Mi-171s

September 25, 2023 @ 01:39 PM

The Argentine government had formally submitted a request to the United States to procure surplus CH-46 helicopters to replace its two Russian origin Mi-171E choppers. A confidential source in Buenos Aires told

Argentina to Firm up Acquisition of 8 AW 109 Helicopters from Leonardo

September 25, 2023 @ 12:09 PM

Argentina will firm up the acquisition of eight AW-109 light helicopters from Leonardo during the current visit of its defense minister, Jorge Taiana to Italy. The helicopters are intended for Argentine Navy, which will allow expanding the control and surveillance capabilities of maritime spaces under national jurisdiction, an Argentinian

Airbus Helicopters Unveils 'PioneerLab,' its Twin-engine Hybrid Technology Demonstrator

September 25, 2023 @ 09:42 AM

Airbus Helicopters today unveiled ‘PioneerLab, its new twin-engine hybrid technology demonstrator that also includes re-cyclable material to reduce carbon footprint. The PioneerLab aims to demonstrate a fuel reduction of up to 30% compared to a conventional H145, thanks to a hybrid electric propulsion system and aerodynamic improvements

China Unveils Tilt-Rotor Helicopter Model at China Helicopter Expo

September 19, 2023 @ 07:12 AM

China has revealed a full-size scale model of a tilt-rotor helicopter designated as ZN-1 at the Sixth China Helicopter Expo that concluded last week in Tianjin. An accompanying placard about the models said, “the two-person tilt-rotor can be multi-purpose and economical by replacing the body module and power unit with minimal changes to the overall design

Lockheed Martin Joins UK MOD's New Helicopter Project at DSEI

September 13, 2023 @ 09:47 AM

Lockheed Martin has unveiled plans to join UK MOD's New Medium Helicopter (NMH) project, promoting its Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter. Lockheed Martin's partnership for the Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter in the UK includes plans for extensive collaboration, which will generate job opportunities, export prospects, and technological advancement in the country

Russian Mi-28NM Helicopter Intercepts Drone for the First Time

September 2, 2023 @ 08:30 AM

A Russian Mi-28NM Night Hunter helicopter shot a Ukrainian drone on August 30, marking the helicopter's first successful drone interception. The helicopter utilized a 30-mm airborne gun, guided by data from a ground-based air controller, to shoot down the Ukrainian drone

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