ZALA Develops Optical-Electronic Systems for Helicopters, Drones

February 22, 2024 @ 09:16 AM

The ZALA division has announced the completion of its first project - a multifunctional hardware and software complex featuring optical-electronic systems (OES) designed for manned aircraft, as well as light, medium, and heavy-class UAVs. An aircraft's optical-electronic system serves as a crucial tool responsible for collecting real-time data

PTDI, Honeywell Forge Collaboration for S-70M Helicopter Enhancement

February 22, 2024 @ 05:48 AM

At the Singapore Airshow 2024, PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and Honeywell have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collectively enhance the performance, reliability, and mission readiness of the S-70M helicopter platform for the Indonesian Army. The agreement outlines the intention of PTDI and Honeywell to explore procurement opportunities for...

China's Z-10ME Attack Helicopter Marks International Debut at Singapore Airshow 2024

February 21, 2024 @ 08:58 AM

The Singapore Airshow 2024 witnessed the international debut of China's Z-10ME attack helicopter. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) showcased a range of military and civilian aircraft at the Changi Exhibition Center including fighters, transport aircraft, helicopters, trainers, drones, special operations aircraft, and emergency rescue aircraft

Indra Wins Singaporean Order for Airbus H225M Helicopter Simulator

February 20, 2024 @ 02:51 PM

The Singaporean Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) has awarded Spanish firm, Indra a contract for an Airbus H225M Helicopter Full Mission Simulator (FMS). The contract award follows a competitive tender among international simulation companies

Bell Demos High-Speed Vertical Take-off and Landing Tech

February 8, 2024 @ 05:23 PM

Bell demonstrated High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) technology capabilities upon completion of testing efforts at Holloman Air Force Base. The team has utilized the Holloman High Speed Test Track to demonstrate the folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at representative flight speeds

Sikorsky Tests First 3 MH-60R SEAHAWK Helicopters for Greece; Delivery Scheduled for

February 8, 2024 @ 04:07 AM

Sikorsky, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, has concluded testing on the integrated mission systems and sensors installed on three MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopters destined for the Hellenic Navy. The testing, finalized in early December 2023, aimed to verify the efficiency and effectiveness of each MH-60R aircraft as an air weapon system capable of handling anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare missions from both land and naval platforms

Nigeria Inducts Two Turkish T129 ATAK Helicopters

February 7, 2024 @ 05:17 AM

Nigeria has officially commissioned two TAI T129 ATAK attack helicopters acquired from Turkey. The commissioning ceremony, held at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base in Makurdi, Benue state, was attended by Vice President Kashim Shettima, Minister of Defense Badaru Abubakar, Turkey's Ambassador to Abuja Hidayet Bayraktar, Nigerian Land Forces Commander Taoreed Lagbaja, and various dignitaries

Iran Develops New Missiles for its Ageing Bell Helicopters

February 3, 2024 @ 05:17 PM

The Iranian Army aviation unveiled homegrown missiles system that can be paired with its ageing fleet of Bell 106 and AH-1 helicopters. Irans Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi and Army Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari were shown the nee missiles at an exhibition of military achievements of the local defense industries in Tehran on Saturday

Croatia Gets U.S.’ Nod to Procure UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

January 27, 2024 @ 08:43 AM

The State Department has given its approval for a potential Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Croatia, involving the purchase of eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, along with associated equipment and services. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has officially notified Congress of this potential sale, which is estimated to cost $500 million

Airbus Partners Tata Group to Assemble H-125 Helicopter in India

January 26, 2024 @ 02:33 PM

Airbus Helicopters has revealed its collaboration with Indias Tata Group to establish a Final Assembly Line (FAL) for helicopters within the country. The FAL will be responsible for producing Airbus H125 helicopter from its civil range, targeting both the Indian market and export to neighboring countries

Indonesian Army Receives Four AS 550 Fennec Helicopters

January 25, 2024 @ 02:18 PM

The Indonesian Army has officially received four AS 550 Fennec helicopters, along with comprehensive refurbishment and spare parts, courtesy of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense. The handover ceremony took place at the South Terminal Apron of the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in Jakarta on Wednesday, January 24, 2024