Taiwan’s F-16s to get Infrared Search and Track Systems

August 24, 2023 @ 05:23 AM

Taiwan is seeking Infrared Search and Track (IRST) systems worth $500 million for its F-16 Viper fleet, a request which the U.S

Australia Receives First 3 Black Hawk Choppers

August 23, 2023 @ 12:05 PM

The Australian Defence Force took delivery of first three of 40 ordered UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters recently. “The first 3 of a planned fleet of 40 UH-60M Black Hawks arrived recently in Sydney on board two U

In a First, Manned Helicopter Refuels Unmanned Helicopter

August 23, 2023 @ 09:53 AM

Marines delivered fuel to a Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned autonomous helicopter from a Marine Corps CH-53E for the first time recently. The exercise took place at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, July 31, 2023

Rostec Develops Hybrid Power Plant Based on KA-226T’s VK-650V

August 22, 2023 @ 07:48 AM

Russias United Engine Corporation (UEC) will present a 500-kW hybrid power plant based on the VK-650V that powers the KA-226T helicopter at the Technoprom-2023. The project is based on the VK-650V engine for light helicopters

Poland Gets U.S.’ Thumbs up to Buy AH-64E Apache Choppers for $12B...

August 22, 2023 @ 05:59 AM

The United States on Monday approved the sale of 96 AH-64E Apache helicopters and related equipment to Poland for an estimated cost of $12 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today

First Appearance of KA-52 Helicopter with AESA Radar, Other Upgrades at Army

August 21, 2023 @ 10:50 AM

Russias formidable Ka-52 helicopter now sporting an all-new Active Electronic Scanning Array (AESA) radar besides upgrades to its weapons and avionics was publicly shown for the first time at last weeks Army 2023 event near Moscow. A spokesperson from Russian Helicopters confirmed to Defensemirror

Belarusian Forces Add First Batch of Russian Mi-35 Attack Helicopters

August 18, 2023 @ 08:13 AM

Belarusian defense ministry announced it took delivery of the first batch of Russia-made Mi-35 attack helicopters. "Belarusian pilots are flying the first batch of Mi-35 helicopters that have been put into service in the Belarusian army

China in Advanced Talks with Russian Helicopters to Acquire KA-226T Choppers

August 17, 2023 @ 02:30 PM

China is in advanced talks with Russian helicopters to acquire an unspecified number of its KA-226T chopper. The KA-226T was upgraded a couple of years ago with enhanced high-altitude capability

Russian Helicopters to Showcase Upgraded Ka-226T Helicopter at ARMY-2023

August 12, 2023 @ 05:14 AM

Russian Helicopters will showcase at the ARMY-2023 Forum an upgraded version of the Ka-226T multi-purpose helicopter built using lighter materials and which comes with increased range. In an official release, the company said the upgraded aircraft is adapted for flights in the mountains and over the water surface

MD Helicopters to Provide 12 Armed, Scout Copters to Middle East Customer

August 10, 2023 @ 05:35 PM

MD Helicopters (MDH) announced a contractwith a Middle East customer to provide six Cayuse Warrior Plus Attack/Scout aircraft with precision weapons capability and six armed MD 530F glass cockpit upgrades. The twelve aircraft will support counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations by providing area security, tactical reconnaissance, convoy escort, and drug interdiction throughout the country

Aselsan to Modernize Avionics of South African Rooivalk Helicopter

August 9, 2023 @ 12:28 PM

South African Denel Rooivalk attack helicopters will be modernized with Aselsans avionics under a deal signed during the recently-concluded IDEF-2023 exhibition. Aselsan and Denel Aeronautics signed a memorandum of understanding for the Rooivalk modernization during the African Aerospace and Defense (AAD) exhibition in 2022

Days After Fatal MRH-90 Helicopter Crash, Australian Army Receives First UH-60M Black...

August 9, 2023 @ 12:02 PM

The Australian Army has taken delivery of the first UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, days after one of its old MRH-90 Taipan aircraft crashed. As per reports, first two UH-60Ms arrived at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Richmond on July 30 via a U