South Korea's DAPA Announces Light Armed Helicopter Delivery Plans

January 19, 2024 @ 11:54 AM

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) disclosed on Friday its plan to deliver the first model of the newly developed Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) to the South Korean Army this year, marking a step towards replacing the aging helicopter fleet. The LAH model is currently in the final stages of assembly...

Nigerian Air Force Unveils Turkish-made T129 ATAK Helicopters

January 10, 2024 @ 04:45 PM

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has officially unveiled the first images of its recently acquired TAI T129 ATAK helicopters. The disclosed photographs showcase the NAF 500 at the HQ Tactical Air Command in Makurdi

Bell Awards CAE Contract for U.S. Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft...

January 10, 2024 @ 06:17 AM

CAE Defense & Security has secured a contract with Bell Textron Inc. to support the U

Trakka Systems Deploys High-intensity Searchlight on Italian Police's AW169M Helicopters

January 6, 2024 @ 11:21 AM

Trakka Systems has announced the successful integration of its TrakkaBeam high-intensity searchlight onto the AW169M helicopters utilized by the Italian Carabinieri. The Carabinieri have received five AW169M helicopters, with the option to acquire an additional 11 helicopters in the same configuration

New Russian-Made Mi-28 Attack Helicopter Crashes in Western Uganda

January 3, 2024 @ 12:26 PM

In a devastating incident, a Russian-made Mi-28 attack helicopter crashed in Nyamisingiri Village, Kichwamba sub-county, Ntoroko district, Western Uganda, on Tuesday. The helicopter, en route to the Democratic Republic of Congo, tragically struck a village house, claiming the lives of both crew members aboard

First FLIR Pod Delivered for Turkey's T-129 ATAK Helicopter

January 2, 2024 @ 10:29 AM

Turkeys ASELSAN has handed over the first ASELFLIR-400 Electro-Optical Reconnaissance, Targeting, and Surveillance System for use on Turkish platforms such as the homegrown T-129 ATAK attack helicopter. This advanced system is designed to serve as the primary sensory apparatus for both air and land platforms, contributing to Turkey's strategic goal of minimizing reliance on foreign technologies in the electro-optics sector

Japan Finalizes SH-60L Naval Helicopter Development for Maritime Self-Defense Force

December 29, 2023 @ 09:07 AM

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) officially announced the completion of the development of the new SH-60L naval combat helicopters, aimed to succeed the existing Mitsubishi/Sikorsky SH-60K fleet in service with Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Formerly identified as the XSH-60L during its prototype phase developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), the SH-60L represents Japan's latest venture into anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters

Israel Aerospace Secures Contract for ADA System in S.Korea's LAH 2nd Phase...

December 27, 2023 @ 07:13 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has entered into a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to supply its Adaptive Defense Antenna (ADA) system for the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) 2nd Phase Production in the Republic of Korea. The agreement was announced during the Seoul ADEX 2023 exhibition

Tata Boeing Aerospace Manufacture 250 Fuselages of AH-64 Apache Helicopters

December 20, 2023 @ 08:57 AM

Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL) has delivered the 250th fuselage for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter from its facility in Hyderabad. This is the only Apache helicopter fuselage manufacturing facility outside the United States

Approval Granted for Russian Mi-171A2 Helicopters to Operate at High Altitudes

December 19, 2023 @ 07:07 AM

The Mil and Kamov National Helicopter Manufacturing Center, under the Russian Helicopters holding company of the Rostec State Corporation, has received approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency for the operation of Mi-171A2 helicopters from airfields and runways situated at altitudes of up to 5,000 meters above sea level. The approval follows comprehensive testing that affirmed the Mi-171A2's high reliability, safety, and capability to function in extreme mountainous conditions

U.S. State Department Greenlights $1.95B Sale of UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters to...

December 16, 2023 @ 04:40 AM

The State Department has given approval for a potential Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece, involving UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, with an estimated cost of $1.95 billion

Airbus Helicopters and German Army Sign Largest Ever H145M Contract

December 15, 2023 @ 07:45 AM

The German Bundeswehr and Airbus Helicopters have finalized a contract for the acquisition of up to 82 H145M multi-role helicopters, marking the largest-ever order for the H145M and the HForce weapon management system. The agreement includes 62 firm orders and an additional 20 options