Modernized Tiger Helicopters to be Fitted with Nexter’s New Turrets

June 23, 2023 @ 05:45 AM

KDNS subsidiary Nexter is enhancing the performance of its THL30 turret for upgraded Tiger helicopters. The new standard was developed by Airbus Helicopters on behalf of OCCAR, and financed by the French and Spanish governments

Aviation Watchers Stunned as Russian KA-52 Helicopter Flies with Damaged Tail

June 21, 2023 @ 09:50 AM

Aviation watchers and media are left stunned as a Russian KA-52 helicopter returned to base after its tail got broken while on a reconnaissance mission in Ukraine. Several Ukraine based social media users posted a video of the incident on June 19

Japan Navy Buys Additional MCH-101 Helicopters

June 21, 2023 @ 07:20 AM

Leonardo and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) signed a contract for additional MCH-101 naval helicopters for the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF). The MCH-101 is a license-built version of the Leonardo AW101 helicopter

Airbus Tests Nexter's 20mm NC 621 Pod on H225M Helicopter

June 20, 2023 @ 11:02 AM

Nexter, a company of KNDS, is assisting Airbus with the qualification of its 20mm pod on the H225M multi-role helicopter. The first firing took place in April 2023, the company announced today

Elbit Systems Wins EW Systems Contract for German CH-53 Helicopters

June 14, 2023 @ 11:25 AM

Airbus Helicopters has asked Elbit Systems to provide Airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) self-protection systems for German CH‑53 GS/GE transport helicopters. Under the contract, Elbit Systems, supported by Elbit Systems Deutschland, will provide digital Radar Warning Receivers (RWR), EW Controllers (EWC) and Counter Measure Dispensing Systems (CMDS)

Argentina to Buy Bell 407GXi Helicopters for its Air Force

June 1, 2023 @ 05:40 AM

Argentinas Ministry of Defense has announced the procurement of six Bell 407GXi helicopters. The government-to-government contract was executed between the Ministry of Defense of Argentina and the Canadian Commercial Corporation

Malaysia signs Contract to Lease 4 Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters, Orders ATR

May 25, 2023 @ 03:11 PM

Malaysia has signed a contract worth of RM187 million for the leasing of 4 Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters for the Malaysian Army Aviation. The contract was signed with a local outfit, Aerotree Defence & Services, at the ongoing Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition

Nigerian Pilots, Technicians Arrive in Turkey for T129 ATAK Helicopter Training

May 23, 2023 @ 02:53 PM

Nigerian pilots and technicians have reached Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) facilities where they will undergo training on how to operate T129 ATAK attack helicopters. According to

Russian Helicopters Delivers 18 Choppers for Zimbabwe's First Air Ambulance Service

May 22, 2023 @ 07:16 AM

Russian Helicopters has handed over 18 Ansat helicopters to the Republic of Zimbabwe to start the African nation's first air ambulance service.“Today we are handing over to the Republic of Zimbabwe a batch of Russian-made Ansat helicopters

Rosoboronexport to Present Helicopters Upgraded with Russian Engines, Electronics at HeliRussia 2023

May 18, 2023 @ 11:13 AM

Rostec subsidiary Rosoboronexport will be showcasing Russian military helicopters with upgraded engines and electronics at the 16th international Helicopter Industry Exhibition (HeliRussia 2023). HeliRussia will be held from May 18 to 20 at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow

First Flight of Czech Republic's AH-1Z Helicopter

May 11, 2023 @ 12:43 PM

The first Czech Republic AH-1Z attack helicopter completes first flight operations at the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center, according to a May 9 announcement by Bell. In 2019, the Czech Republic selected Bell to provide it with a mixed-fleet of four AH-1Z Vipers and eight UH-1Y Venoms helicopters