Leonardo Wins €690M Canadian Contract to Upgrade AW101 Helicopters

December 24, 2022 @ 05:48 AM

The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded Leonardo $1 billion CAN (€690 million) for the AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) Project. The contract covers upgrading 16 aircraft in total, comprising 13 existing Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter (CSH) currently in-service and the augmentation of a further three aircraft

AgustaWestland Wins U.S. Navy Deal for 26 TH-73A Training Helicopters

December 24, 2022 @ 05:10 AM

The Pentagon announced a $110.5 million contract to AgustaWestland for 26 TH-73A training helicopters

DAPA Initiates Development of S.Korea’s Minesweeper Helicopter Project

December 22, 2022 @ 10:07 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) signed a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) on Thursday to develop a small minesweeper helicopter. This initial contract for the development is worth KRW 347

Austria Takes Delivery of First AW169M LUH Helicopter

December 22, 2022 @ 09:37 AM

The Austrian Ministry of Defense received the first AW169M LUH helicopter from an initial order of 18 units. The handover of the aircraft, built at Leonardos Vergiate facility in Italy, achieved in line with the contractual obligations, was performed during an official ceremony held at the Tulln-Langenlebarn Brumowski Air Base, in...

Guatemala Air Force Receives SUBARU BELL 412EPXn Helicopters

December 21, 2022 @ 11:37 AM

Bell Textron Inc. handed over two SUBARU BELL 412EPX aircraft during an acceptance ceremony at La Aurora International Airport

Rostec Develops Hybrid Engine Demonstrator for Helicopters, Drones

December 20, 2022 @ 01:15 PM

Rostecs United Engine Corporation has created a 100 kW hybrid power plant (HPU) demonstrator that can be used in advanced aircraft, including light multi-purpose helicopters and drones. During the first tests, the correctness of the adopted technical solutions was confirmed

Northrop Tests Multifunction RAPTR Sensor, Mini-CNI on UH-60 Helicopter

December 20, 2022 @ 06:05 AM

Northrop Grumman said it flight tested multifunction RAPTR sensor and mini-CNI integrated on UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. During a recent demonstration, the company simultaneously transmitted advanced sensor data and communications using the companys Re Scalable Aperture for Precision Targeting Radar (RAPTR) and Mini-Communications, Navigation, Identification (Mini-CNI) systems on a UH-60

South Korea Develops 'Cheongeom' Missile, Its Competitor to American Hellfire II

December 19, 2022 @ 07:09 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has developed a new “tank sniper” missile for small-size helicopters which can emerge as competitor to the U.S

U.S. OKs $1.5B Chinook Sale to S.Korea

December 7, 2022 @ 04:48 AM

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U.S. Army Selects Bell V-280 Tilt-Rotor as Black Hawk Helicopter Replacement

December 6, 2022 @ 06:02 AM

In a game changing decision that signals the arrival of tilt-rotors in place of helicopters, the U.S

Leonardo Delivers Final UH-90A Multirole Helicopter to Italy’s Army

December 3, 2022 @ 08:39 AM

Leonardo handed over the last UH-90A (NATO: NH90 TTH) multirole helicopter ordered by Italy for the countrys Army. The 60th and final aircraft, assembled at Leonardos Venice Tessera facility, was handed over to the Italian Army on November 25 during an official ceremony in presence of representatives from the Italian Army and its Aviation unit, Italian Secretariat General of Defence / National Armaments Directorate, NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), NHIndustries, and Leonardo

Russia's UEC Sets Up Helicopter Engine Plant

December 2, 2022 @ 09:46 AM

In a move to remove dependence upon Ukrainian and Western origin engines, Russias United Engine Corporation (UEC) has set up a new engine plant to manufacture VK-650V for light helicopters and TV7-117V for heavy choppers. The new production facility has been launched at the Chernyshev Moscow Machine-Building Enterprise (MMP)