Airbus Orders Thales’ H145M Helicopter Simulators to Train NATO Pilots

February 29, 2024 @ 07:07 AM

Airbus has placed an order with Thales for eight Reality H Full Flight Simulators to train German Bundeswehr and NATO pilots on the Airbus multi-role H145M helicopters as part of the LKH (Leichter Kampfhubschrauber) program. The Reality H architecture is designed to the D standards from Aviation Authorities

Sikorsky Announces Hybrid-Electric VTOL Project with Tilt-Wing Configuration

February 28, 2024 @ 06:16 AM

Lockheed Martin's subsidiary, Sikorsky, has revealed plans to develop a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing demonstrator (HEX/VTOL) with a tilt-wing configuration. This marks the initial step in a series of next-generation VTOL aircraft, ranging from conventional helicopters to winged configurations, featuring varying degrees of electrification and an advanced autonomy system for...

Airbus, Leonardo, Lockheed to Submit Proposals for U.K.'s Medium Helicopter Contract ...

February 28, 2024 @ 05:25 AM

Airbus, Leonardo and Lockheed Martin have been invited to submit bids for the U.K

HENSOLDT Creates Chopper-specific Package of ARTEMIS-EuroNav 7 for Mobile Phone Detection, Location

February 27, 2024 @ 05:07 AM

HENSOLDT has announced the integration of Smith Myers' ARTEMIS mobile phone detection, location, and communication system into its EuroNav 7 mission system at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024. Michael Gröninger, Managing Director of HENSOLDT Avionics, positions this duo as a tool for a new level of control and safety

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 avionics and mechanical products from Honeywell, specifically tailored for the S-70M helicopters in service with the Indonesian Army

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