Argentina Explores Surplus CH-46 Helicopters to Replace Grounded Mi-171s

September 25, 2023 @ 01:39 PM

The Argentine government had formally submitted a request to the United States to procure surplus CH-46 helicopters to replace its two Russian origin Mi-171E choppers. A confidential source in Buenos Aires told

Argentina to Firm up Acquisition of 8 AW 109 Helicopters from Leonardo

September 25, 2023 @ 12:09 PM

Argentina will firm up the acquisition of eight AW-109 light helicopters from Leonardo during the current visit of its defense minister, Jorge Taiana to Italy. The helicopters are intended for Argentine Navy, which will allow expanding the control and surveillance capabilities of maritime spaces under national jurisdiction, an Argentinian

Airbus Helicopters Unveils 'PioneerLab,' its Twin-engine Hybrid Technology Demonstrator

September 25, 2023 @ 09:42 AM

Airbus Helicopters today unveiled ‘PioneerLab, its new twin-engine hybrid technology demonstrator that also includes re-cyclable material to reduce carbon footprint. The PioneerLab aims to demonstrate a fuel reduction of up to 30% compared to a conventional H145, thanks to a hybrid electric propulsion system and aerodynamic improvements

China Unveils Tilt-Rotor Helicopter Model at China Helicopter Expo

September 19, 2023 @ 07:12 AM

China has revealed a full-size scale model of a tilt-rotor helicopter designated as ZN-1 at the Sixth China Helicopter Expo that concluded last week in Tianjin. An accompanying placard about the models said, “the two-person tilt-rotor can be multi-purpose and economical by replacing the body module and power unit with minimal...

Lockheed Martin Joins UK MOD's New Helicopter Project at DSEI

September 13, 2023 @ 09:47 AM

Lockheed Martin has unveiled plans to join UK MOD's New Medium Helicopter (NMH) project, promoting its Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter. Lockheed Martin's partnership for the Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter in the UK includes plans for extensive collaboration, which will generate job opportunities, export prospects, and technological advancement in the country

Russian Mi-28NM Helicopter Intercepts Drone for the First Time

September 2, 2023 @ 08:30 AM

A Russian Mi-28NM Night Hunter helicopter shot a Ukrainian drone on August 30, marking the helicopter's first successful drone interception. The helicopter utilized a 30-mm airborne gun, guided by data from a ground-based air controller, to shoot down the Ukrainian drone

Airbus, Korea Aerospace to launch Light Armed Helicopter Serial Production

September 1, 2023 @ 11:32 AM

Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) have entered into a pact to commence the serial manufacturing phase of the 5-tonne class Light Armed Helicopters (LAH). This follows the contract awarded by the countrys Defence Acquisition Programme Administration to KAI in December 2022 to supply an initial batch of ten LAH to the Republic of Korea Army

PDTI Eyes Parts Supply to Sikorsky as Indonesia Signs MoU to...

August 24, 2023 @ 09:10 AM

Helicopter maker Sikorsky signed an agreement with Indonesian aerospace firm PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) to pursue a sales agreement of up to 24 Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk helicopters for the Republic of Indonesia. "This agreement demonstrates our mutual interest with PTDI to provide S-70M Black Hawk helicopters to serve Indonesias security needs," said Jeff White, vice president of Global Business Development at Sikorsky

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