Poland Signs $101M Offset Agreement For AW101 Helicopters

April 8, 2019 @ 03:52 PM

Polish Ministry of Defense has signed a $101 million (400 million PLN €90 million) offset agreement for AW101 military helicopters. The Offset Agreement provides the Polish Ministry of National Defence with the commitment for establishing in the Military Aviation Works No

Russian Mi-26T2V Helicopter Completes Preliminary Flight tests

April 4, 2019 @ 11:48 AM

Russian Helicopters completed preliminary flight tests of worlds largest helicopter- the Mi-26T2V. The upgraded heavy Mi-26T2V helicopter designed in the interests of the Ministry of Defense made its first flight in August 2018

Russian Mi-8 Chopper Crashes in Kazakhstan, 13 Dead

March 28, 2019 @ 04:09 PM

A Russian-origin Mi-8 military helicopter belonging to Kazakhstan crashed in the south-western part of the country on Wednesday, killing all 13 on board the aircraft. “13 servicemen were killed

US Likely To Replace Half Of Its AH-64 Apache Gunships With Future...

March 28, 2019 @ 08:47 AM

The United States is looking to purchase Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) to replace 350 or half of Boeing AH-64 Apache gunships. The new copters were to replace only the now-retired fleet of 300 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior copters previously

Leonardo, Algerian MoD Jointly Set Up Helicopter Facility In Algeria

March 26, 2019 @ 10:33 AM

Leonardo is setting up a new helicopter facilty in Algeria as a joint venture with Algerian Ministry of Defense. The facility is scheduled to be operational from 2021, the company said in a statement Monday

South Korea, Malaysia Add Leonardo AW189s To Their Fire-fighting Helicopter Fleets

March 26, 2019 @ 09:07 AM

Leonardo has delivered its AW189 helicopters to the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) and South Korean Seoul Fire Department to carry out fire-fighting operations in the two countries. The twin-engine, medium-lift choppers will also soon be delivered to the Tokyo Fire Department, the company said in a statement Monday

India Likely To Finalise $2 Billion Deal For MH60R Seahawk Choppers This...

March 26, 2019 @ 07:38 AM

The Indian Navy is likely to sign the $2 billion (INR 13,700 crore) deal for 24 Lockheed Martin MH60R helicopters by October this year. The contract under the US Foreign Military Sales the programme is to replace the fleet of Sea King Mk 42B/C and Ka-28 helicopters

Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant Helicopter Completes Maiden Flight

March 22, 2019 @ 08:23 AM

Sikorsky Boeing SB-1 Defiant helicopter completed its first maiden flight at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida site on Thursday. The aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, and Boeing, will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the United States (US) Army's Future Vertical Lift program, the company said in a statement

India To Induct Four Chinook Choppers On March 25

March 20, 2019 @ 05:20 PM

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to induct four Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopters (HLH) on March 25. The aircraft were delivered to the country one month ahead of the schedule in early February

Russia Accuses Slovakia of Illegally Repairing Afghanistan’s Mi-17 Helicopters

March 18, 2019 @ 10:07 AM

Russian Helicopters has accused Slovakian firm LOTN of illegally repairing Russian-origin Mi-17 helicopters belonging to the Afghan Air Force. “In connection with the publication of information about the overhaul of the second Afghan Air Force Mi-17V-5 helicopter by the Slovak company LOTN, the Russian Helicopters, represented by the developer (the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant) and the manufacturer (the Kazan Helicopter Plant), notifies about the illegitimacy of the work done," the company told

Russian TsAGI Developing Arctic Transport Single-rotor High-speed Helicopter

March 12, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

Russian Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) is studying flying conditions in Arctic to develop a single-rotor perspective high-speed helicopter with jet system for transport. TsAGI has developed a number of conceptual projects for a high-speed single-rotor helicopter for use in medical, rescue operations and maintenance of oil-producing platforms remote from the coastline or ships passing along the Northern Sea Route, the company said in a statement Monday

Russian-Chinese 40-Ton Helicopter to Fly by 2022

March 11, 2019 @ 12:22 PM

The 40-ton class Advanced Lift Helicopter jointly developed by Russia and China is expected to be delivered by 2032, Wu Ximing, Chinese political advisor and chief designer of helicopters for the Aviation Industry Corporation of China said Thursday. "Russia is more experienced in the transmission system when it comes to 40-ton class helicopters, as Russia's Mi-26 is of the 56-ton class