Defence Helicopters news – Page 8

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    ​Anduril unveils drone-smashing Interceptor UAV

    2019-10-04T18:50:00Z

    Startup Anduril Industries unveiled its drone-smashing Interceptor unmanned air vehicle (UAV) on 3 October.

  • Aeryon Labs Skyranger Tethered
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    FLIR Systems buys the tethered drone intellectual property

    2019-10-04T18:05:00Z

    FLIR Systems acquired the intellectual property and select operating assets of Aria Insights, a tethered unmanned air vehicle (UAV) startup, for an undisclosed amount.

  • News

    ​USAF sets up advanced fighter technology office

    2019-10-04T04:16:09Z

    The US Air Force (USAF) has created a new office to help with the development of advanced fighter technologies.

  • News

    USAF awards Collins Next Generation Ejection Seat contract

    2019-10-03T17:22:03Z

    The US Air Force (USAF) plans to award a sole source contract to Collins Aerospace to deliver 3,018 examples of its ACES 5 ejection seats for installation in the service’s fleet of Boeing F-15, Lockheed Martin F-16, Lockheed Martin F-22, Boeing A-10 and Boeing B-1Bs.

  • Bell 360 Invictus
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    Bell reveals 360 Invictus proposal for US Army contest

    2019-10-02T09:15:00Z

    Facing competitors who are pushing the envelope in terms of complexity and novelty, Bell has revealed that it is taking a more conventional route to its proposal for the US Army’s Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition: a winged helicopter called the 360 Invictus.

  • Cargo UAV prototype used in Army Research Laborato
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    US Navy plans cargo UAV fly-off competition in January 2020

    2019-10-01T17:59:00Z

    The US Navy (USN) plans to host a fly-off competition in Yuma, Arizona in January 2020 to find a tactical cargo resupply unmanned air vehicle (UAV) for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

  • Boeing KC-46A Pegasus
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    USAF awards Boeing $2.6bn contract for 15 KC-46A tankers

    2019-09-30T18:34:00Z

    The US Air Force (USAF) awarded Boeing a $2.63 billion contract for 15 KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tankers.

  • AH-1Z, UH-1Y Okinawa
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    Viper, Venom star for USMC in Okinawa

    2019-09-30T02:28:00Z

    Some names stick. Bell designates the latest incarnation of the venerable AH-1 attack helicopter as the AH-1Z Viper – sometimes referred to as the ‘Zulu’ in casual conversation. The most recent version of the UH-1, meanwhile, is the UH-1Y Venom. While the Viper and Venom are thoroughly new rotorcraft, the marines of squadron HMLA-169 use the names their fathers and uncles used for the original AH-1s and UH-1s that served in the Vietnam War: Cobra and Huey.

  • B-1B launching JASSM
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    USAF aims to double long-term JASSM production up to 10,000 units

    2019-09-27T19:06:00Z

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) is increasing potential long-term production quantities of Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM) from a possible maximum of 4,900 to a possible maximum of 10,000.

  • Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II
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    ​BAE wins $2.7bn to retrofit laser guidance on 100,000+ rockets

    2019-09-26T22:59:00Z

    BAE Systems won a $2.68 billion contract from US Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR) for an undisclosed number of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II upgrade kits.

  • Rustom II
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    MALE UAV loss a setback for New Delhi

    2019-09-26T02:13:00Z

    The recent loss of a ‘Rustom II’ medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned air vehicle (UAV) during experimental flight trials is a setback for an ambitious programme of India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

  • F/A-18E Super Hornet
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    F/A-18 and EA-18 reach 80% mission capability as F-35 struggles

    2019-09-25T19:27:00Z

    The US Navy’s (USN) Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler have surpassed an 80% mission capability rate, complying with a directive set by former defense secretary Jim Mattis for fighter and strike aircraft to exceed that rate by September 2019.

  • News

    ​US government clears AH-6I for possible Thailand deal

    2019-09-25T07:39:00Z

    The US Department of Defense has approved the possible sale of eight Boeing AH-6I attack helicopters to Thailand as the Southeast Asian nation contemplates its attack helicopter requirements.

  • UAV Turbines Monarch 5
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    UAV Turbines tests micro turboprop on drone

    2019-09-24T21:12:00Z

    UAV Turbines successfully test flew a micro-turboprop powered TigerShark unmanned air vehicle (UAV) two times at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York since 15 August.

  • A400M H225M - Airbus Defence & Space
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    A400M clears latest tanker trial with H225M

    2019-09-24T14:47:00Z

    Airbus Defence & Space says its A400M tactical transport has cleared a key test point on its way to securing approval to refuel military helicopters in flight.

  • French KC-130J delivery - French air force
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    France receives its first KC-130J tanker

    2019-09-23T19:14:00Z

    The French air force received its first of two Lockheed Martin KC-130J tankers at Orleans-Bricy air base on 19 September. The remaining example is planned for delivery in 2020, the airframer says.

  • Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
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    US Air National Guard gets first Lockheed Martin F-35s

    2019-09-20T19:01:00Z

    The US Air National Guard received its first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters at its Vermont Air National Guard Base in Burlington on 19 September.

  • Boeing MQ-25A first flight 1
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    Boeing MQ-25A unmanned tanker makes first flight

    2019-09-20T01:25:00Z

    The Boeing MQ-25A unmanned aerial refuelling tanker completed its first flight from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois on 19 September.

  • Bell V-280 Valor
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    USMC looks for high-speed replacement to Bell UH-1 and AH-1

    2019-09-19T21:30:00Z

    The US Marine Corps issued a request for information for its Attack Utility Replacement Aircraft (AURA) programme, formally launching its search for a rotorcraft to succeed the Vietnam War-era Bell UH-1 utility and Bell AH-1 attack helicopters.

  • HH-60W
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    ​USAF to order 10 Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopters

    2019-09-19T02:03:00Z

    Sikorsky expects the US Air Force (USAF) to make a Milestone C decision for its Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) on 24 September, paving the way for a low rate initial production contract worth more than $500 million for 10 aircraft to be signed shortly thereafter.