All Helicopters articles – Page 44

  • Aeryon Labs Skyranger Tethered

    FLIR Systems buys the tethered drone intellectual property


    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


    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


    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

    Bell reveals 360 Invictus proposal for US Army contest


    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

    US Navy plans cargo UAV fly-off competition in January 2020


    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

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


    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

    Viper, Venom star for USMC in Okinawa


    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

    USAF aims to double long-term JASSM production up to 10,000 units


    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

    ​BAE wins $2.7bn to retrofit laser guidance on 100,000+ rockets


    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

    MALE UAV loss a setback for New Delhi


    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

    F/A-18 and EA-18 reach 80% mission capability as F-35 struggles


    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


    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

    UAV Turbines tests micro turboprop on drone


    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

    A400M clears latest tanker trial with H225M


    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

    France receives its first KC-130J tanker


    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

    US Air National Guard gets first Lockheed Martin F-35s


    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

    Boeing MQ-25A unmanned tanker makes first flight


    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

    USMC looks for high-speed replacement to Bell UH-1 and AH-1


    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

    ​USAF to order 10 Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopters


    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.

  • Gremlins Dynetics

    ​China Lake earthquake damage delays Gremlins UAV demo


    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) demonstration of the air-recoverable Gremlins unmanned air vehicle (UAV) has been delayed due to earthquake damage to US Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.