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Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

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The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight 21 March at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Fla., site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Boeing, will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s...

UAE Armed Forces take UAS, Rotorcraft and Naval Synthetic Training to New Levels of Proficiency

Andrew Drwiega, IDEX, UAE - The United Arab Emirates is proving to be a leader in the Gulf region in terms of synthetic training for its armed forces. Three programmes in particular are bringing an unsurpassed level of training to military personnel, all of...

Surgical Strike Artillery

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Artillery systems, once considered more of an area weapon than a precision tool, are making ‘heads turn’ once again though GPS accuracy, digital target processing and advances in guidance and munitions. Artillery has traditionally held a special place in the combat arms. It is capable...

Sides Aligned in Bid for Germany’s Next Heavy Helicopter

US defence giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin went head-to-head at ILA Berlin 2018 in their efforts to replace Germany's existing fleet of Sikorsky CH-53G heavy-lift helicopters. Boeing is offering the proven CH-47F/G Chinook and with a potential order for between 40-60 helicopters. Both the US...

Universal Avionics FMS Selected for U.S. Army’s Black Hawk FANS Program

Universal Avionics, in partnership with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Engineering Development Center (AMRDEC), Prototype Integration Facility (PIF), and prime contractor Redstone Defense Systems, has integrated an IFR capable Flight Management System (FMS) for the U.S. Army’s Sikorsky HH/UH-60L/M Black Hawk Federated Advanced...

Making Military Rotorcraft – An Insider’s Experience

Armada International gets the inside line on the military rotorcraft industry from an industry professional who has spend decades selling and promoting military rotorcraft. In looking to get an insider’s view point on the military rotorcraft industry today, delving into where it has come from...

Armada International Military Helicopter Industry Survey

The military helicopter market has had a robust couple of decades, particularly as a result of its use as a counter-insurgency vehicle of choice supporting ground troops in first Iraq, then Afghanistan and more recently in northern Africa. It enabled coalition forces to move...

The Great Escape

The USAF’s HH-60G Pave Hawk CSAR helicopter
Although still considered a niche capability, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) is being employed by a growing number of armed forces worldwide, who recognise the importance that such an asset can play in getting their personnel out of danger when things go wrong. CSAR traces...

Dangers of the Deep

Double Eagle Mk.II/III ROV family
Easy to deploy and cheap to acquire, maritime mines and underwater explosives pose a real threat to navies and commercial shipping by reducing freedom of movement in shallow waters and strategic choke points. The capability to detect, locate, classify and neutralise these weapons remains...

Decision Time

Boeing’s new AH-64E Guardian
The decision to discard the Airbus Helicopters/Eurocopter EC-665 Tiger-ARH (Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter) gunship announced in the Australian government’s Defence White Paper this February has left questions about the future of rotary attack in the country’s arsenal. The EC-665ARH attack helicopter programme can be seen as...

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