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Laser-Guided Rocket Hits the Mark for Australian Defence Force

Laser-Guided Rocket Hits the Mark for Australian Defence Force

The Australian Defence Force demonstrated the precision strike capability of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket, firing the system from an Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) for the first time. Using a Forges de Zeebrugge […]


US Navy Outfitting More Seahawks with Digital Rocket Launchers

US Navy Outfitting More Seahawks with Digital Rocket Launchers

After integrating “smart” rocket launchers on MH-60S helicopters last year, the U.S. Navy is now equipping the MH-60R with the same modernized capability. The Navy delivered the Digital Rocket Launchers (DRLs) on March 25 as part of an Early Operational […]


US Army accepts 100th Apache ‘Echo’ model

Soldiers, from the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., became the first in the Army to field the latest version of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, Feb. 21, 2013.

In late March, the Army accepted delivery of the 100th AH-64E Apache helicopter. The “Echo” model is a complete rebuild of the AH-64D model. It includes an improved drive system, composite main rotor blades, a more powerful 701D GE engine, […]


Royal Australian Navy Formally Begins MH-60R Seahawk Training

Royal Australian Navy Formally Begins MH-60R Seahawk Training

CAE today announced that the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has accepted into service the first of two MH-60R Seahawk Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFT) along with an MH-60R Avionics Maintenance/Weapons Load Trainer (AM/WLT). The MH-60R simulators are located at HMAS […]


Merlin Mk3 Begins Royal Navy Sea Trials

Merlin Mk3 Begins Royal Navy Sea Trials

The new addition to the Royal Navy’s Merlin family of aircraft has been conducting sea trials onboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay, operating daily from the Fleet Air Arm’s West Cornwall Base. The Green Merlin Mk 3 has recently […]


Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, US Army says

Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, US Army says

Despite cancelling its quest for an Armed Aerial Scout, or AAS, aircraft – a replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa – an Army leader told Congress there is still a valid need for that type of aircraft. During a March 19 […]


Sikorsky Exhibits and Demonstrates S-76D Helicopter In Malaysia

Sikorsky Exhibits and Demonstrates S-76D Helicopter In Malaysia

Sikorsky’s newest commercial aircraft, the S-76D helicopter, arrived in Malaysia, beginning the Southeast Asia leg of its demonstration tour. The international demonstration began at the SkyPark Aviation Center in Subang, Malaysia, and this week, the aircraft will be on display […]


Mexico Buys UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

Mexico Buys UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $110 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency […]


US Army engineers define future aviation fleet

An artist's conception of future Army rotorcraft is shown.

The U.S. Army science and technology community is charting the future of military vertical lift aviation that will enable warfighters to accomplish missions not possible today. The Army, supported by NASA and the Navy, is combining its areas of technical […]


 
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