French Navy will receive more H160 helicopters

Just last week, Airbus Helicopters reported that the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has confirmed an option for two more H160s for the French Navy. As noted by the company, these aircraft will join the fleet of four H160s already contracted in 2020, the first of which is currently being assembled by Airbus Helicopters in […]

U.S. Army Apache helicopter makes emergency landing in Romania

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter had to make an emergency landing in a field near Pecineaga commune in Constanța, Romania on Tuesday. According to local media, the Apache was forced to make an emergency landing during one of the phases of the annual large-scale U.S. Army-led, multinational, joint exercise. “The helicopters safely landed […]

Philippines confirms buying six T129 attack helicopters

The Minister of National Defense of the Philippines, Dolphin Lorenzana, on May 24, 2021, confirmed the existence of an intergovernmental firm contract with Turkey for the purchase of six T129B ATAK combat helicopters manufactured by the Turkish state aircraft company Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in the amount of $ 269 million. “Based on the latest […]

Poland buys Bayraktar TB2 armed drones from Turkey

Poland has confirmed it will acquire Turkish-made armed drones. “We have signed a contract for the purchase of four sets, that is, 24 aircraft armed with anti-tank missiles,” Poland’s Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on the air of Polish Radio 24, announcing the purchase of Bayraktar TB2 armed drones. The first medium-altitude, long-range tactical unmanned […]

U.S. Army is testing a new tube-launched drone system

The U.S. Army is experimenting with a new type of small unmanned aircraft system that designed to launch from twin-tube launcher assembly mounted on a Polaris DAGOR ultra-light weight vehicle. The Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team shared some footage from the Experimentation Demonstration Gateway Event 2021 – hold at Dugway Proving Ground, which apparently showed […]

U.S. Army awards contract to FLIR for more nano drones

FLIR Systems announced on Tuesday that it has won an additional $15.4 million contract to deliver its Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to the U.S. Army. The award, announced by the FLIR on 04 May, covers delivery of FLIR Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS), a hand-held surveillance device that can be used […]

U.S. Army CH-47, Blackhawk helicopters arrives in Bulgaria

U.S. Army’s 12th Combat Aviation Brigade with their Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters arrived at Bezmer Airfield, Bulgaria on Apr. 30, 2021, for Exercise Swift Response, part of DEFENDER-Europe 21.  Defender Europe is a large-scale Army-led exercise, though this year it has significant Air Force and Navy participation. Last week, for instance, […]

U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Australia

The U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that the U.S. State Department had approved the sale of four CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Australia.  The announcements say that the Government of Australia has requested to buy four CH-47F helicopters with customer-unique modifications; eight T55-GA-714A aircraft turbine engines, five AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS); eight […]