Sikorsky-Boeing team releases details of its revolutionary helicopter

On Monday, Sikorsky and partner Boeing has released details of its revolutionary helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft competition, known as FLRAA. Boeing says the new aircraft, named DEFIANT X, will be the fastest, most maneuverable and most survivable assault helicopter in history. Combined with the team’s unsurpassed experience in mission systems, […]

Belarus will receive new Mi-35 attack helicopters from Russia

Four Russian-made Mi-35 attack helicopters will arrive for the Air Force and Air Defence Forces of the Republic of Belarus in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to sources in the Belarusian Defense Ministry. Minister of Defense Viktor Khrenin in an interview with state-run TV channel Belarus-1 also confirmed that Belarus signed contract with Russia’s […]

U.S. Army helicopters participate in unique joint exercise in Greece

On Saturday, the 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment has announced that U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), together with Hellenic Armed Forces, executed Eddie’s Odyssey, a first of its kind, joint training mission on Velopoula Island and over the Aegean Sea. The unit press release said that […]

Australian Army selects AH-64E Apache to replace Tiger helicopters

The Australian military has confirmed that it has selected the Boeing AH-64E Apache as its armed reconnaissance helicopter to replace the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from 2025. On Friday, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds announced that the replacement for the Tiger ARH would be the Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian. “The Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance capability […]

Legendary VH-3 Sea King is one step closer to retire

The legendary VH-3 Sea King Presidential transport helicopter, better known as Marine One, is one step closer to its retirement, according to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command. In a statement Friday, the Naval Air Systems Command said the Fleet Readiness Center East recently completed work on the last T58-GE-400B presidential helicopter engine supporting the Marines […]

Ukraine begins production of rotor blades for Mil family helicopters

The Ministry for Strategic Industries of Ukraine has announced that the Ukrainian defense industry achieved a significant milestone this month as part of an ongoing upgrade program and launches production of composite and steel rotor blades for Mil family helicopters. Production has now begun of an all-new, technologically-advanced, main rotor blades for Mi-8 and Mi-24 […]

Russian Army to receive fist Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters in 2021

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko has reported that the Russian Army will receive the latest version of the Mi-8 Hip helicopter in 2021. In a statement presented by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Alexey Krivoruchko said that the first ten Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters will hand over to the Russian troops, including for […]

Russian Army to receive first Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters in 2021

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko has reported that the Russian Army will receive the latest version of the Mi-8 Hip helicopter in 2021. In a statement presented by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Alexey Krivoruchko said that the first ten Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters will hand over to the Russian troops, including for […]

South Korean Light Armed Helicopter cleared for active combat

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has reported that the new Light Armed Helicopter, commonly known as LAH, has been initially declared fit for combat. DAPA’s evaluation has concluded that the LAH program can transition from the development to the pre-production phase, according to multiple reports. The new helicopter, developed by the Korea Aerospace […]

Boeing delivers 14th CH-47 Chinook built for Royal Netherlands Air Force

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has taken delivery of its 14th CH-47F Chinook helicopter from Boeing, according to a recent service news release. “Another nice step towards a modernized air force. The new Chinooks are on the way. Please be patient, 2021 in NL,” RNLAF said on its Twitter account. In 2016, the Netherlands acquired 14 […]