New light attack aircraft that target low priority threats could be built quicker...
The OA-X experiment: is there a future for light attack aircraft?
New light attack aircraft that target low priority threats could be built quicker and cheaper than jet fighters, but does sending lightly armoured planes into battle put pilots at unacceptable risk? Julian Turner talks to aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia about a controversy that is 70 years in the making.
Canada to conduct CH-149 CMLU for RCAF’s AW101 upgrade
The Canadian Government intends to carry out the CH-149 Cormorant mid-life upgrade programme (CMLU) to modernise the AW101 primary search and rescue (SAR) helicopter fleet used by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
MH-60R Seahawk Multimission Naval Helicopter
The Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopter replaces SH-60B and SH-60F helicopters in the US Navy’s fleet and combines the capabilities of these aircraft. The MH-60R is also referred to as ‘Romeo’.
Thales to deliver helicopter mission trainer for Senegalese Forces
Thales has agreed to deliver a helicopter mission trainer for the Senegalese Armed Forces to enable collective and tactical instruction and training of attack helicopter pilots.
AIM-9X Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missile
The AIM-9X is the newest member in the family of AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range missiles produced by Raytheon. It is an infrared air-to-air missile primarily developed for the US Air Force and the US Navy.
Qatar to procure advanced precision kill weapon systems for $300m
The Government of Qatar has requested the sale of 5,000 advanced precision kill weapon systems (APKWS) II guidance sections from the US for an estimated cost of $300m.
Safran to supply RTM322-01/9A engines for Qatar’s NH90 fleet
Safran Helicopter Engines has been contracted to supply the RTM322-01/9A version engines for the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s (QEAF) fleet of 28 NH90 multi-role military helicopters.
Boeing to provide lifecycle support for RCAF’s CH-147F Chinooks
Boeing has been awarded a $313m fixed-price amendment contract to continue providing lifecycle support for the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) CH-147F Chinook fleet.
French Armed Forces Ministry launches Dominno study to maintain helicopters
The French Armed Forces Ministry has launched a new study to improve military helicopter engines maintenance operations using 'big data'.
CAE wins $114.56m subcontract to support QEAF’s NH90 fleet
CAE has been subcontracted to deliver a comprehensive training solution for the Qatar Emiri Air Force's (QEAF) NH90 multi-role military helicopter.
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