Author Archives: Shakari Linder

  • Bell Helicopter’s Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Captures China’s Attention

    Posted on November 13, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Bell Helicopter.

    Bell Helicopter , a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced it has signed a letter of intent with Reignwood Investment, Ltd., (Reignwood) for 50 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft. The announcement was made as part of a formal signing ceremony at the Bell Helicopter display at Airshow China in Zhuhai. “This agreement demonstrates the […]

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  • Save the Date! Commercial UAS Symposium 21 Oct at College Park, MD

    Posted on October 4, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Announcements.

      We have a superb group of industry-leading speakers and technology demonstrations. More at www.vtol.org/uas-workshop Register soon!, limited capacity. Will be great event for networking for this booming industry. Join UAS industry representatives from across this exponentially growing market in a day flush with business development opportunity as well as professional development. In a single day: […]

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  • Chapter Dinner Meeting Next Week! September 17th

    Posted on September 9, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Announcements.

    AHS Federal City Chapter Dinner Meeting Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Speaker: Dan Bailey JMR/FVL Program Director “Challenges We Face for a Future Vertical Lift Vision” Place – Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel 900 South Orme Street Arlington, VA Time 6:00 p.m. SOCIAL (cash bar) 6:45 p.m. SEATED DINNER 7:30 p.m. GUEST SPEAKER Cost: $35.00 All Participants […]

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    ATIRCM – An Army/Industry Success Story

    Posted on September 5, 2014 by Shakari Linder in BAE, Defense, Survivability Equipment.

    As U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan winds down, a workhorse electronic protection system that helps helicopter aircrews survive attacks from shoulder-fired weapons, prepares to be redeployed to other regions. For the last five years, the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system has protected helicopters and their crews in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The threat of […]

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  • Army Picks Firms to Build Future Helicopter

    Posted on August 13, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Army, Defense.

      The U.S. Army has picked two industry teams to move forward with development of futuristic rotorcraft, signaling it plans to pursue both coaxial and tilt-rotor designs for now, the companies announced on Tuesday. The service selected a team led by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., part of United Technologies Corp., and Boeing Co. to build a helicopter for the first […]

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  • AgustaWestland Demonstrates Unmanned/Optionally Piloted Helicopter

    Posted on July 17, 2014 by Shakari Linder in AgustaWestland, Italy, Optionally Piloted.

    AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the completion of a demonstration of its Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial System / Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) to the Italian Ministry of Defence. The trials were conducted to evaluate modern remote controlled rotorcraft technology and its potential to provide enhanced capabilities for the Italian armed forces in the future. Under the […]

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  • DARPA to review VTOL X-Plane conceptual designs in July

    Posted on June 26, 2014 by Shakari Linder in DARPA.

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will review conceptual designs of the four vertical take-off and landing experimental aircraft (VTOL X-Plane) models in July. Boeing Phantom Swift programme manager Brian Ritter told IHS Jane’s that the initial reviews of designs developed by Aurora Flight Sciences, Boeing, Karem and Sikorsky are scheduled to be […]

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  • AHS Federal City Chapter Dinner Meeting – Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

    Posted on June 5, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Announcements.

    Speaker Kevin Renshaw Skunk Works, Lockheed Martin Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) VTOL UAS Update Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel 900 South Orme Street Arlington, VA 22204 6:00 p.m. SOCIAL (cash bar) 6:45 p.m. SEATED DINNER 7:30 p.m. GUEST SPEAKER Cost: $35.00 All Participants Corporate table reservations for 8 people available upon request: $400 Student dinners […]

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  • OEMs anticipate Malaysian attack helicopter RFP

    Posted on April 13, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Asia, Attack Helicopter.

    Anticipation of a potential Malaysian attack helicopter tender remains high, with candidate platforms from Bell, Airbus Helicopters and Boeing to be showcased at the Defence Services Asia expo in Kuala Lumpur. An increase in insurgent activity across Malaysia has placed the country’s lack of helicopter offensive capabilities under the spotlight, prompting the Malaysian Army to […]

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  • Sustaining the Helicopter Industry

    Posted on April 13, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Army, Defense, Navy, USAF, USMC.
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