After turning the Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules into an armed reconnaissance platform, now the U.S. Marine Corps wants to do the same with its fleet of V-22 Osprey tiltrotors. With the Corps’ new mantra of putting a sensor and weapon on every one of its aerial platforms in order to achieve digital interoperability, the tiltrotor’s […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Osprey Fires Guided Rockets And Missiles In New Trials
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy’s intelligence-gathering capabilities. The MQ-8C is an upgraded version of the existing MQ-8B Fire Scout using a larger airframe. It can fly nearly twice as long […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on NGC Delivers 1st Operational MQ-8C Fire Scout to the US Navy
Call for Presentations American Helicopter Society Robert L. Lichten Award Southeast Region Competition The Robert L. Lichten Award was established to provide an incentive for AHS members, who have not previously presented a paper at a technical forum, to present their work at local and Regional AHS meetings. The winner of this regional competition will […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on AHS Southeast Region Robert L. Lichten Award Competition – Call for Presentations
On behalf of the Federal City Chapter of the American Helicopter Society, we’d like to thank you, Liz Malleck, for your outstanding support over the years. We wish you continued success and blessings!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Thank you Liz Malleck for your outstanding support!
AHS Federal City Chapter Dinner Meeting Keynote Speaker: COL. John Lindsay Director of Army Aviation HQDAG3/5/7 US Army 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 Student dinners are paid by chapter members. Donations are gratefully appreciated to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Join AHS Federal City Chapter’s Dinner – COL. John Lindsay
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Bell Helicopter’s Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Captures China’s Attention
The world’s smallest operational military UAV with night capability was unveiled by Prox Dynamics. The PD-100 Black Hornet is an 18-gram single-rotor helicopter UAV. It is fitted with both long-wave infrared and day video sensors, and can transmit video streams as well as high-resolution still images via a digital datalink with a 1m range. According to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Nano UAS Demonstrates Night-Vision Capability
Airbus Defense and Space and DCNS have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a ship-based helicopter UAS capability. This technological partnership will help to speed up the market release of the TANAN vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tactical helicopter UAS, as it takes into account the naval sector’s requirements and the aircraft’s efficient integration onto […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on DCNS, Airbus Defense and Space to Develop Tantan Ship-Based UAS
Bell Helicopter , a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of two Bell 407GXs to two North American sheriff aviation departments. One of the aircraft was purchased by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona, and the other by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s department in California. The two sheriff departments will use […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on CA & AZ Sheriffs Expand Fleet with the Purchase of Bell 407GXs
Boeing [NYSE: BA] this month delivered to the U.S. Army, 75 days ahead of schedule, the 300 th CH-47F Chinook helicopter. “This marks another benchmark for the CH-47F program,” said Lt. Col. Michael Hauenstein, the Army’s CH-47F product manager, Office of the Project Manager, Cargo Helicopters. “More importantly, we have met this benchmark ahead […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Boeing Delivers 300th CH-47F Chinook to US Army Ahead of Schedule
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