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AW-159 – Asian Navies Evaluate Acquisition of ASW Helicopters

Malaysia and the Philippines are considering the acquisition of new helicopters for maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare. Following its win in South Korea, AgustaWestland's AW-159 is a strong contender on both programs.

More appetite for helicopters in Brazil

LAAD 2015 Report: Helicopter programs and systems

UK mothballs 16 Apaches, the remaining 50 are likely to be...

The UK has mothballed a quarter of its AgustaWestland-Boeing WAH-64 Apache Longbow AH.1 helicopters following the end of combat operations in Afghanistan. According to IHS Jane's, 16 of the Army's 66 Apaches were placed into storage, leaving a force of 50 helicopters. These helicopters are likely to provide replacement parts, maintaining the operational fleet until the next upgrading of the British Apache fleet.

The Eyes of the Future RN Carrier Strike Force

The British MOD is set to select soon the future Airborne Early Warning (AEW) system to be deployed on the future Royal Navy (RN) Queen Elizabeth II aircraft carriers. Thales UK and Lockheed Martin submitted final offers for the Crowsnest AEW solutions last month, competing for the £500 million ($761 million) contract.

Turkish Army inducts first T129 recce/attack helicopter unit

The Turkish Land Forces Command has received the first Turkish-built T129 attack helicopter, which inducted the new attack helicopter unit now equipped with nine...

Seoul to Equip its New Maritime Helicopters with Israeli SPIKE Missiles

The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced Friday that the new Wildcat helicopters being acquired for the Republic of Korea Navy will be...

India Terminates Helicopter Contract with AgustaWestland over Corruption Allegations

According to Indian media sources New Delhi has terminated a helicopter purchase from the Italian-british company AgustaWestland, following allegations that the company or its...

Philippines to Buy Eight AW109 Power Helos for $80 Million

  AgustaWestland has won the bidding to supply eight attack helicopters worth $80 million for the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The Philippine STAR reports. A notice of...

Polish SW-4 Solo to Assist Royal Navy Rotary-Wing UAS (RWUAS) Study

  PZL-Świdnik, and Agusta-Westland have introduced the SW-4 SOLO Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial System (RUAS) based on the PZL's SW-4 light single engine helicopter. The unmanned...

AgustaWestland Unveils New TiltRotor Air Vehicle Design

AgustaWestland today unveiled its 'Project Zero', an electrically-powered tilt rotor technology demonstrator, giving an insight into what advanced rotorcraft of the future may look like. The company funded technology demonstrator was designed and built in less than 6 months and has already secretly flown several times in 2011 and 2012.

Super Sea Lynx for Algerian Meko Frigates

The Algerian Navy is believed to have ordered six AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 helicopters for its new Meko A200 class frigates. The acquisition is part of an 80 helicopter buy Algeria has signed with the Italian-British group, which has remained under wraps

South Korea Names Three on Shortlist for Attack Helicopters

South Korea announced its shortlist of contractors in competition for a multi-billion competition to supply 36 attack helicopters on 29 May. The three finalists are Boeing, Bell Helicopter Textron, and a joint venture AgustaWestland-Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) team.

Poland Embarks on Helicopter Acquisition Program Worth up to US$1 Billion

The Polish Ministry of National Defense is embarking on the acquisition of a new transport helicopter for the Polish military, at an estimated budget of US$1 billion. The first phase will cover 26 aircraft: 16 new medium transport helicopters for the Army; four ASW and three for Search and Rescue SAR for the Navy and three Combat SAR for the air force.

Sikorsky to Supply Turkey 109 Locally Built S-70 Based Utility Helicopters

Turkey will buy 109 announce it plans to buy Sikorsky T-70S Black Hawk helicopters as part of the $3.5 billion Turkish Utility Helicopter Program...

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