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Jordan Received 16 AH-1F Cobra Gunship helicopters from Israeli Surplus
Israel has delivered 16 retired U.S.-supplied Cobra helicopter gunships to Jordan to help the Hashemite kingdom deal with the threat of Islamic State (ISIS) which currently control large areas along its borders with Syria and Iraq. The transfer provided at no cost was kept in secret since last year but was recently leaked by an unnamed U.S. official and published by Reuters.
Bell unveils the V280 Valor Tilt Rotor Aircraft at AUSA 2014
Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky Aircraft displayed at AUSA 2014 full size models of the future rotary wing platforms they are proposing for the US Army.
Paris Air Show 2013 – A Military Preview (Part I: Aircraft...
The 50th Paris Airshow presents a weeklong celebration for aviation enthusiasts. As the most important annual aerospcace business event, it attracts thousands of companies...
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.
Israel Considers Tilt-Rotor Ospreys to Modernize its CSAR, Special Operations
Moving to bolster its special operations and combat search and rescue capabilities, the Israel Air Force (IAF) is evaluating the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft as an optional future vertical lift capability. The Osprey has a mission range exceeding 1,600 km, (compared to 1,000 km of the CH-53D), what makes it attractive augmenting the IAF operations at very.
AgustaWestland Pits AW139M against the UH1N
The U.S. Air Force is planning to modernize a fleet of 205 helicopters securing missile bases, at an investment of $3 billion in the acquisition. AgustaWestland is proposing the AW139M, a customized military version of the multi-role AW139 to replacing the Bell UH-1N.
OH-58F Represents Another Round Of Upgrades Keep The Armed Scout Fighting
Kiowa Warrior is Back in the Fight The U.S. Army fielded the OH-58D scout helicopter in 1983 and its 'Kiowa Warrior' armed reconnaissance derivative in...
Joint Heavy Lift (JHL)
Bell and Boeing are working on a new quad tilt-rotor design for the planned Joint Heavy Lift (JHL) transport aircraft. The design utilizes the...
X-Hawk ‘Flying Assault Vehicle’
A futuristic concept pursued by Bell and Urban Aeronautics from Israel, is the X-Hawk, a "flying car" concept utilizing two lift fans and two...