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Kamov to develop high-speed helicopter based on the Ka-52 Alligator
The advanced high-speed combat helicopter should develop a maximum speed of more than 400km/h and a cruising speed of more than 360 km/h CEO of Zhukovsky Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) Kirill Sypalo told TASS that Kamov’s chief designer Sergei Mikheyev will soon start work on building a high-speed helicopter that is based on the Kamov Ka-52. "Sergei Mikheyev plans to...
Boeing awarded contract to remanufacture 8 and build 9 UAE AH-64E Apache Guardians
Formerly known as AH-64D Block III, in 2012, the Guardian was redesignated as AH-64E to represent its increased capabilities Boeing has secured a $242 million contract to remanufacture eight and build nine new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for United Arab Emirates. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2023, the Pentagon announced...
"The U.S. offered us to sell the F-16, but it would be utterly useless to buy it,” Philippine President Duterte says
"It would be utterly useless to buy the F-16. But I need attack helicopters and small planes for the counterinsurgency,” Rodrigo Duterte Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says Washington had offered to sell the F-16 to Manila but he says the jets are “utterly useless.” According Bloomberg, after he took office in mid-2016, Duterte immediately took steps to revive once-frosty relations with...
Army Aviation Heritage Foundation offering AH-1F Cobra rides
The cost for each AH-1F Cobra ride is either $325 or $525. Each person will get to sit in the gunner’s position on a simulated “fire mission” The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) will be offering rides on the AH-1F Cobra attack helicopter in several Southern California locations this summer. The Detachment is based at the world-famous Yanks Museum located at...
Possible sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain approved
The AH-1Z attack helicopters would improve Royal Bahraini Air Force capability to meet current and future threats The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the potential Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters. The Gulf state intends to arm them with 14 AGM-114 Hellfires, and 56 Advance Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II. According Defense Security...
The attack helicopter is intended to be used to interrupt Marines calling in close air support and conducting artillery and air defense missions The U.S. Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command is seeking for a Mi-17 or Mi-24 attack helicopter to provide realistic training for the Marines. Fitted with tracking pods compatible with the training range in Yuma, Arizona, the...
U.S. Army stops accepting AH-64E Apache attack helicopters over issue with nut
While Boeing has been working on redesigning the nut since last year, the service decided to stop taking in new AH-64E attack helicopters until the company can field a new nut As reported by Defense News, the U.S. Army has halt the delivery of AH-64E attack helicopters from Boeing since February because a strap pack nut on the main rotor...
Surplus U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters up for sale
The U.S. recently announced plans to sell surplus AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters through the Foreign Military Sale or Direct Commercial Sale route The Brazilian Army has told Jane’s that it has initiated contact with the U.S. government on buying surplus US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters. No government-to-government talks have yet been scheduled. As already reported, the U.S. recently...
Surplus U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters up for sale
The AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters are progressively retired from service in favour of the latest-variant AH-1Z Viper The U.S. government intends to sell away surplus AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters used by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) or Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) route, Jane’s reports. H-1 Light Attack Helicopter Program Office (PMA-276) will hold...
"Each Army National Guard Apache battalion needs to borrow six AH-64s to go to war," NGAUS president says
With fewer AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, each battalion “will never have enough aircraft to train the way they are supposed to fight,” Retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, NGAUS president National Guard Association of the U.S. (NGAUS) has issued a statement regarding the Army’s recent announcement to keep four AH-64 Apache attack helicopter battalions within the Army National Guard (the battalions...