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U.S. Army stops accepting AH-64E Apache attack helicopters over issue with nut
The US Army plans to grant Boeing a multiyear contract for the production or remanufacture of up to 600 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters. The contract’s value is still undisclosed. The US Army plans to grant Boeing a multiyear contract for the production or remanufacture of up to 600 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters.
That time a Ka-52 helicopter accidentally fired two S-8 rockets towards reporters
According to the video description the incident was caused by a short circuit. Brought to my attention by Matteo Arcolin, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the video in this post was taken on Sep. 17 or 18, 2017 and shows a Russian Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopter accidentally firing two S-8 unguided...
Possible sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain approved
The pilots were flying an AH-1Z Viper as part of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma. On Mar. 30, 2019 two aviators were killed in a helicopter crash that occurred during a routine training mission March 30 near Yuma, Ariz the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) announced Sunday afternoon.
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...

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