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Re-Envisioning the Marine Corps

This month’s Commander’s Intent focuses on how the US Marine Corps senior command has updated its original Force Design 2030 concept (Mod 1), a...

UK NMH Bid Win Would Trigger End of AW149 Production in Italy

Leonardo remain “incredibly optimistic” about the success of its bid to build the AW149 helicopter at its Yeovil plant, the only onshore helicopter manufacturer...
Working towards a digital next generation future vertical lift rotorcraft. Bell’s V-280 Valor cockpit simulation on display in October 2020. The V-280 will complete for the FLRAA requi-rement. (DVIDS)

US Army Big Six Requirements and Programmes (Part 2)

This is the second of a two part series to explain the US Army’s ‘Big Six’ programmes to future proof it over the coming...
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DARPA’s First Flight for ALIAS equipped Black Hawk

The United States Defense Advanced Reserch Projects Agency (DARPA) has revealed that a Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter has completed its first unmanned flight...
S-70M Black Hawk

S-70M Black Hawks Now Certified for Civil Use by FAA

Sikorsky is bucking the concept of civil helicopters being offered for the military role, by creating a new type designation for the ever popular...
Bell's V-280 Valor

FLRAA and FARA – Procurement With a Difference

The US Army is on track to ensure that the two platforms that emerge from the Future Vertical Lift concept - FLRAA and FARA...
CIRCM

Captain CIRCM

The US Army is moving forward on the CIRCM programme enhancing rotorcraft protection. Northrop Grumman is delivering its Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) to the US...
21-Jan-Nimitz

US Navy Chief of Ops visits Bahrain; Focus is on Coalition and Readiness

Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral Mike Gilday and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russ Smith visited the Gulf state of Bahrain...
MoU

Challenges to National Defence Sector Growth

Published in the September 2020 Issue - The United Arab Emirates government has created opportunities for its own citizens and for international industry partners...

AUSA: Defiant – The Rotorcraft That Thinks It’s a Jet (‘Breaking Parachute Included’)

AUSA, Washington DC: The sensation of flying the Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant rotorcraft “is more like a tactical jet than a helicopter,” said Sikorsky test...

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