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Sikorsky Delivers 5,000th “Hawk,” Highlights Versatility And Future Of Iconic Helicopter

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, delivered its 5,000th “Hawk” variant helicopter, a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk. The iconic aircraft will continue to support medium-lift...

Leonardo and the Italian National Armaments Directorate sign AW169M LUH Contract for Austria to exercise options for additional helicopters

Leonardo and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness of the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate signed yesterday the Acquisition Contract for...

Latvian Air Force receives new Black Hawks

The Latvian Air Force took delivery of two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters at Lielvārde Air Force Base earlier in December. "This is a long-awaited addition...

Egypt Purchases New Boeing CH-47F Chinooks to Modernise Fleet

The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing a contract to produce 12 new CH-47F Chinooks for the Egyptian Air Force. With this $426 million foreign...

U.S. Navy Approves Full-Rate Production for Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter

The U.S. Navy declared full rate production of the Sikorsky CH-53K® helicopter, a decision that is expected to increase production to more than 20...

U.S. Department of Defense exercises option for 26 TH-73A “Thrasher” helicopters

Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 110.5 million USD firm-fixed price modification to...

Leonardo awarded €690 million contract for the CH-149 mid life upgrade

The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded Leonardo (through Leonardo U.K. Ltd of Yeovil) a $1 billion CAN (€690 million) contract for the...

First “Leonardo AW169” helicopter handed over to the Air Force

On Wednesday, Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner handed over the first multi-purpose helicopter "Leonardo AW169", also known as "Lion", to the air force in Langenlebarn. During...

Textron’s Bell V-280 Valor chosen as new U.S. Army long-range assault aircraft

The V-280’s unmatched combination of proven tiltrotor technology coupled with innovative digital engineering and an open architecture offers the Army outstanding operational versatility for...

Navy Merlin surpasses 5000 flying hours

The ZJ121 Merlin Helicopter surpasses 5000 flying hours, making it the first of the type ever used by the Ministry of Defence. The impressive achievement was completed...
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