Tag Archives: helicopters

Rockwell Collins to Provide Avionics Support for Australia’s CH-47F Helicopters: Thierry Tosi Comments

Rockwell Collins has received a contract to extend avionics support services for the Australian army’s CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The company said Monday it will deliver field service engineering, program management, logistics, repair and overhaul services for the Common Avionics Architecture System onboard the helicopters and the Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulators. “We’ve been supporting …

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Sikorsky, HABCO Industries Sign Helicopter Ground Support Equipment Distribution Pact

HABCO Industries has signed an exclusive distribution agreement to provide ground support equipment for military, commercial and government customers of Sikorsky-built helicopter platforms. Lockheed Martin, the parent company of Sikorsky, said Tuesday the deal also covers locally fabricated and commercial off-the-shelf products to support production and maintenance of operational helicopters. Connecticut-based …

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U.S., Canada, EU Certify Honeywell Satcom Tech, Connectivity Service for Helicopters

U.S., Canadian and European aviation regulatory agencies have approved Honeywell‘s  satellite communication system and cabin connectivity service to facilitate Wi-Fi access onboard multiple helicopter models. Honeywell said Wednesday it received a Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certificate for the use of Aspire 200 satcom technolology on Airbus AS350 and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. Transport Canada …

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CAE Reports $76M in US, Intl Defense Contracts; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has reported $76.3 million in defense contracts from sector customers such as U.S. military agencies and other companies Insitu and Rotorsim. The company said Tuesday the U.S. Air Force and Navy have exercised contract options for continued KC-135 tanker and T-44C aircrew training services respectively. Work to support the Air Force’s KC-135 program …

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State-Owned Defense Firm in Poland to Participate in Lockheed Martin Defense Programs

Lockheed Martin has agreed to involve Poland’s state-owned defense organization Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa in various defense and security programs as part of Lockheed’s commitment to Polish industry. The two parties inked a letter of intent to allow PGZ member companies to participate in Lockheed programs on satellite systems, aircraft, helicopters, weapons, combat systems, …

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Sikorsky Opens Forward Stocking Location for Helicopter Parts in Australia

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has unveiled a new forward stocking location for S-76 and S-92 helicopter parts at its Helitech customer support center in Brisbane, Australia. Lockheed said Wednesday the in-country warehousing of spare parts aids Sikorsky’s efforts to boost customer support in the area by facilitating quicker access to materials for Australia-based commercial helicopter operators. …

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Maritime Executive: Elbit Systems Conducts First Torpedo Launch System Tests

Elbit Systems has conducted initial tests of its torpedo launch system aboard the Seagull Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel platform, Maritime Executive reported Tuesday. Tests for the 40-foot self-navigating system were performed off Haifa to demonstrate the system’s capacity to launch a light torpedo munition without targeting. “The test highlighted Seagull’s unique capacity to detect and …

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Rockwell Collins Tactical Radio Selected for Peru’s Seasprite Navy Helicopters

Peru’s navy has selected a Rockwell Collins-designed tactical radio for installation on the agency’s fleet of SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters. The company said Thursday its Talon V/UHF tactical radios are built to give pilots secure voice and data communications for missions in areas such as surface and sub-surface maritime, blue water and littoral surveillance, and search-and-rescue …

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Research and Markets: Asia Pacific to Dominate Global Military Rotorcraft Spending by 2025

A new Research and Markets report predicts the global military rotorcraft market to hit $27.3 billion by 2025 from $21.1 billion in 2015, with Asia-Pacific countries to dominate the spending landscape. Investments from the Asia Pacific will account for 33 percent of rotorcraft spending worldwide during the forecast period, followed by North America with …

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IBM, University Partner to R&D Predictive Maintenance Analytics Tech; Mark Easton Comments

IBM has partnered with the University of South Carolina to develop analytics tools to help maintenance professionals detect when a piece of equipment is nearing failure, the Columbia Regional Business Report newspaper reported Thursday. James Hammond writes the technology firm will also invest $2.4 million in business analytics software grants …

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