Author Archives: Amy Kluber

Leonardo, Polish Firm Collaborate In Development of New Combat AW249

Leonardo and Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) have agreed to collaborate on development of a new combat helicopter, the AW249. The 249 would meet the Polish Army’s requirement for a new combat helicopter under the nation’s “Kruk” procurement program. The twin-engine AW249 would be used for air support and armed escort operations. It would have a maximum takeoff weight […]

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Leonardo, Polish Firm Collaborate In Development of New Combat AW249

Leonardo and Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) have agreed to collaborate on development of a new combat helicopter, the AW249. The 249 would meet the Polish Army’s requirement for a new combat helicopter under the nation’s “Kruk” procurement program. The twin-engine AW249 would be used for air support and armed escort operations. It would have a […]

Schiebel Camcopter S-100

Schiebel Demos Camcopter UAV Trials for Belgian Navy

Schiebel has successfully completed trials for the Camcopter S-100 anmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the Belgian Navy, the company said. The tests demonstrated search and rescue as well as maritime surveillance capabilities. Schiebel’s trials for the Belgian Navy were aimed at building an enhanced knowledge base and developing a successful concept of operations. This was […]

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Navy Osprey Variant to Begin Production in $4 Billion Contract

Bell [TXT] Boeing [BA] will begin V-22 work for the U.S. Navy in a contract awarded last week worth $4.2 billion. The new CMV-22B variant will serve as the Navy’s future carrier onboard delivery aircraft. The contract is a modification to a prior acquisition contract and provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for […]

Sikorsky S-97 Raider (Sikorsky)

Sikorsky Says S-97 Raider Fits Army’s Reconnaissance Requirements

  Sikorsky’s [LMT] S-97 Raider, after flight testing commenced last week, participated in the U.S. Army’s industry day June 25 on its draft solicitation for a new attack reconnaissance aircraft. The Army June 22 said in a draft solicitation the “Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Competitive Prototype (FARA CP) seeks to design, build, and test technically mature aircraft […]