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HN for Wed., July 5, 2017, Vol. 43, Issue 14.

Apaches Zap Multiple Targets With First Helicopter-Mounted Laser

In a first for offensive directed-energy weapons, a laser-equipped AH-64 Apache attack helicopter successfully zapped and destroyed several targets during recent flight tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.The demonstration was the first time a laser was fully integrated on a rotorcraft and successfully engaged targets from a variety of flight maneuvers, speeds, altitudes, according…

Lockheed Martin Nabs Potential $5 Billion Black Hawk Contract

Lockheed Martin's [LMT] Sikorsky Aircraft unit signed a five-year, potential $5.2 billion contract on June 30 to supply U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales customers with 257 of the latest models of its H-60 Black Hawk helicopter fleet.Sikorsky will deliver its new UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC helicopters under a $3.8 billion contract, with…

Airbus Delivers Final H-145M Helicopter For German Armed Forces

The Airbus Group announced on June 26 the delivery of its 15th and final H-145M multi-role helicopter to Bundeswehr, Germany’s armed forces.The Airbus contract was ordered in 2013, and the first aircraft was delivered at the end of 2015 for Bundeswehr’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Special Operation Forces (SOF) project. The French aircraft manufacturer will…

Sikorsky Delivers Second S-92 To South Korea’s Coast Guard

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Sikorsky Aircraft unit announced on June 27 it has delivered South Korea’s Coast Guard its second S-92 helicopter, which will be deployed for search and rescue missions by the end of 2017.The South Korean Coast Guard has operated one S-92, Sikorsky’s twin-engine medium-lift helicopter, since 2014 and will now conduct aircrew training…

Sikorsky Hosts German Aerospace Industry For Potential CH-53K Support Opportunities

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Sikorsky hosted German aerospace engineer and manufacturing companies at its Florida facility in the hopes of acquiring support for the production of its Marine CH-53K King Stallion helicopters in Germany.Sikorsky is seeking industry partners in the home nation where it will deliver the new CH-53K helicopters for the German Air Force’s “Schwerer…