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India’s Naval Multi-Role Helicopter Competition Heats Up

With a lucrative deal at stake, two helicopter giants are playing to win – but is there much between them? The competition to supply the Indian Navy with a multirole replacement to its Sea King helicopters continues to create tensions between the two competing vendors. The horns of NH Industries (NHI) and Sikorsky have been firmly locked for years, pitching the NH90 and the S-70B Seahawk, respectively. Much is riding on the package for 16 units, more so than just the $1 billion contract value...

[Case Study] Turkish Aerospace Industries launches ‘hot and high’ attack helicopter

[Case Study] Turkish Aerospace Industries launches ‘hot and high’ attack helicopter

The Turkish Land Forces identified a need for a new generation of attack helicopter capable of efficient performance at high altitudes in hot climates. The ATAK helicopter programme was launched to meet those needs and advance the country’s aeronautical industry. As part of the initiative, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) joined forces with AgustaWestland to develop and build 91 T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopters, 59 of them on firm order and 32 options. Each is powered by two CTS800-4A turboshaft engines supplied by the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC), a 50/50 partnership between Honeywell International and Rolls-Royce plc. [Access the complete case study below]