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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...

Polish attack helicopter programme assessing proposals

Polish attack helicopter programme assessing proposals

Ahead of the briefing from Poland's Operational Command Chief of Staff, Project ‘Kruk’ (‘Raven’) has declared the first of the official contenders for a $3 billion contract to replace the country’s attack helicopters across all three services. 32 of the rotorcraft are said to be needed to replace the army’s Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ fleet in a procurement programme named ‘Kruk’ (Raven) alongside 70 multirole platforms to replace other ageing Russian models in the air force. An RFI was released by Warsaw in July, with purchase dates moved forward to 2015 from 2018 in response to the crisis in Ukraine. Ten companies are understood to have responded to the initial proposal...
[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]

International Military Helicopter 2017 Attendee List

International Military Helicopter 2017 Attendee List

International Military Helicopter is the largest event of its type in the world. With an audience comprising of top ranking military leaders, the 2017 event attracted 200 attendees from 28 different nations who discussed a variety of topics - such the acquisition and sustainment of aircraft, modernising platforms with the latest equipment and improving pilot training.

Defence IQ prides itself in offering international professionals the rare opportunity to meet the right people responsible for major programmes within the military helicopter community - take a look at our audience in 2017 by downloading the list of attendees.

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