Contents tagged with helicopters

  • Ukraine holds combat helicopter drills near the demarcation line in Donbas

    The press center of the Joint Forces Operation reported that the drills involving combat helicopters were held near the line of demarcation in the Donbas.

    "For the first time, as part of the operation of the Joint Forces, forward air controllers were trained to direct Mi-24 crews toward ground targets. The purpose of training is to maintain the level of skills of air controllers in directing combat helicopters toward ground targets, and to organize interaction between army aviation and …

  • Russia and Mexico negotiating contract for military helicopter maintenance

    Russian Helicopters Company, a part of Rostec plans to sign a contract with the Mexican Air Force for the maintenance of Mi-17 helicopters, as reported by the press service of the company on Sunday, October 22.

    Major repairs of nineteen Mi-17 and Mi-17-1B helicopters of the Mexican Air Force were made in 2014-2015. According to Rostec, repaired helicopters now successfully perform the most difficult tasks in the interests of the Mexican Ministry of National Defense, including firefighting and …

  • Ukraine's Motor Sich JSC will produce parts for Mi-24 helicopters that had been purchased from Russia

    Ukrainian Motor Sich JSC plans to manufacture helicopter blades for the Mi-24 military attack helicopter before the end of 2017, which previously had been purchased in Russia. This was stated at a press conference by Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Yuriy Brovchenko.

    According to him, the company is currently testing blades that it manufactured on its own using its own funding and that of foreign investors.

    Motor Sich’s design experts, together with the Sate Design …

  • Media reported that Poland will purchase fewer military helicopters than planned

    The Polish Ministry of Defense will purchase only 12 out of a planned 16 new helicopters for the army, announced RMF FM radio. Earlier, the department planned to purchase 8 helicopters for ground forces and 8 more for the fleet.

    The military will end up purchasing fewer helicopters for fleet to fight submarines and conduct rescue operations at sea. Currently, only four helicopters are ordered for the fleet needs. Information on the reduction in the volume of procurement came after March 27, …

  • Russia has begun to equip its Navy with new helicopters

    The Ministry of Defense of Russia has launched a program to equip the Navy with new helicopters through 2025, the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry said.

    "This means Ka-52K attack helicopters, Ka-31R radar surveillance helicopters, and Ka-226T shipborne helicopters capable of being deployed on ships of small displacement," said the Department's statement, which was posted on the Ministry's website.

    According to the statement, the plans to equip the fleet with …

  • Russian Defense Ministry confirms Egypt will begin receiving Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters later this year

    The Director General of Russia's Rosoboronexport concern, Alexander Mikheev stated in his interview with Interfax that Russia will start supplying Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters to Egypt in 2017. “No, the supplies haven’t started yet. They will start this year. Everything is covered under the terms of the contract,” Mikheev said.

    On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov confirmed that Egypt will begin receiving Russian-built Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters later this year. …

  • U.S. Blackhawk helicopters arrive in Latvia

    On the 1st of March, five U.S. Blackhawk helicopters were deployed to Latvia during Operation Atlantic Resolve, Delfi reported. Soldiers from the Phoenix division of the 10th Aviation Brigade of the U.S. Army also arrived in Latvia.

    The 10th Aviation Brigade is the first of many allied armed forces to arrive in Europe as part of a rotation of units to show the readiness of the United States and NATO to ensure security in Europe.

    The Brigade is normally posted at Fort Drum, New York. Previous …