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Global Civil & Military Helicopter Market Report 2012-2013
Frost & Sullivan analyse the international helicopter market in light of the economic crisis and the competitive landscape, discussing the validity of OEMs’ strategies and potential options. Alix Leboulanger is a Research Analyst for the Frost & Sullivan Aerospace, Defence & Security division.
Military helicopter industry news global round-up
Indian Navy’s Multirole Helicopter Programme Caught in Controversy
The Indian Navy, the fifth largest maritime force in the world is going through an extensive modernization programme, but with billions of dollars on the line, the helicopter programme has hit a bump in the road over objections to the procurement process and the RFPs on the table. Laxman Kumar Behera reports for Defence Review Asia. Read the article here, or to subscribe to the digital magazine, visit www.DefenceReviewAsia.com.
Q&A: Lt Col David Walsh, Program Manager PMA 226, United States Marine Corps
Read the full interview with Lt Col Walsh, as he discusses his management of the transition of a fleet of CH-46E Sea Knights from the US Marine Corps to the US Department of State, including the modernisation of the aircraft over the past year. Read his thoughts and meet him in person at this year’s conference where he will address the delegation on Day One.
6 Major Problems With Military Helicopters (And How To Solve Them)
Defence IQ takes a look into some of the most common problems for military helicopters, and what is being done about them. By no means a definitive list, the following aims to provide a broad overview ahead of the 2013 International Military Helicopter event, from the ever serious issue of brownout to the complex technicalities of maintaining a fleet for battle readiness…
Poland eyes $3 billion helicopter deal
Poland is looking to purchase 70 military helicopters in a deal that is more than double the number originally sought by the East European country…download to read more!
U.S.-Indonesia relations fortified with Apache helicopter deal
Indonesia looks set to buy eight Apache helicopters from the United States in a further sign that the two nations are fortifying military industrial relations. Download now to find out more!
Demand for Military Helicopters Rising
This article from Defence IQ explores the boom in Military Helicopter manufacturing, particularly as a result of the conflict in Afghanistan where aerial transport is the preferred method of moving troops.
Better training could allow us to do 20% more says Royal Danish Air Force
Despite its emphasis on the latest SOF developments, Denmark, like most nations, is now operating on a reduced budget, and sustaining helicopter operations is a constant challenge. Lt Col Steen Ulrich, provides successful recent case studies in which training and coordination have proven the deciding factors, and explains why financial limitations may actually work to our benefit.
- Interoperability is key for successful operations
Defence IQ talks to Air Commodore Theo Ten Haaf at International Military Helicopter to gain a better understanding in why joint coalition operations are beneficial and create a better awareness of what is going on both in the air and on the battlefield.
- Utilising the Apache in personnel recovery
Defence IQ spoke to Colonel Neale Moss, UK Attack Helicopter Force Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, UK MoD at International Military Helicopter about using Apaches in personnel recovery and what some of the important lessons learned from Afghanistan and Libya are.
Rise of the Swedish Black Hawks: Afghanistan 2013
Colonel Magnus Westerlund, Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces’ Helicopter Wing, will be leading a new Black Hawk fleet into Afghanistan in April 2013, having negotiated a handover of 15 new aircraft from US forces to replace the outgoing fleet of Eurocopter Cougars. Described as an “unusual” government-to-government agreement, Westerlund will discuss the deal and the challenges it involves to the conference delegation this year.
Kissing the ‘Phrog’: US Forces Renew Life for the CH-46 Sea Knight
As the fleet of outgoing USMC CH-46E Sea Knights transfers to the US State Department. Lieutenant Colonel David Walsh is responsible for coordinating the entire overhaul, from airframes to spare parts and components, and eventual upgrades to suit modern operations. Hear his update on the programme before his presentation at this year’s event and get full clarity on the future of this iconic airlift platform.
Burning Hot and Cold: Canadian resourcefulness in Afghanistan
Hear from Colonel Christian Drouin, Commander of 1 Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force, will be presenting on his operational experiences in Afghanistan and on compromising capabilities under limited resources, and where the current capability gaps are, and how the demands of conflict forced his Wing to be inventive.
- NH90 and Cougar capabilities in the Royal Netherlands Air Force
Defence IQ talks to Air Commodore Theo Ten Haaf, Commander, Defence Helicopter Command, Royal Netherlands Air Force, on the subject of enhancing rotary wing capability in the RNAF, despite budget cutbacks, and the future capabilities being prepared for on platforms such as the NH90 and the Cougar.
Into the Danger Zone: US Combat Search & Rescue
Hear from the Commanding Officer of USAF’s only active duty CSAR wing, tasked with the recovery of personnel in the most severe theatres in the world, including Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Chad Franks’ aircrew are responsible for saving the lives of over 1,900 lives in the last year alone, and tells us what in the future can assist efforts to keep his people primed for this highly required role. Col Franks will be relating his experiences in more detail on Day Two of the conference.
I Bring You Fire: UK Apaches in Afghanistan and Libya
Defence IQ speaks to Lt Col Paul Tennant, commander at the UK’s Army Air Corps 3 Regiment, to discuss his recent experiences in Afghanistan, and his thoughts on the use of Apaches in the Libya campaign. Lt Col Tennant explores firepower, precision, and armour on a platform that can disperse most insurgents simply by appearing over the horizon. Attack capabilities are just one aspect of this year’s event.
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