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  • 16 January 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced on January 15 that the Republic of Korea has selected the AW159 helicopter to meet its Maritime Operational Helicopter requirement. The contract for eight AW159 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy is the first export order for this new generation aircraft, known as the AW159 Wildcat in UK service. […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Philippines Navy welcomed its first anti-submarine helicopters as it commissioned two AW159 Wildcats in a ceremony at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite on June 17. The helicopters were commissioned after being delivered by Italy’s Leonardo in May this year. Ordered in 2016 under a contract worth over €100 million, the helicopters had […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US state department has approved the sale of twelve MH-60R multi-mission helicopters to the Republic of Korea. The country earlier seemed poised to acquire 12 Leonardo AW159 Wildcat anti-submarine helicopters but South Korea’s defense procurement agency (DAPA) announced earlier this year it would evaluate a US proposal for the second batch of ASW helicopters. […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Industry news

    The first Wildcat attack helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Navy has successfully taken its first flight at Yeovil in Somerset. The Wildcat has a more powerful engine, allowing it to be flown in extreme conditions all year round. It is also equipped with a more robust fuselage, a high-tech interactive display and a […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defense has signed a five-year deal worth £271 million with Leonardo Helicopters to continue support work on the Wildcat helicopters. The MOD hailed the deal as one that would sustain approximately 500 jobs, primarily at Leonardo’s facilities in Yeovil and Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. Yeowilton is the home of Wildcat training […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    French missile developer MBDA announced that the Anglo-French Sea Venom-ANL anti-ship missile recently completed another firing trial, bringing the missile program a step closer to production. The latest firing builds on previous two from July 2017 and May 2018. Conducted on November 14 from a French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) Dauphin test helicopter at […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities

    A small team of personnel from the Royal UK Navy’s 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), based at RNAS Yeovilton, visited South Korea to develop operating and maintenance procedures for the Lynx aircraft that both nations operate.   815 Squadron, which currently operates the Lynx Mk8 aircraft, hold an affiliation with the Republic of Korea Navy’s […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    European defense contractor Leonardo will be delivering its Seaspray 5000E AESA radars for two new Dornier 228 multirole aircraft being built for the Bangladesh Navy. The Bangladesh Navy already operates two Dornier aircraft delivered by German company RUAG Aviation in 2013 and now has two more on order. The new aircraft will be used to monitor and […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Philippine Department of Defense has signed a contract with Finmeccanica to deliver two AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters to the Philippines Navy. Finmecanica’s UK division of  is scheduled to deliver the helicopters in 2018 from the  Yeovil plant in the United Kingdom. Valued at over €100m, the order includes training and multi-year support. Philippines is now the third […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The missile will defend against small boat attacks.

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    General Dynamics UK has been awarded a contract by AgustaWestland to provide mission system equipment for UK AW101 Merlin Mk4/4a helicopters. This contract is part of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP), which was awarded to AgustaWestland by the UK Ministry of Defence in January 2014 to convert 25 AW101 Merlin helicopters for maritime operations. […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, has announced recently that a new contract to design and manufacture future anti-surface guided weapons (light) (FASGW(L)) missiles will protect more than 60 jobs at the Thales factory in Belfast.   The contract will sustain around 60 expert jobs in advanced weapons system design and […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Missile manufacturer MBDA announced it has completed the first test firing of the Anglo-French anti-ship missile Sea Venom/ANL at the Île du Levant test range in France. The missile is being developed to deliver an enhanced capability and replace existing and legacy systems such as the UK-developed Sea Skua and the French-developed AS15TT anti-ship missiles. The […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Brazilian Navy’s first upgraded Super Lynx Mk21B helicopter has performed its maiden flight from the Yeovil facility in southwest England. The flight success was announced by aerospace and defense company Leonardo which is in charge of upgrading eight Mk21B helicopters under a US$160 million contract from 2014. The upgrades include the replacement of aircraft engines with the […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A Royal Navy Lynx Mk 8 helicopter recently performed air carriage and jettison trials of the MBDA-made Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile. According to the missile manufacturer, the trials proved that the missile can be integrated onto the Lynx and Super Lynx helicopters. Sea Venom/ANL has been developed to deliver an enhanced capability to replace existing and legacy […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    London-based missile developer MBDA welcomed the signature of the Demonstration and Manufacture contract for the FASGW(H)/ANL (Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy)/ Anti Navire Léger) missile on 27th March 2014.   This jointly funded Anglo-French contract, valued at more than £500 million (€600 million) has been awarded to MBDA by the UK DE&S (Defence Equipment […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    French missile manufacturer MBDA recently carried out a second development firing of its Sea Venom/ANL missile using a French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – Direction Générale de l’Armement) Panther test helicopter for launch at Ile Du Levant in southeast France. The firing took place on April 18 and highlighted Sea Venom/ANL’s lock on after launch […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), with a crew of approximately 300 Sailors, anchored in Shimoda, May 16 to participate in the city’s 74th annual Black Ship Festival. The festival promotes the peaceful relations between the Japanese and American people and commemorates the 159th anniversary of the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry to Japan in […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Industry news

    ANADOLU Shipyard, on August 13th 2012, started Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) of the Eight Vessel of Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project undertaken for Turkish Navy. ANADOLU Shiphard has already delivered the first seven vessels of the LCT project (TCG Ç-151; TCG Ç-152; TCG Ç-153; TCG Ç-154; TCG Ç-155; TCG Ç-156; TCG Ç-157) from March to July […]

  • 23 August 2012
    Industry news

    ANADOLU Shipyard (ADIK) has successfully completed Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) for the Eight Vessel of Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project undertaken for Turkish Navy. ADIK has already delivered the first seven vessels of the LCT project (TCG Ç-151; TCG Ç-152; TCG Ç-153; TCG Ç-154; TCG Ç-155; TCG Ç-156; TCG Ç-157) from March to July of […]

  • 11 September 2012
    Industry news

    ANADOLU Shipyard has successfully completed the LCT (Landing Craft Tank) project of 8 vessels for Turkish Navy back in August 2012. On August 28th 2012 Tuesday, TCG Ç-158, the last vessel of the serries was delivered to Turkish Navy with a ceremony. ANADOLU Shipyard is actually proceeding with 8 vessels Landing Craft Tank project and […]

  • 30 August 2012

    ANADOLU Shipyard has successfully delivered to Turkish Naval Forces Command TCG Ç-158, the Eight vessel of three years long 8 strong vessel Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project. On August 28th 2012 Tuesday, TCG Ç-158 is delivered to Turkish Navy with a ceremony who was attended by Captain Bülent Akgöl of İstanbul Navy Shipyard. Also attended […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    AgustaWestland announced that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters.   These helicopters, which will be delivered by the end of 2015, will be operated by the Bangladesh Air Force to perform maritime search and rescue (SAR) and other utility missions. […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Leonardo-Finmeccanica, an Italian multinational aerospace and defence company announced July 4 it received an order from the Italian Coast Guard for additional two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. By placing this order the Italian service will bring its AW139 fleet to twelve with options for two more helicopters. The AW139s will be used to perform a range […]

  • 12 April 2012
    Industry news

    AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company has announced that AgustaWestland North America, Inc. has delivered AW139 aircraft to the Egyptian Air Force via its contract with U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) Contracting Center for Foreign Military Sales. “We’re fully aware of the team it takes to put these aircraft into the hands of our international […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Industry news

    AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced the signing of a contract with the Philippine Navy for three AW109 Power maritime helicopters plus two options. The helicopters will be used for a wide range of naval missions including economic zone protection, surface surveillance, SAR and maritime security. The aircraft will be delivered in 2014 and will operate […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Authorities

    The Polish government has signed an EUR 90 million offset agreement with Leonardo MW which will precede a contract for the delivery of AW101 helicopters for the Polish Navy’s anti-submarine warfare and search and rescue operations. While the helicopters will be delivered from the Leonardo MW Yeovil facility in the UK, the offset agreement will […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy has contracted CHC Group to provide aviation emergency response services out of the Australian Navy base at Nowra, on the south coast of New South Wales. CHC Group announced the 15 month contract on Sunday adding that crash response services will be delivered at HMAS Albatross until the proposed commencement of an ADF wide […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Leonardo’s TH-119 single-engine helicopter, which is being pitched for the US Navy’s new helicopter trainer program, now benefits from the new Genesys Aerosystems avionics, the company has announced. The new avionics and cockpit allowing IFR operations is being integrated at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility, home to the AW119 single engine final assembly line for the US and global […]