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  1. US commission urges tweaks to Army aviation restructureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Flight Global

    A two-year-old US Army plan to restructure the aviation branch over the next five years while saving billions of dollars is overall a "well-crafted" approach, but should be tweaked, says the National Commission on the Future of the Army. The commission's report released on 28 January recommends that the army should buy 24 more remanufactured Boeing AH-64E Apaches while acquiring 60 fewer Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks.

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  2. Russia's Ka-52 Alligator Scout-Attack HelicoptersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | Defence Industry Daily

    Contracts for the purchase are currently being drafted with delivery of the system due to commence in the near future. The President-S system will provide protection to both military and civilian aircraft and helicopters from airborne missile threats, as well as those launched from ground and sea based defense systems.

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  3. New US army chief embraces predecessor's aviation upgrade planRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | Flight Global

    The US Army's new top general isn't planning any major shakeup of the ground force's aviation modernisation plan, but there may be opportunities to move faster on Future Vertical Lift. Gen Mark Milley, who assumed the army chief of staff job in August, says the current programme of continual upgrade and improvement of legacy aircraft designs - primarily the Sikorsky UH-60, Boeing CH-47 and AH-64 - offers the right balance "in terms of survivability, lift capabilities and modifying engines".

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  4. Fort Campbell helicopter crash leaves 2-101st Combat Aviation pilots deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Examiner.com

    When news came in this morning that two AH-64D Apache helicopter pilots had been killed in a training exercise yesterday, it seemed like a repeat of last week's news. Sadly, it was yet another incident; this time at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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  5. On This Day in Aviation HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | Flight Journal

    1936 - The German Luftwaffe's Condor Legion, a force of about 100 aircraft, departs Germany for Seville, Spain, to support Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War. 2006 - A Boeing AH-64D Apache from the U.S. Army's A Company, 1-82nd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion attached to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, crashes north of Baghdad, killing the two crew.

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  6. BAE secures US Army Apache as APKWS laser-guided rocket customerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | Flight Global

    The US Army has ordered its first batch of 70mm laser-guided rockets from BAE Systems for its Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow "for immediate deployment" following the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System's qualification on the helicopter gunship last year. APKWS converts standard, unguided rockets into light and relatively cheap precision-guided munitions by adding BAE's Distributed Aperture Semi-Active Laser Seeker and wing section between the warhead and the rocket motor.

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  7. US Army replaces Lockheed data link on AH-64 ApacheRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 | Flight Global

    A Lockheed Martin communications system will be replaced on the Boeing AH-64E Apache fleet as the US Army moves to standardise data links for manned-unmanned teaming . Having Apache pilots communicating and controlling unmanned air systems in flight is a central element of the army's strategy for replacing the armed scout role now performed by the Bell Helicopter OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

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  8. Brazilian Army Receives 50 AFVs from US Army | UK to Gift $3.7M in...Read the original story

    Oct 13, 2015 | Defence Industry Daily

    Iraq has unveiled an armed Chinese CH-4B UAV, following the release of a photo in March of what appeared to be a CH-4B at an Iraqi Air Base. The drone is thought to be capable of carrying up to six weapons, including the AR-1 laser-guided missile and 100kg guided bombs.

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  9. Brazilian Army Receives 50 AFVs from US Army | UK to Gift $3.7M...Read the original story

    Oct 12, 2015 | Defence Industry Daily

    Iraq has unveiled an armed Chinese CH-4B UAV, following the release of a photo in March of what appeared to be a CH-4B at an Iraqi Air Base. The drone is thought to be capable of carrying up to six weapons, including the AR-1 laser-guided missile and 100kg guided bombs.

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  10. India signs $3 bn deal to buy 15 Chinook, 22 Apache helicopters from USRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2015 | Express India

    Leaders of the oldest and the largest democracy meet! PM @narendramodi and @POTUS greet each other in New York, reads a tweet of PMO with the photo. India today signed a nearly $3 billion deal for purchase of 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing and the US government.

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  11. India agrees to $2.5 billion deal for Boeing helicoptersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2015 | UPI

    India's cabinet has approved the purchase of 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47 Chinook helicopters made by U.S. manufacturer Boeing for $2.5 billion. The 37 new helicopters are to replace India's aging Soviet-era aircraft.

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  12. Govt Clears USD 2.5 Billion Deal for Military HelicoptersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 | Outlook

    Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, the Cabinet Committee on Security today cleared a nearly USD 2.5 billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing. "The deal for Apache and Chinook has been cleared," government sources told PTI.

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  13. Govt clears multi-billion dollar deal for military helicoptersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 | The Indian Express

    The US has been pushing for this contract as it will further bolster American presence in the burgeoning defence market of India. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, the Cabinet Committee on Security today cleared a multi-billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing.

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  14. Government clears multi-billion dollar deal for military helicoptersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 | India.com

    New Delhi, Sept 22 :Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, the Cabinet Committee on Security today cleared a multi-billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing. "The deal for Apache and Chinook has been cleared," government sources said.

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  15. MBDA on board as BAE brings APKWS rocket to EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 | Flight Global

    ... business development director, Paul Mead. APKWS has already been qualified on the Bell AH-1W/Z and UH-1Y, Boeing AH-64D and Sikorsky MH-60S rotorcraft, and demonstrated from fixed-wing platforms including the Boeing AV-8B Harrier II, Fairchild ...

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  16. India set to buy $3 billion choppers from USRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | Hindustan Times

    The finance ministry has finally given a green signal to acquisition of 22 Apache attack and 15 Chinook heavy deployment helicopters worth $3.1 billion from US defence major Boeing after a delay of nearly three years and 13 price extensions. The deal is expected to cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security next Tuesday, before Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on his United Nations General Assembly visit to New York.

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  17. DSEI: Brimstone goes green for Apache integrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | Flight Global

    Displayed for the first time at the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition in London, the concept builds on the existing dual-mode Brimstone, which is currently being used by the Royal Air Force's Panavia Tornado GR4s to attack Islamic State targets in Iraq. An image of a potential combination shows a Boeing AH-64E Apache carrying a maximum load of 16 of the precision-strike weapons.

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  18. USA approves potential $3 billion Apache upgrade for UKRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2015 | Flight Global

    The US State Department has given its authorisation to a possible $3 billion deal to remanufacture 50 of the British Army's current AgustaWestland/Boeing Apache AH1 attack helicopters to the latter's AH-64E-model standard. Following a request by the UK to upgrade its fleet, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 27 August that a potential Foreign Military Sales deal has been authorised, paving the way for a decision to be made by the UK government on whether to proceed with the upgrade.

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  19. The Latest: Bombardier premiers CSeries jet at Paris showRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | SFGate

    The Bombardier CS 300 performs its demonstration flight during the Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Monday, June 15, 2015. The Paris Air Show will take place at the Bourget airport, north of Paris, from June 15 to June 25. Bombardier held a world premiere flight of its C Series program after development delays with the single-aisle planes, which the Canadian aircraft maker hopes will take a big chunk of the market from Airbus and Boeing.

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  20. the Latest: Airbus argues for bigger jets at Paris Air ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    U.S army personnel stand on the Boeing Helicopter AH-64D Apache Longbow at the Paris Air Show in le Bourget, east of Paris, on the eve of its opening, Sunday, June 14, 2015.

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