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NORAD Tries to Detect Gyrocopters in D.C.

NORAD and federal authorities ran a training exercise over the nation’s capital Sunday to test abilities to detect drones and gyrocopters in restricted air spaces…


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Airbus Unveils Plans for X6 Helicopter

PARIS — Airbus Helicopters announced the launch of a development program to build the X6 helicopter that would eventually replace the Super Puma and have…



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Bell Touts New Tilt-Rotor High-Speed Helicopter

Bell Helicopter is beginning to manufacture parts for its new V-280 Valor tilt-rotor aircraft, a next-generation helicopter being developed as part of the Army’s Joint…


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Sikorsky to Begin Building New Air Force Helo

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has won an Air Force contract to begin developing the service’s next-generation combat rescue helicopter. The company, part of Hartford, Connecticut-based United…


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Lockheed Pitches F-35 Helmet for Future Helos

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Lockheed Martin Corp. brought one of its F-35 fighter jet simulators to an Army helicopter conference this week. And the world’s largest…


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NorthStar Turns Commercial Helo into Gunship

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — U.S. helicopter pilots and maintainers couldn’t stop gawking at NorthStar Aviation’s new light-attack helicopter, the 407MRH, at the Army Aviation Association of…


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Army May Pick Future Helo Designs This Summer

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Helicopter-makers say they’re eagerly awaiting a decision expected this summer from the U.S. Army to move forward with development of a futuristic…



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Helmet-Cam Video Captures MoH Action

The actions of the first U.S. Army officer to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War have been captured in rare helmet-cam video….



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Army Seeks Designs for Next-Gen Helicopters

The U.S. Army has produced a video to attract bidders and urge them to push the technology envelope in developing next-generation helicopter and tilt-rotor fleets…







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Darpa Takes Another Shot at High-Speed VTOL

Undeterred by past failures, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is launching another attempt to develop a high-speed vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft with the…