Light Utility Helicopter

Argentina buys new Bell 407 GXi fleet for mountainous SAR ops

The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Argentine Armed Forces has approved the purchase of six new-build Bell 407 GXi utility helicopters in a deal worth US$32.4m

Cyprus set to receive first H145Ms this summer

As Cyprus moves to replace its now-retired fleet of Soviet-era Mil Mi-35P Hind-F gunships, it has been revealed that the nation will receive the first of an initial batch of six H145M rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters this summer, after the transfer was recently given the green light by the German government

Austria doubles its order for AW169M light utility helicopters 

Leonardo has signed a contract with the Italian Directorate of Aeronautical Armaments and Airworthiness to supply 18 more AW169M light utility helicopters to the Austrian Ministry of Defence

Philippine Army to receive UH-1J helicopters from Japan

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force has committed to transferring an unspecified number of Fuji Heavy Industries-made UH-1J Huey utility helicopters to the Philippine Army in a bid to bolster the Army Aviation Regiment’s humanitarian assistance/disaster response capabilities

Dornier Technology donates Bo-105 helicopter to the Philippine Army

The Philippine Army has revealed that the donation of a single Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm Bo-105 light utility helicopter to its Army Aviation Regiment will further enhance the service’s ability to carry out humanitarian assistance/disaster relief missions

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ILA Berlin 2022: Strong presence of Airbus H145 military derivatives at show

The extremely popular military derivative of the light, twin-engined Airbus H145 were present in force at the ILA Berlin Airshow, with three different examples on display

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US Army National Guard receives first UH-72B Lakota

Airbus Helicopters revealed on September 7 that it has delivered the first of 18 UH-72B Lakota utility helicopters to the US Army National Guard from its production facility in Columbus, Mississippi

Leonardo’s MAIR system moves into production

Leonardo has announced that its Multi Aperture InfraRed (MAIR) threat warning system has gone into series production, with manufacturing underway on an initial batch for installation on a number of platforms including the Italian Army’s AW169M-based Light Utility Helicopter

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Afghan MD530F makes emergency landing in Helmand

An MDHI MD530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/scout helicopter assigned to the Afghan Air Force was forced to make an emergency landing near Lashkar Gar Square in Helmand province on July 29

Initial Operational Clearance for Indian Army's LUH variant

India’s Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) has granted Initial Operational Clearance for the Indian Army’s variant of the Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Light Utility Helicopter