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A behind-the-scenes look at Exercise Baccarat 2020

We report on the French Army's Baccarat helicopter exercise, which took to the Alps for its 2020 excursion and successfully integrated air and ground forces in challenging conditions

Sikorsky-Boeing team unveils Defiant X for US Army’s FLRAA campaign

The Sikorsky-Boeing team behind the SB>1 Defiant technology demonstrator has released the first details of the Defiant X coaxial compound helicopter as its offering for the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) campaign

Spanish Air Force receives first NH90

Airbus Helicopters announced on October 14 that the first of 12 NHIndustries NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters (TTHs) has been delivered to the Spanish Air Force

RAF’s Newest Helicopter

The RAF’s 32 (The Royal) Sqn took delivery of a new Agusta Westland AW109SP GrandNew helicopter in early February.

Poland's New Look!

AIR International provides an overview of Poland’s ongoing drive to modernise its military aviation assets and looks ahead to the nation’s future endeavours.

RAF Chinooks pass flight hour milestone in Mali ops

British CH-47 Chinook HC5 heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters deployed in Mali, West Africa, have flown more than 2,000 operational flight hours in support of French-led counterinsurgency missions.

Ivory Coast takes delivery of two Mi-8Ps

The Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has taken delivery of a pair of second-hand Mil Mi-8P Hip medium-lift transport helicopters.

Black Sea Fleet naval pilots begin Ka-31R flight training

The Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet has started training crews to fly its new Kamov Ka-31R airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopter.

ANALYSIS: FARA in Focus

Khalem Chapman provides detailed insight into each contender in the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft – Competitive Prototype (FARA-CP) programme before the US Army narrows its selection down to just two concepts.

Russian Helicopters signs production roadmap for Ka-226T in India

Russian Helicopters – a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation – has signed an events roadmap with Indo-Russian Helicopters Ltd (IRHL) for the localisation of Ka-226T helicopter production in India.