Defence Helicopter №6 2018
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Название: Defence Helicopter
Год / месяц: 2018/11-12
Формат: True PDF
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Tracing its origin to the founding of the Shephard brand, DH (Defence Helicopter) is the only magazine to provide comprehensive reporting on the military rotorcraft industry, from the challenging market to the evolving battlefield, focusing on emerging trends and the full range of critical technologies for industry and operators.
3 EDITORIAL COMMENT
Delivering the goods
• MH-139 claims UH-1N Huey replacement win
• Whole lot of love for the Lakotas from US Army
• Need for speed dominates S-97 Raider tests
• Kazan looking to bolster helicopter business
8 BRAVE NEW WORLD
Numerous upgrades and fleet recapitalisations are in progress in the Americas, although ‘south of the border’ only Brazil is making significant purchases. Shephard takes a close look at what the region’s rotorcraft have to offer in the battlespace.
12 SMART AND SOPHISTICATED
With an increasingly complex battlespace comes the need for ever more sophisticated launchers and missiles. However, the requirement for dedicated launchers that evolve alongside the weapons creates a challenge for OEMs.
17 BIG SPENDERS
East Asia encompasses some of the world’s weightier defence budgets, and it is therefore an important sub-region for European, Russian and US makers of helicopters as they vie with indigenous manufacturers for sale
22 ATTACK POSITION
In line with a globally renewed emphasis on conventional, mechanised and combined arms land forces after more than a decade of concentrating on counter-insurgency operations, heavy attack helicopter development and production is as robust as ever.
28 THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS?
A range of projects in recent years have investigated the possibilities of optionally piloted helicopters, with the systems viewed as striking a balance between manned platforms and UAVs, combining some of the technological and regulatory benefits of both sectors.
32 TIME FOR A CHANGE
The RAF’s Chinook fleet modernisation is in full swing. Grp Capt Lee Turner spoke to Shephard about the impact of this on the service’s longterm operations and offered detailed future projections for platform sustainment.