General Dynamics Awarded $170 Million to Provide Hydra Rockets to Qatar, Iraq, Others

General Dynamics – OTS Inc., Williston, Vermont, was awarded a $169,694,436 modification (P00025) to Foreign Military Sales contract W31P4Q-14-C-0154 (Colombia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, India, Belgium) for Hydra rockets (M151 quantity 80,448; M255a1q: 40,000; M274: 101,952; M278: 3,715; M156: 7,200; Motors Mk66 Mod4: 20,721; Warheads M257: 5,837; M278: 13,741; M156: 4,914).  Work will […]


Dubai Airshow 2015: Bell Nears Completion of 407GX Deliveries to NorthStar for MRH Conversion

Bell Helicopter is nearing completion of deliveries of the 407GX utility helicopters to NorthStar Aviation for conversion into the Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) light attack and armed reconnaissance platform, it was announced at the Dubai Airshow 2015. To date, 48 of 56 407GX helicopters have been handed over to Abu Dhabi-based NorthStar ahead of conversion into […]


NorthStar Turns Commercial Helo into Gunship

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 America’s annual conference. “This is amazing,” Spc. Jessica Sanford, 26, an unmanned aerial vehicle maintainer who previously worked on OH-58 Kiowa Warrior armed scout helicopter, gushed on Tuesday at the event, known as […]