The future of helicopter technology at India’s doorsteps

Bangalore: The Indian Navy may stand a good chance of boosting its helicopter fleets with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (SAC) having received a request for information (RFIs) from it for buying and developing 123 multi-role helicopters. Sikorsky is also working on a futuristic helicopter, the technology demonstrator of which — called X-2 — has recorded 250 ...

Helicopter manufacturers eye lucrative naval contracts

Helicopter manufacturers AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Russian Helicopters and Sikorsky had a high profile at Aero India, as they jostle for position around four major naval contests. India’s planned naval build-up requires maritime rotorcraft in substantial numbers. The navy has three major requirements for new helicopters, while the coastguard has one. The navy’s long-running Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) ...