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COM » EVENTS » ELECTRONIC WARFARE 2008 15-16 MAY » HELI-PACIFIC 2008 27-29 MAY » NIGHT VISION 2008 20-23 OCTOBER The Shephard Press, 268 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 4DX, UK Tel: 44 (0)1753 727001 Fax: 44 (0)1753 727002 mmm$he Yam[bb Yebb_di$Yec visit us at VIEW » Jon Lake Jon Lake « VIEW MIXED MESSAGES IN A SELLER’S MARKET By Jon Lake The military need for helicopters is huge, but procurement decisions drag and manufacturers struggle to meet existing orders and manoeuvre into support contracts to cover future gaps.
9 Helicopter specifications Concise descriptions, photographs and specification data on the world’s major military helicopters.
41 Weapon systems specifications Anti-armour, anti-ship and air-to-air missiles, torpedoes, rockets and gun systems for rotorcraft.
SHEPHARD SHEPHARD COMPACT, BRIEF & ILLUSTRATED military helicopter handbook 2008 HELICOPTER Specifications WEAPON SPECIFICATIONS HELMET-MOUNTED DISPLAYS & NVGs Military Helicopter handbook 2008 SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS integrated mission systems A Shephard Press publication GUIDE TO MILITARY OPERATORS guide to suppliers product guide The concise global industry guide Publisher Sandy Doyle [email protected] Editor Peter Donaldson [email protected] Contributing Editor Jon Lake [email protected] Sales and Marketing Manager Jane Smith [email protected] Advertising Sales 44 (0)1753 727003 44 (0)1753 727004 Group Marketing Manager Artemis Panagi [email protected] Handbook Directories and Updates Mohan Sadasivan [email protected] Advertising Coordinator Sandra Moore [email protected] Chief Executive Alexander Shephard Publishing Director Andrew Drwiega SINGLE COPY p RICES UK Europe All other countries handbook 2008 3 Introduction The editor muses on the implications of a potentially game-changing new weapon: the laser-guided rocket.
The Shephard Military Helicopter Handbook is published annually by The Shephard Press Ltd.© 2007 The Shephard Press Published November 2007 ISSN 1365-6600 Member of the Periodical Publishers Association.Production and DTP by Clear Impressions, High Wycombe, Bucks, UK. SHEPHARD Military Helicopter 4 Mixed messages in a sellers’ market Jon Lake looks at the drivers behind today’s boom in military helicopter orders and wonders when it will benefit warfighters in the field.93 Integrated mission systems A selection of integrated mission systems and supplier capabilities for military rotorcraft.101 Guide to military fleets Military helicopter operators are listed alphabetically by country with types, bases and contact details where available.