rotary-wing aircraft

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ro·ta·ry-wing aircraft

A rotorcraft.
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This critique of overspending on fixed-wing research and development at the expense of survivability, lethality, and capability for rotary-wing aircraft gives the book a controversial edge.
The [acquisition decision memorandum] is for non-standard rotary-wing aircraft, which Mi-17 is one of, said Weiger.
Simulators for fast jets and rotary-wing aircraft are the main application but the system can also be used for virtual prototyping.
The companies, which maintain and repair fixed-and rotary-wing aircraft yielded an operating profit of pounds 2.7 million, employ 290 people and have gross assets of pounds 33.1 million, pounds 22 million net.
The ALE-39 countermeasures dispensing system and its successor the ALE-47 are currently deployed on numerous fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. Widespread use of these common dispensers has generated benefits in cost savings, interoperability, logistic improvements, and configuration management.
An AGM-114 Penguin anti-ship missile completed a successful safe separation jettison testing from an SH2G(A) Super Seasprite helicopter--which is to be the first rotary-wing aircraft to carry two Penguins per sortie.
The AOC also pointed out that terrorists and enemy combatants have used non-traditional tactics when firing upon fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and that this new threat had already produced deadly results for US forces in Iraq.
The business develops and produces electronic vehicle management systems, electronic engine controls, cockpit and helmet displays, and inertial systems for a variety of platforms including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, missiles, ground vehicles, ships, and space launch vehicles.
Nevertheless, as a manufacturer of rotary-wing aircraft in the 1950s and 1960s, Hiller made his mark on the business, bringing to the market innovative concepts and highly successful designs, especially for light civilian helicopters.
military and industry are making a push to bring large, unmanned rotary-wing aircraft with autonomous capabilities to the battlefield.
Built to be highly modular and with open architecture standards, the 3DAWS suite integrates with all existing US Army aircraft, has the flexibility to work with fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and can be tightly integrated with existing radar or laser warning systems, providing a third dimension to those passive systems.
G|ttinger Monograph N: German Research and Development on Rotary-Wing Aircraft (1939-1945)