On 15 January 2021 to meet Project Land Requirement 4503 the Australian Government ordered 29 examples of the Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian to replace the the troublesome Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopter with the Australian Army.
Designed by the French company, Sud Aviation, which later became part of Aerospatiale, the national aerospace company, the Alouette II was one of the early success stories in the development, production and marketing of helicopters in France.
The Puma series of helicopters was designed and developed by the National Aerospatiale Company in France in the early 1960s to meet a requirement of the French Army for a medium-lift, twin-engine, helicopter.
Developed as a general-purpose, light-weight helicopter for military and civil use, the Gazelle was produced in large quantities both by Aerospatiale in France and Westland in the United Kingdom, as well as being assembled in Yugoslavia.
Designed as a replacement for the widely used Alouette series of general- purpose helicopters, the Dauphin was initially produced in two versions; the single-engine model fitted with a Turbomeca Astazou turboshaft of 783-kw (1,050-shp); and the twin-engine model powered by two Arriel turboshafts.
Stanley Hill Jr designed the Model 360 helicopter and offered it for commercial sale in 1948. Subsequently the designation Hiller 360 was dropped in favour of UH-12, and later models were known simply as the 12C, 12E, etc.
The Bell Model 209 or AH-1 was a redesigned Iroquois with a gunner and pilot in tandem, a chin turret fitted with a 7.62 mm (0.30 in) Minigun, or 40 mm grenade launchers, and with stub wings carrying four weapons pylons.
In 1959 Continental Copters Inc of Fort Worth, Texas obtained a number of Bell 47G-2 helicopters and proceeded to convert them to operate as single-seat agricultural aircraft and the conversion became known as the El Tomcat, produced over a number of years in some numbers for agricultural work.
In 1947 Westland Aircraft Co obtained a licence to build the Sikorsky S-51 in the United Kingdom for the British military services, this being a four-seat general purpose helicopter in service with the USAAF.
The Whirlwind was a development of the Sikorsky S-55, the prototype HAR-1 (XA862) flying for the first time on 21 August 1953 powered by a 448-kw (600-hp) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-40 radial engine and was later delivered to the Royal Navy.
The Philicopter did not represent the first venture into the production of a commercial helicopter by an Australian company but it, like the Wikopter and the Moser, built in the 1960s, was one of the first. However none in fact have entered production.
The Bell 47G series of helicopters was purchased and operated by the US Army, USAF, US Navy, the British Army and many other forces around the world, the prototype of the series flying for the first time on 8 December 1945.
The T-62 is a development by K.I.S.S.Aviation of the kit-built Executive 162 helicopter, which is produced by Rotorway International at Chandler in Arizona, to take a turbine engine, a number of examples being completed in the United States.
In 2015 The Robinson Helicopter Co announced it planned to produce a two-seat variant of the R-44 called the Cadet which would be suitable for a wide variety of utilitarian applications, but mainly aimed at the training market.
The R-66 is a turbine powered helicopter developed in the United States. In March 2007 Frank Robinson announced his company would produced a turbine variant of the R-44, the prototype being shown at the company’s facility fitted with a new lightweight Rolls Royce 300 engine, the aircraft making its debut
The Lonestar is a single-seat basic utility helicopter of all-metal construction marketed by Star Aviation Inc of New Braunfels in Texas, and is fitted with a 82-kw (110-hp) Hirth engine driving, via a chain, a composite main rotor.
The NH-90 has been developed by NH Industries, a consortium set up by France, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands, comprising Eurocopter, Agusta Westland and Stork Fokker Aerospace, to produce a medium sized utility helicopter for the armies and navies of those countries. The design was initiated by Britain, France, Italy