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March 17, 2017 | Inside the Army

A fiscal year 2017 budget amendment released March 16 by the White House would provide a $1.65 billion boost to the Army's aircraft procurement account, but the measure faces an uncertain future in Congress.

March 14, 2017 |

The Defense Department on Monday announced that three CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, due to arrive at Yokota Air Base in Japan this year, will now permanently deploy in fiscal year 2020.

March 10, 2017 |

The Marine Corps CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program's cost has increased by 22 percent over the baseline estimate and the price is higher than the Air Force F-35 variant, according to House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee Ranking Member Niki Tsongas (D-MA).

March 10, 2017 |

Cost growth for the Marine Corps CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program has increased by 22 percent over the baseline estimate and the price is higher than the Air Force F-35 variant, according to House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee Ranking Member Niki Tsongas (D-MA).

March 07, 2017 |

The Pentagon is concerned with the ability of the aerospace sector to sustain the unique design and manufacturing skills needed to ensure future U.S. military combat aircraft can be both designed and produced, according to a report by the Defense Department office charged with monitoring the defense industrial base.

March 03, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

ORLANDO, FL -- Boeing and Sikorsky this week unveiled their offerings for the competition to replace the UH-1N Huey, following the Air Force's recent announcement that it will release a second draft request for proposals next month and delay the final version until this summer.

March 02, 2017 |

ORLANDO, FL -- Boeing and Leonardo this week unveiled their offering for the competition to replace the UH-1N Huey, following the Air Force's announcement that it will release a second draft request for proposals next month and delay the final version until this summer. (UPDATED)

March 02, 2017 |

ORLANDO, FL -- Boeing and Leonardo this week unveiled their offering for the competition to replace the UH-1N Huey, following the Air Force's announcement that it will release a second draft request for proposals next month and delay the final version until this summer.

February 28, 2017 |

Sikorsky announced Tuesday it will offer the HH-60U Black Hawk helicopter in the Air Force's competition to replace the UH-1N Huey fleet.

February 23, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

None of the companies interested in offering a replacement helicopter for the UH-1N Huey are currently able to put forth a product that meets all of the Air Force's requirements, a service spokeswoman confirmed to Inside the Air Force this week.

February 16, 2017 |

The Air Force is pushing back its final request for proposals for the UH-1N Huey replacement effort from this month until sometime this summer, a service spokesman said this week, and will release a second draft RFP in April.

February 08, 2017 |

The Marine Corps is planning to test out multiple airborne sensors on the V-22 Osprey in a "fly-off" this spring, as service officials continue to mull installing weaponry on the tiltrotor aircraft, according to the head of Marine aviation. 

February 03, 2017 | Inside the Navy

The Navy is planning for the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program to receive a low-rate initial production decision in March after resolving design issues flagged by the Pentagon's top weapons tester, according to the program office.

January 16, 2017 |

A new budget blueprint drawn up by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) would fund a massive military buildup by seeking an additional $430 billion in defense spending above what the Obama administration had planned for the next five years, Inside Defense has learned.

January 06, 2017 | Inside the Navy

The Navy will soon begin training aircrews and maintenance personnel on the V-22 Osprey as part of a new detachment at Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC, according to the service.

January 06, 2017 |

The Navy and V-22 Osprey maker Bell-Boeing have temporarily averted a crisis caused by  government plans to procure fewer aircraft than contractually required that threatens to torpedo a multiyear procurement deal -- a package that bundled $6.5 billion worth of aircraft and promised savings of $850 million compared to annual purchases.

January 06, 2017 | Inside the Army

The Army is seeking proposals from industry to support simulation efforts for current and future aviation platforms, according to a broad agency announcement on Federal Business Opportunities.

December 09, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps is planning to partner its development of a large, sea-based unmanned aerial system with an Army-led effort to develop helicopter replacements for the joint force, according to a Marine official.

December 09, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army, which is currently focused on the mid-sized airframe within the Future Vertical Lift family of systems, has yet to determine the best path forward on an attack aircraft, says the TRADOC capability manager for FVL.

December 09, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army and the Defense Department have provided new information on the White House's request for additional funding to support the modernization of the Afghan military's helicopter fleet.

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