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September 25, 2020 | Daily News

Production for the CH-53K helicopter is progressing on schedule despite the COVID-19 pandemic, prime contractor Sikorsky says.

September 16, 2020 | Daily News

The White House has sent the Senate Armed Services Committee a list of provisions in the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill it does not like, but chose to lead with one President Trump has said would make him veto the entire must-pass bill -- the re-naming of U.S. military bases that currently honor Confederate leaders.

August 31, 2020 | Daily News

AFWERX is considering launching more programs in dual-use technology sectors while also eyeing export options for its inaugural Agility Prime effort that's pushing to bring electric vertical takeoff and landing providers to market amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 31, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has pushed back the scheduled start of testing for the VH-92A presidential helicopter by six months, which will allow the Marine operational squadron more time to familiarize itself with the aircraft and prevent overlap between testing and the busy presidential election cycle.

August 18, 2020 | Daily News

The HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter program is working through technical deficiencies found during developmental testing, implementing more industry-standard software practices and planning to solicit proposals for a capability upgrades contract this coming fall.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

Sikorsky will deliver the first production lot of HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters one month later than expected next year because of issues created by the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Air Force spokesman.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

Several defense contractors this week said sales rose during the most recent quarter, despite the ongoing pandemic.

July 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is planning demonstrations for two key efforts under its future vertical lift modernization priority while working toward getting requirements for the platforms, a service official told reporters today.

June 22, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee wants the Army secretary to deliver a report on future vertical lift sensor payloads amid concerns about the service’s FVL acquisition strategy.

June 15, 2020 | Daily News

Boeing-Leonardo's MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter still has not obtained a Federal Aviation Administration certification to fly -- pushing back the start of Air Force flight testing by one year.

June 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 25-2 Wednesday evening to approve its version of the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill, including billions of dollars in new U.S. military investments focused on deterring China in the Indo-Pacific region.

June 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is using future vertical lift platforms as pilot programs for its new intellectual property strategy, according to the director of the service’s aviation office.

June 08, 2020 | Daily News

While Army senior leaders are assessing the health of their programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the service's acquisition executive is also focused on taking a "holistic economic model of the Army," he said today.

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy will receive its first low-rate initial production aircraft for the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter program more than a year late, according to a new watchdog report.

May 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is standing up a joint developmental and operational test force that integrates military, civilian and contractor personnel to support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent and serve as a model for future programs.

May 19, 2020 | Daily News

Despite Airbus making a series of objections to the Navy's technical assessment of its proposal for a new training helicopter, the Government Accountability Office found the company's allegations are "without merit," according to a summary of the watchdog's decision.

May 15, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy yesterday announced a $904.8 million contract modification awarded to Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky for 24 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters.

May 15, 2020 | Daily News

The Boeing-Leonardo team that's building MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters to patrol the military's intercontinental ballistic missile silos will deliver three remaining test aircraft to the Air Force in the coming months.

May 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is asking industry to help it choose a contracting schedule for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft, for which the service has narrowed down to two options, and whether the Army should award a hybrid fixed-price type contract after executing the initial portion under other transaction authority.

May 01, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2022 budget proposal will commit funding to Agility Prime -- a new effort to accelerate and adopt technology in the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) industry, according to service acquisition executive Will Roper.

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