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December 13, 2017 | Daily News

After a nine-month rotational deployment to Europe demonstrated navigational challenges for Army aviation, the service has moved to find an interim solution.

November 29, 2017 | Daily News

Key lawmakers are pumping the brakes on a potentially precedent-setting Navy proposal to negotiate a multiyear procurement contract that extends over seven years -- tripping up Pentagon plans with Bell-Boeing to consolidate remaining MV-22 Osprey purchases in a single contract beginning in fiscal year 2018.

November 22, 2017 | Daily News

Lawmakers dropped a provision from the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill that would have allowed the defense secretary to let the Air Force issue a sole-source procurement contract instead of continuing an open competition to replace the Bell UH-1N helicopter.

November 17, 2017 | Daily News

Lawmakers dropped a provision from the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill that would have allowed the defense secretary to let the Air Force issue a sole-source procurement contract instead of continuing an open competition to replace the Bell UH-1N helicopter.

November 13, 2017 | Daily News

Army aviation is struggling to balance an array of responsibilities that include waging the current fight, training for the next and upgrading airframes for the future, according to the branch chief.

November 08, 2017 | Daily News

The fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill agreed to by House and Senate authorizers approves a seven-year V-22 Osprey multiyear procurement contract with a caveat -- the aircraft must include common configuration improvements.

October 30, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy is seeking cost-effective solutions for an upgraded engine inlet system to increase particle filtration efficiency and improve engine time-on-wing, according to a request for information.

October 27, 2017 | Daily News

Sikorsky passed a critical design review for its Combat Rescue Helicopter's training systems last month, allowing the program to progress to assembly, test and evaluation, the company announced this week.

October 25, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is employing "an open approach" to establishing and refining requirements for the first aircraft in the Future Vertical Lift family of systems, according to the program's Training and Doctrine Command capability manager.

October 24, 2017 | Daily News

The commander of the first combat aviation brigade to deploy to Europe as part of a heel-to-toe rotation of forces says the readiness gained there means the CAB "should be one of the first . . . the Army calls if they need one."

October 16, 2017 | Daily News

The Army's aviation branch is crafting new doctrine and revising its training emphasis to better operate in a complex environment against a near-peer adversary, according to the commander of the Aviation Center of Excellence.

October 12, 2017 | Daily News

Army service members will train the first Afghan Air Force pilots to fly their new Black Hawk helicopters, but the training will eventually be supported by contractors as well, according to the head of Army security assistance.

October 03, 2017 | Daily News

Sikorsky is preparing to look at when and how to upgrade its HH-60W after it is fielded as the Air Force's Combat Rescue Helicopter, in a study of potential Block 1 capabilities that could last up to a year.

September 22, 2017 | Daily News

Sierra Nevada Corp. is offering the UH-60L Force Hawk, a modernized Black Hawk variant, in the Air Force's competition to replace its aging Bell UH-1N helicopters.

September 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department needs to learn from past failures and put mitigation strategies in place as it prepares to ramp up the development of the fledgling Afghan Air Force, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

September 20, 2017 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin anticipates later this month the Navy will award it a contract to begin producing engineering development models of electronic warfare pods for the service's fleet of MH-60 Seahawk helicopters, according to a company executive.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

The Army has to find the appropriate balance between commonality and additional capability in its aviation fleet, according to service officials.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

Army aviation will play a vital role in enabling maneuver forces in the future operating environment, according to service leaders.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

Science and technology efforts are a critical part of the Army's efforts to keep pace with and stay ahead of evolving threats, service and industry officials said at a Sept. 7 conference hosted by the Association of the United States Army.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

The Army has to find the appropriate balance between commonality and additional capability in its aviation fleet, according to service officials.

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