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October 19, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's contract with Boeing to develop and field a new MH-139 utility helicopter fleet allocates $408 million for development and $1.9 billion for procurement, a price tag that is roughly half the estimated total program cost the service forecasted in budget documents for the UH-1N Huey replacement program earlier this year.

October 19, 2018 | Daily News

The Army is speeding up the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program thanks to lessons learned from the success of its Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator effort, according to the director of the Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team.

October 09, 2018 | Daily News

Sikorsky and Sierra Nevada Corp. confirmed today they will not protest the Air Force's decision to replace the Bell UH-1N Huey with Boeing and Leonardo Helicopter's MH-139, freeing the service to move ahead with the long-awaited procurement. (UPDATED)

October 09, 2018 | Daily News

Sikorsky confirmed today it will not protest the Air Force's decision to replace the Bell UH-1N Huey with Boeing and Leonardo Helicopter's MH-139, likely freeing the service to move ahead with the long-awaited procurement.

September 28, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is moving "as fast as [it] can" on the CMV-22 Osprey program and cannot increase its speed, according to the Navy's top air warfare requirements officer.

September 24, 2018 | Daily News

Boeing and Leonardo Helicopter's MH-139 will become the next helicopter to patrol intercontinental ballistic missile fields, beating out two other bids to replace the Vietnam-era Bell UH-1N Hueys that have become a symbol of slow acquisition woes.

September 07, 2018 | Daily News

The Army has been paying out three-year bonuses as an incentive to retain experienced pilots, according to the service's aviation head.

August 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Army will soon issue a solicitation for Future Attack Recon Aircraft concept designs, according to a service program manager.

August 17, 2018 | Daily News

The Marine Corps expects to receive the last delivery of its AH-1Z Viper by early 2022, according to the manager of the Light/Attack Helicopter Program.

August 16, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force will maintain its plan to field new Combat Rescue Helicopters starting in fiscal year 2020 despite looming problems for training reserve squadrons, because changing the schedule would require renegotiating its contract with Sikorsky, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

August 10, 2018 | Daily News

Squadron commanders in the Marine Corps failed to appropriately disclose the readiness of their aircraft due to uncertain standards and a lack of oversight, the Defense Department inspector general has found.

July 26, 2018 | Daily News

With big promises from the Army, Congress wants questions answered on the service's Future Vertical Lift and Mobile Protected Firepower programs.

July 26, 2018 | Daily News

With big promises from the Army, Congress wants questions answered on some of the service's Future Vertical Lift and Mobile Protected Firepower programs.

July 20, 2018 | Daily News

Air National Guard pilots need three more Sikorsky HH-60G search-and-rescue helicopters to meet their combat and homeland-security mission requirements, the Air Force said in a June report to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

July 16, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force will delay the contract award in the UH-1N Huey replacement program for at least a year if Congress doesn't authorize an $83.4 million infusion to keep the effort on track, according to a copy of the Defense Department's June omnibus reprogramming request obtained by Inside Defense this week.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

The Army is trying to take a more proactive approach to aviation safety through training, rather than simply reacting to mishaps, according to a service official.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

Senate authorizers want the Navy to explore creating a derivative of the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter to provide capabilities lost when the Navy's MH-53E Sea Dragons retire, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

June 01, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is not ruling out placing MH-60R Seahawk helicopters on the future frigate, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

May 31, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon's independent cost estimate office projects the Air Force's Combat Rescue Helicopter will cost up to $9.2 billion, 3 percent more than the service's cost position of $8.9 billion, according to a recent Defense Department report on the military's 30-year aviation outlook.

May 30, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force is delaying its contract award for the UH-1N Huey replacement program until the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018, after previously planning to select a new helicopter by early summer.

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