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April 26, 2017 |

This week's gathering of the Army aviation community is expected to include insights from senior service leaders and previews of potential future platforms from industry.

April 20, 2017 |

The Air Force's second draft request for proposals to replace the UH-1N Huey released April 19 formalizes a new acquisition strategy that lets companies install extra items onto their helicopters before production, as the service announced it would do in February.

April 18, 2017 |

The Navy's V-22 program office is attempting to secure funds in fiscal year 2018 for overhaul of nearly half the Marine Corps' Osprey tiltrotor aircraft into a common configuration, according to the program manager.

April 11, 2017 |

U.S. Strategic Command chief Gen. John Hyten has rescinded a request for forces, more than a year after it was submitted to the Joint Staff, to add more security personnel at intercontinental ballistic missile sites while the Air Force replaces the UH-1N Huey.

April 10, 2017 |

Radar warning receiver technology that was questioned in a recent Government Accountability Office report is expected to be mature enough to integrate into Sikorsky's HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter in 2018, the Air Force said last week.

April 03, 2017 |

The Marine Corps is disputing recent assertions that the CH-53K chopper is more expensive than an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, as the heavy-lift helicopter program awaits an initial production decision from Pentagon leadership.

March 30, 2017 |

The Army's long-term project to replace the engines of its Black Hawk and Apache helicopter fleets is now a potential $10.4 billion project, according to government auditors, a $1 billion increase from two years ago.

March 30, 2017 |

The Army is taking a comprehensive approach to addressing "a significant inventory gap" in aviation warrant officers in the active component that risks spreading to the reserve components, a service official informed lawmakers.

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. 

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