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Vertical Flight

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.

April 17, 2020 | Daily News

A government watchdog in a new report is cautioning the Navy about possible risks to the new presidential helicopter program's acquisition timeline.

March 25, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has chosen Sikorsky and Bell Flight to build prototypes for the competitive flight test phase of the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft, the service announced today.

March 13, 2020 | Daily News

Though the Navy lowered its fiscal year 2021 request for the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter because of concerns over numerous deficiencies, the service is now ready to speed up production.

March 10, 2020 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force is striving to complete developmental testing for its new search-and-rescue helicopter, the HH-60W Jolly Green, by its original deadline of October -- even though the service won't be able to fully test all the aircraft's systems by then.

February 26, 2020 | Daily News

The Army's Program Executive Office for Aviation is looking for capabilities to support multidomain operations for future force modernization, including the future vertical lift modernization priority.

February 26, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force has established an "innovative capabilities opening" to assess the transformative vertical flight market with the goal of accelerating certification and evaluating the potential for early adoption and fielding.

February 20, 2020 | Daily News

West Palm Beach, FL -- Boeing and Sikorsky today flew their proposal for the Army's Future Long Range Assault Aircraft program, the SB-1 Defiant, for the first time publicly.

February 19, 2020 | Daily News

The president's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal gives the first peek into the Air Force's acquisition plans for new utility helicopters that will patrol the military's intercontinental ballistic missile silos -- showing an anticipated expenditure of $1.9 billion on 54 MH-139 Grey Wolf aircraft across the future years defense program.

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