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February 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal would trim the procurement cost of a new training helicopter to $912 million down from $1.1 billion, a revised price tag that reflects the service's January contract award to Leonardo Helicopters.

February 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is investing $1.6 billion more than expected in its HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter acquisition program over the next four years to buy the Sikorsky-built aircraft on a faster schedule, according to the service’s latest budget documents.

February 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is once again asking Congress to cut funding for the Chinook Block II upgrade for the active component after lawmakers restored funding for the program in the fiscal year 2020 budget.

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy will not fix all of the technical issues plaguing the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter in time for the initial operational test and evaluation stage of the program.

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

Boeing will accelerate its CH-47 Block II flight testing after a second aircraft enters flight tests "as early as next week," according to a company official.

January 31, 2020 | Daily News

One year after the Combat Rescue Helicopter program received a searing review from the Pentagon’s chief weapons evaluator, more testing has exposed new technical constraints and performance issues in degraded visual and live-fire environments.

January 15, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office has noticed the Defense Department's increased emphasis on accelerating its notoriously slow acquisition system, but the watchdog agency is concerned weapon system reliability might be sacrificed at the expense of speed.

January 09, 2020 | Daily News

ARLINGTON, TX -- Bell Flight demonstrated its V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft’s autonomous flying capabilities on Jan. 8 during a demonstration here at the company’s flight research center.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Army has hired artificial intelligence company C3.ai to apply "predictive maintenance" to the service's Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, as the Defense Innovation Unit recently struck a production deal with the Silicon Valley firm to potentially scale the technology across the Defense Department’s aircraft fleets to reduce unscheduled maintenance.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Global Strike Command activated Detachment 7 on Wednesday to ensure a fast developmental and operational testing schedule for the service’s four new MH-139As -- the Huey replacement helicopters that will provide security and transportation for the service's intercontinental ballistic missile mission.

November 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force intends to begin soliciting proposals to upgrade its new personnel recovery aircraft next May and plans to award a contract in September 2021, according to a recent presentation to industry.

October 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is developing a "digital backbone" for its aircraft while modernizing the current fleet, according to the program executive officer for aviation.

October 15, 2019 | Daily News

Boeing is on track with its current CH-47 Block ll foreign military sales and is adding new countries to its portfolio, according to company executives.

October 14, 2019 | Daily News

Boeing is on track with its current CH-47 Block ll foreign military sales and is adding new countries to its portfolio, according to company executives.

October 02, 2019 | Daily News

Bell unveiled its proposal for the Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft, the 360 Invictus, yesterday at its headquarters in Arlington, VA.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

Once marred by technical deficiencies that led to a schedule adjustment, the Air Force's multibillion-dollar Combat Rescue Helicopter program is on track for a decision to approve low-rate initial production during a meeting at the end of the month.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

A Senate panel today marked up its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill in accordance with a bipartisan budget deal, appropriating $622 billion in base spending, $70.7 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations and $1.7 billion in emergency funding.

September 09, 2019 | Daily News

Replicating platforms accurately in simulations remains one of the biggest challenges for the Army, according to a service official.

August 16, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy has informed House appropriators of a recent cost increase for the Marine Corps' delayed new heavy-lift helicopter.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

If Congress does not approve a reprogramming request sent by the Army, the service's aviation training could suffer, according to an official.