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May 17, 2019 | Daily News

Sikorsky's Combat Rescue Helicopter -- the Air Force's replacement to its legacy Pave Hawk fleet -- achieved its first flight today at a company facility in West Palm Beach, FL.

May 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army’s Synthetic Training Environment cross-functional team is "very encouraged" by its progress after the first 18 months of operation, this year completing user assessments for its next-generation helicopter and ground vehicle trainers and fielding a new training software to several units.

May 15, 2019 | Daily News

Sikorsky at its West Palm Beach, FL, test site next week will host the first flight of a Black Hawk helicopter retrofitted with a new artificial intelligence "co-piloting" software, as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program.

May 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy anticipates delivery of its first CMV-22 Osprey in late calendar year 2019, according to the manager of the V-22 joint program office.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Army has chosen five vendors to build prototypes for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft competition, the service announced today.

April 19, 2019 | Daily News

NASHVILLE, TN -- The executive director of Army Aviation and Missile Command says "the current level of fragility" within the aviation supply chain is "unacceptable" and his No. 1 concern for sustaining the force.

April 18, 2019 | Daily News

NASHVILLE, TN -- Army National Guard units will be among the first to receive the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, named the No. 2 priority of the Future Vertical Lift effort, according to the service's vice chief of staff.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

MD Helicopters, denied by the Government Accountability Office, is taking the Army to federal court over the service's rejection of the company's proposal for the Future Attack Reconaissance Aircraft competitive prototype.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Army needs to move away from ground control stations and put more autonomy in aircraft to fight in megacities, according to the service's project manager for unmanned aircraft systems.

April 16, 2019 | Daily News

NASHVILLE, TN -- Boeing is trying to convince lawmakers to preserve the Chinook Block II upgrade as the Army prepares to make a final decision on the program’s fate in two to three years, according to the service's vice chief of staff.

April 16, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy earlier this month issued a request for information to identify contractors capable of providing ground-based training for the service's new training helicopter, dubbed TH-XX, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

April 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Army has released a request for information for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, a multiservice effort to replace the Black Hawk helicopter as soon as 2030.

April 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Army plans to replace all UH-60 Black Hawk A models in the National Guard by fiscal year 2022 and in the active force by 2024, according to a service official.

April 02, 2019 | Daily News

Army Secretary Mark Esper is telling the defense industrial base to get on board with the service's modernization goals amid concerns over the service's drastic reallocation of funds from legacy upgrades and other programs to the defined six priorities in its fiscal year 2020 budget.

March 27, 2019 | Daily News

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army's Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team is nearly ready for the competitive phase of its Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft program after establishing the base requirements for a future rotorcraft through the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's fiscal year 2020 budget request pegs the service's upcoming training helicopter program with a total procurement cost of at least $1.1 billion for 109 aircraft, according to budget documents.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Army nearly quadruples funding for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft in its fiscal year 2020 request over its FY-19 projection as the service plans to rapidly pull forward development of the light-attack reconnaissance helicopter.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

In a show of strict commitment to the Army's six modernization priorities, the service is ending the next-generation Block II upgrade program for the Chinook cargo helicopter after fiscal year 2020, according to the service's under secretary.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's $182.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request would advance key service priorities through new research and development projects, including funding for contract awards supporting the Next Generation Combat Vehicle program and completion of the initial design phase for a major helicopter replacement program.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's $182.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request would advance key service priorities through new research and development projects, including funding for contract awards supporting the Next Generation Combat Vehicle program and completion of the initial design phase for a major helicopter replacement program.

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