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Vertical Flight

November 11, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps is working with Spain and Italy on a component improvement program for the F-402 Pegasus propulsion system on the AV-8B Harrier, according to Naval Air Systems Command.

November 07, 2016 | Daily News

The Navy has agreed to continue contracting with Sikorsky Aircraft for presidential helicopter maintenance as part of a deal to rein in production costs on the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program.

November 04, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department has concluded that a planned family of systems to overhaul the Army's aviation fleet can proceed, according to a Pentagon spokesman.

October 25, 2016 | Daily News

The Army has clarified its requirements for the first Future Vertical Lift aircraft ahead of a key acquisition decision this week.

October 21, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit recently deployed to the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific regions achieved an average readiness rate of 70 percent with its V-22 Ospreys, a marked improvement over past units using the tiltrotor aircraft.

October 21, 2016 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' $29 billion project to modernize its heavy-lift helicopter fleet has completed a two-week evaluation of the CH-53K King Stallion -- a key event in the campaign to ready the aircraft development program for low-rate production by prime contractor Sikorsky in early 2017.

October 04, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department has begun contract negotiations with Boeing to buy 275 Apache AH-64E helicopters, an estimated $3.3 billion, five-year deal that marks the first such multiyear procurement of the Army's premier attack helicopter, according to a service official.

September 23, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army is working to tackle a potential requirement for optional manning of the aircraft in the Future Vertical Lift family of systems, as the Defense Department eyes a materiel development decision for the first platform next month.

September 23, 2016 | Inside the Army

The impending shift from the OH-58D Kiowa to the AH-64 Apache will augment the capabilities of the Army's "most rapidly deployable" Combat Aviation Brigade, according to its commander.

September 23, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Navy is preparing to analyze what work its fleet of MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters will require to keep the rotorcraft flying and operationally relevant into the 2030s, according to the head of the program.

September 09, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Navy's International Programs Office is working with NATO headquarters to facilitate potential sales of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to European allies, according to the officer in charge of the service's international programs.

September 07, 2016 | Daily News

Although there are no concrete plans to sell Army equipment through a Defense Department effort aimed at improving foreign military sales, the service might focus on selling "Big 5" items in the future, an Army official said at a Sept. 6 conference.

August 30, 2016 | Daily News

The saga continues over the Army's effort to modernize its aviation training fleet, following a ruling this month in AgustaWestland's lawsuit over procurement of 16 additional training helicopters.

August 26, 2016 | Daily News

The Marine Corps plans to improve the readiness of its MV-22 Ospreys by overhauling its fleet over the next several years until it achieves just a single configuration of the tiltrotor aircraft, according to the service.

August 23, 2016 | Daily News

The Army has selected two contractors to produce early versions of an updated engine for its AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

August 19, 2016 | Inside the Navy

Marine Corps operational testers are working through trials of the V-22 Osprey's new aircraft survivability equipment, with the service aiming to wrap up testing of the system by early calendar year 2017.

August 16, 2016 | Daily News

Marine Corps testers and the Office of Naval Research are teaming up to potentially air-launch a swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles out the back of a V-22 Osprey. 

August 05, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Army is considering including optional manning requirements for some of the capabilities envisioned under the Future Vertical Lift effort to eventually replace the military's rotorcraft systems.

August 02, 2016 | Daily News

ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER CARL VINSON -- The Navy has begun experimenting with how to integrate the V-22 Osprey into an aircraft carrier's cyclic operations, as the service moves toward using the tiltrotor plane as its new carrier onboard delivery aircraft. 

July 29, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army is finalizing two major projects pertaining to aviation, according to the chief of Aviation and Missile Command.