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July 29, 2016 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is pushing for the helicopter replacements being pursued under the Future Vertical Lift program to include "optionally manned" aircraft that can be flown by humans or operated remotely, depending on the mission.

July 08, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The refurbishment of the Marine Corps' entire fleet of 146 CH-53E "Super Stallion" heavy-lift helicopters is expected to be complete in 2019, the head of Marine aviation told lawmakers last week.

July 06, 2016 | Daily News

The Army has undertaken a "comprehensive assessment" of service aviation, and a final report is forthcoming, according to the deputy chief of Training and Doctrine Command.

July 06, 2016 | Daily News

The instances of minor but still costly mishaps occurring across Navy and Marine Corps aircraft squadrons are increasing, according to service officials.

June 24, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army has asked the Office of the Secretary of Defense for permission to proceed with its signature overhaul of aviation platforms, according to the program manager for the Improved Turbine Engine Program and Future Vertical Lift.

June 20, 2016 | Daily News

The Army is seeking industry input on potential integration of advanced engine technology into its AH-64 Apache helicopters, according to a June 20 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

June 09, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force anticipates achieving a milestone C decision for its Combat Rescue Helicopter recapitalization around June 2019, moving the program at least eight months ahead of schedule, the Air Force's CRH program manager told Inside the Air Force this week.

June 09, 2016 | Daily News

While Congress debates the acquisition strategy for the UH-1N Huey helicopter replacement, the Joint Staff is evaluating a request from U.S. Strategic Command for more forces to help maintain security at intercontinental ballistic missile sites.

June 02, 2016 | Daily News

The Army is preparing to evaluate the first capability set in its Future Vertical Lift program, a complete overhaul of the service’s aviation platforms, with input from senior leaders.

June 02, 2016 | Daily News

The Army is preparing to evaluate the first capability set in its Future Vertical Lift program, a complete overhaul of the service’s aviation platforms, with input from senior leaders.

June 01, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department seeks authority from Congress to transfer $117 million in funds from the overseas contingency operations account to support Jordanian helicopter procurement, according to a recent reprogramming request.

May 31, 2016 | Daily News

The Army is seeking information from industry on the availability of technology to replace the engines in its Black Hawk helicopters, according to a May 31 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

May 18, 2016 | Daily News

The House has granted the Air Force more leeway to field a replacement for its aging fleet of Huey helicopters, following adoption of an amendment to its defense authorization bill that would satisfy open competition advocates.

May 16, 2016 | Daily News

The German government has sent the United States a request for pricing on 41 CH-53K "King Stallion" heavy-lift helicopters, according to a program official. 

May 11, 2016 | Daily News

The Air Force has decided to pursue an open competition for the UH-1N Huey helicopter recapitalization rather than a sole-source alternative that could have shortened the procurement time line by two years, the service announced Wednesday.

May 11, 2016 | Daily News

The Air Force has decided to pursue an open competition for the UH-1N Huey helicopter recapitalization, according to a Montana senator.

May 06, 2016 | Inside the Army

A new rotational aviation brigade will put U.S. Army Europe "in the ballpark" of satisfying its aviation needs, but given a dynamic security situation on the continent, even more could be needed, according to a service aviation adviser.

May 06, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army has extended the response deadline for a research effort aimed at increasing the protection of helicopter pilots and their crews, according to a notice published online.

May 06, 2016 | Inside the Army

Efforts to modernize the Army's fleet of helicopters have come at a price, increasing the weight and limiting the maneuverability of the airframes, according to the head of the Army Aviation Center of Excellence.

May 06, 2016 | Daily News

A sole-source procurement of Army UH-60M-model Black Hawks could accelerate the recapitalization of the UH-1N Huey helicopter by two to three years, according to the deputy head of U.S. Strategic Command.

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