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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.

May 04, 2016 | Daily News

Future rotary platforms are essential if the joint force is to tackle potential conflicts in the "expansive maritime environment" of the Pacific theater, according to the deputy commanding general for U.S. Pacific Command.

April 29, 2016 | Daily News

ATLANTA -- The Army’s plan to overhaul its aviation platforms is nearing a critical point, according to a program official.

April 25, 2016 | Daily News

The House Armed Services committee seeks to use Overseas Contingency Operations funding to support a number of plus-ups to Air Force procurement efforts -- including an unrequested $80 million boost to speed up the UH-1N Huey replacement program and support the sole-source acquisition of Army UH-60M Black Hawks.

April 25, 2016 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is poised to restore more than $1 billion in funding to Army aviation, closely following the service's unfunded requirements list.

April 19, 2016 | Daily News

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee is interested in accelerating the Future Vertical Lift program, designed to provide a radical upgrade to the Army's aviation platforms.

April 19, 2016 | Daily News

House authorizers are blocking the Navy from instituting its new 2-2-7 cruiser modernization plan and are pushing the service to revert to the 2-4-6 cruiser strategy that was agreed to last year.

April 15, 2016 | Inside the Navy

RIDLEY PARK, PA -- The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office has submitted its proposal for a third multiyear contract for the V-22 Osprey, as the companies and the U.S. government continue to hunt for international buyers to offset a pending decline in domestic purchases of the tiltrotor aircraft.

April 15, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Defense Department has asked Congress for the authority to execute multiyear contracts for the procurement of Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, claiming such long-term deals would yield cost savings.

April 01, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Navy awarded the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office a $151 million deal last week to begin developing modifications to the V-22 Osprey so it can perform aircraft carrier deliveries for the service.

March 25, 2016 | Inside the Army

A joint program meant to reinvent military lift platforms while satisfying individual service requirements has begun to attract interest from foreign governments and could address civil aviation needs as well, according to Army Training and Doctrine Command's capability manager for Future Vertical Lift.

March 24, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department reported a net increase of $4.5 billion over the last year in total program cost for its entire portfolio of major weapon system programs -- a collection of 79 big-ticket projects that accounted for $73 billion in the fiscal year 2016 budget -- with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the Pentagon's single biggest acquisition, notching the largest reduction in estimated acquisition cost.

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