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October 21, 2015 | Daily News

The chairman of the National Commission on the Future of the Army has responded to congressional critics by way of a sharply worded letter, arguing that accusations of the panel missing its mark are unfounded.

October 12, 2015 | Daily News

The Army may be unable to sign a long-planned multiyear, multibillion-dollar contract with Boeing for AH-64E Apache helicopters should a yearlong continuing resolution occur, according to the official heading program.

October 09, 2015 | Daily News

The Navy is in the midst of flying the V-22 Osprey from the aircraft carrier Eisenhower (CVN-69) to "expand the envelope" of how the tiltrotor aircraft can take off and land on a carrier.

October 09, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army National Guard this week will being transferring 24 AH-64D Apache helicopters from four separate Guard units to the active Army, a move that is to be completed by the end of this month.

October 09, 2015 | Inside the Navy

Naval Air Systems Command is in the planning stages of pursuing a third multiyear contract to purchase another batch of Bell-Boeing's V-22 tiltrotor Ospreys between fiscal years 2018 and 2022.

October 09, 2015 | Daily News

Congress has granted the Defense Department a modicum of budget relief, granting permission to shift $3.9 billion between accounts as part of a reallocation of previously appropriated funds, injecting more than $350 million in additional spending into weapons modernization accounts and giving the Pentagon a green light to launch three new-start projects.

October 07, 2015 | Daily News

The new Navy and Marine Corps chiefs have met "several times" and tentatively identified three priorities for the naval forces, according to a senior Marine Corps official.

October 02, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps is investigating what kind of weapons could be equipped to its growing fleet of MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, with the capability likely to be introduced during the aircraft's mid-life upgrade, according to a service official.

October 02, 2015 | Inside the Army

The House last week passed a defense bill that would add $128 million to the Army's request for UH-60 Black Hawk buys and calls for a report on ways the National Guard could accelerate replacement of its older helicopters.

September 18, 2015 | Inside the Army

The National Commission on the Future of the Army next month will begin a classified exercise to run numbers from both the active service's Aviation Restructure Initiative and the National Guard's alternate aviation proposal in the hopes of finding a "blended capability" option.

September 18, 2015 | Inside the Army

The outgoing Army secretary last week argued the National Guard will not be pushed out of the combat aviation game when AH-64 Apache attack helicopters are transferred out of the reserve forces and into the active service, despite concerns to the contrary.

September 18, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army has awarded Boeing an additional $131.2 million to build CH-47F Chinook helicopters in a foreign military sale to Turkey, according to a Defense Department announcement last week.

September 17, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

Sikorksy has selected Rockwell Collins as its avionics supplier for the next generation combat rescue helicopters, the companies announced Sept. 14 at the Air Force Association's annual conference in National Harbor, MD.

September 11, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army has crafted a plan for how it would spend an additional $20 million added to its budget for technologies to help helicopter pilots navigate through thick smoke and dust, according to a recent report to Congress.

September 11, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army is on schedule to receive the first batch of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard come Oct. 1, though both sides remain in a "hover position" over what comes next, according to the outgoing service secretary.

September 11, 2015 | Inside the Army

BAE systems last week filed a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office after losing out on the Army's Common Infrared Countermeasure program contract, according to a company statement.

September 11, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps is planning a range of upgrades for its MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, although some lines of efforts have been pushed back since the service first revealed its plans last fall.

September 11, 2015 | Daily News

Army funding on future aviation science and technology is "inadequate to meet challenges" service pilots will face beginning in 2025, according to a study commissioned by the Army secretary that is slated to be briefed this fall to service leaders.

September 10, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is aiming for production of its UH-1N replacements as early as 2017, but a continuing resolution in Congress could put a snag in the service's plans.

September 08, 2015 | Daily News

The Air Force is aiming for production of a new helicopter to replace the UH-1N Huey to begin as early as 2017, but a continuing resolution in Congress could put a snag in the service's near-term planning.

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