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January 13, 2016 | Daily News

The Army is investigating a quality-control problem at the Apache production line that sources say goes back seven years, as the service hopes to sign a new contract with manufacturer Boeing this summer.

January 13, 2016 | Daily News

The Army is investigating a quality-control problem at the Apache production line that sources say goes back eight years, as the service hopes to sign a new contract with manufacturer Boeing this summer.

January 08, 2016 | Inside the Army

Lockheed Martin has won a $130.6 million contract to install color displays in the cockpits of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters used by the U.S. Army and the Qatari Air Force, according to a company announcement.

January 08, 2016 | Inside the Army

Northrop Grumman and the Army are moving forward on producing the Common Infrared Countermeasure system after bidder BAE Systems dropped a contract protest in November, and officials said it may be possible for the losing company to get back into the program in the future.

December 18, 2015 | Inside the Army

Lockheed Martin last week won an initial $107.8 million foreign military sales contract to make Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensors for AH-64E Apache helicopters used by the Indian army.

December 07, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has reported a new schedule breach in its effort to develop the CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter, a six-month setback that will hold up consideration of whether to transition the Sikorsky-led, $29 billion program from development to production from next summer until early 2017.

November 20, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army is planning to draw up a new contract with Airbus to buy 16 LUH-72A Lakota helicopters remaining in the service's fiscal year 2016 budget plans, a move that may rekindle discussions about whether the service is allowed to sole-source the choppers, leaving competitor AgustaWestland in the dust.

November 13, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army has awarded Airbus a $65.8 million contract to build 12 LUH-72A Lakota helicopters, the company announced last week.

November 13, 2015 | Inside the Army

Pennsylvania lawmakers are hoping a new state resolution can help them hold on to Army National Guard attack helicopters and soldiers within the commonwealth until the National Commission on the Future of the Army issues a recommendation in February.

November 12, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The Afghan Air Force is investigating a replacement for its Mi-17 helicopters, but until a long-term solution is found, the U.S. military is turning toward former Soviet Bloc nations to keep them flying.

November 11, 2015 | Daily News

The two-year budget deal enacted last week will require the Pentagon to execute a spending plan in fiscal year 2017 that is $14.9 billion short of the amount originally sought, a decrement that will curtail desired investments to develop new “third-offset” capabilities, but not likely to disrupt acquisition plans for the portfolio of legacy big ticket weapons programs.

October 27, 2015 | Daily News

The proposed two-year budget would raise the statutory caps on the Pentagon's base budget by $38.2 billion in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, handing the Defense Department a short-term victory for plans to propel modernization spending toward pre-sequester levels, boosting prospects for numerous big-ticket weapons programs in fiscal year 2016.

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.

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