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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.

August 28, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Pentagon has approved a possible foreign military sale to upgrade and refurbish AH-64 Apache attack helicopters for the United Kingdom for $3 billion, according to an announcement last week.

August 28, 2015 | Daily News

The Defense Department has sent Congress a list of new-start acquisition programs and weapon system production increases that would be adversely affected should Capitol Hill remain snarled in budgetary gridlock and pass only a stopgap spending measure for fiscal year 2016, according to documents obtained by InsideDefense.com.

August 21, 2015 | Inside the Navy

Concerned by the threat posed by unguided, anti-aircraft weapons, the Navy is launching a research effort later this year to develop active-protection systems for tilt-rotor and rotary-wing aircraft.

August 21, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Navy anticipates spending an average of $1.5 million per aircraft in resetting all 149 CH-53E heavy-lift helicopters in the Marine Corps inventory over the course of three years, according to a program official.

August 21, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Navy official in charge of the MH-60 Seahawk helicopter program says he is interested in finding ways to better connect his aircraft with the unmanned Fire Scout platform.

August 21, 2015 | Daily News

Amid renewed aggression from North Korea, the United States is rethinking how it can use existing assets and new innovations to project power in the Asia Pacific.

August 14, 2015 | Daily News

The Navy will put the tiltrotor V-22 Osprey aircraft through its first full-scale trial as the primary logistics connector for carrier strike groups during an exercise later this year, according to the head of naval aviation.

August 12, 2015 | Daily News

The Navy will put the tiltrotor V-22 Osprey aircraft through its first full-scale trial as the primary logistics connector for carrier strike groups during an exercise this winter on the West Coast, according to the head of naval aviation.

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