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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.

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.

August 12, 2015 | Daily News

Seeking to improve fleet readiness, the Marine Corps is conducting aviation reviews of different platforms, according to a senior service official.

August 11, 2015 | Daily News

The Air Force later this month plans to brief industry on preliminary plans to modernize the service's nuclear fleet support helicopter, hosting a two-day round of meetings on the way forward for the UH-1N Replacement Program, a $1 billion project the service hopes to launch in fiscal year 2016.

August 07, 2015 | Inside the Army

While it looks like the Army Guard will follow through with a contentious swap of Apache helicopters to the active service, the states' adjutants general continue to oppose the move.

August 07, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps "incorrectly relied" on the say-so of senior officers in 2008 to justify increasing the  CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program by 44 aircraft -- a 28 percent hike that propelled the estimated acquisition price tag by an additional $22 billion -- a move not supported by required analysis and executed without necessary authority from requirements officials.

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