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January 09, 2020 | Daily News

ARLINGTON, TX -- Bell Flight demonstrated its V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft’s autonomous flying capabilities on Jan. 8 during a demonstration here at the company’s flight research center.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Army has hired artificial intelligence company C3.ai to apply "predictive maintenance" to the service's Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, as the Defense Innovation Unit recently struck a production deal with the Silicon Valley firm to potentially scale the technology across the Defense Department’s aircraft fleets to reduce unscheduled maintenance.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Global Strike Command activated Detachment 7 on Wednesday to ensure a fast developmental and operational testing schedule for the service’s four new MH-139As -- the Huey replacement helicopters that will provide security and transportation for the service's intercontinental ballistic missile mission.

November 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force intends to begin soliciting proposals to upgrade its new personnel recovery aircraft next May and plans to award a contract in September 2021, according to a recent presentation to industry.

October 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is developing a "digital backbone" for its aircraft while modernizing the current fleet, according to the program executive officer for aviation.

October 15, 2019 | Daily News

Boeing is on track with its current CH-47 Block ll foreign military sales and is adding new countries to its portfolio, according to company executives.

October 14, 2019 | Daily News

Boeing is on track with its current CH-47 Block ll foreign military sales and is adding new countries to its portfolio, according to company executives.

October 02, 2019 | Daily News

Bell unveiled its proposal for the Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft, the 360 Invictus, yesterday at its headquarters in Arlington, VA.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

Once marred by technical deficiencies that led to a schedule adjustment, the Air Force's multibillion-dollar Combat Rescue Helicopter program is on track for a decision to approve low-rate initial production during a meeting at the end of the month.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

A Senate panel today marked up its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill in accordance with a bipartisan budget deal, appropriating $622 billion in base spending, $70.7 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations and $1.7 billion in emergency funding.

September 09, 2019 | Daily News

Replicating platforms accurately in simulations remains one of the biggest challenges for the Army, according to a service official.

August 16, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy has informed House appropriators of a recent cost increase for the Marine Corps' delayed new heavy-lift helicopter.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

If Congress does not approve a reprogramming request sent by the Army, the service's aviation training could suffer, according to an official.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

Congressional defense committees recently approved the second half of a reprogramming request for the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter program.

July 24, 2019 | Daily News

With the Navy's final order for multimission MH-60R helicopters recently placed, Lockheed Martin now expects orders from foreign customers for the anti-surface and submarine-hunting aircraft to keep the production line going for at least another two years, according to a company official.

July 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Army Requirements Oversight Council this month approved a draft, "abbreviated" capabilities development document for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, advancing the service's No. 2 priority of the Future Vertical Lift effort.

July 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy intends to award a contract in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 for the ground-based training system (GBTS) associated with its new training helicopter, the TH-XX, according to industry day slides.

July 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army Aviation Center of Excellence will soon begin integrating virtual reality to help train its pilots.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is working to get its delayed heavy-lift helicopter back on schedule after reformatting the program to address a host of technical deficiencies.

June 21, 2019 | Daily News

Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy told reporters this week the service is in "very firm talks" with the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates to purchase additional Boeing-made CH-47F Block II aircraft.

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