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October 27, 2017 | Daily News

Sikorsky passed a critical design review for its Combat Rescue Helicopter's training systems last month, allowing the program to progress to assembly, test and evaluation, the company announced this week.

October 25, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is employing "an open approach" to establishing and refining requirements for the first aircraft in the Future Vertical Lift family of systems, according to the program's Training and Doctrine Command capability manager.

October 24, 2017 | Daily News

The commander of the first combat aviation brigade to deploy to Europe as part of a heel-to-toe rotation of forces says the readiness gained there means the CAB "should be one of the first . . . the Army calls if they need one."

October 16, 2017 | Daily News

The Army's aviation branch is crafting new doctrine and revising its training emphasis to better operate in a complex environment against a near-peer adversary, according to the commander of the Aviation Center of Excellence.

October 12, 2017 | Daily News

Army service members will train the first Afghan Air Force pilots to fly their new Black Hawk helicopters, but the training will eventually be supported by contractors as well, according to the head of Army security assistance.

October 03, 2017 | Daily News

Sikorsky is preparing to look at when and how to upgrade its HH-60W after it is fielded as the Air Force's Combat Rescue Helicopter, in a study of potential Block 1 capabilities that could last up to a year.

September 22, 2017 | Daily News

Sierra Nevada Corp. is offering the UH-60L Force Hawk, a modernized Black Hawk variant, in the Air Force's competition to replace its aging Bell UH-1N helicopters.

September 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department needs to learn from past failures and put mitigation strategies in place as it prepares to ramp up the development of the fledgling Afghan Air Force, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

September 20, 2017 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin anticipates later this month the Navy will award it a contract to begin producing engineering development models of electronic warfare pods for the service's fleet of MH-60 Seahawk helicopters, according to a company executive.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

The Army has to find the appropriate balance between commonality and additional capability in its aviation fleet, according to service officials.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

Army aviation will play a vital role in enabling maneuver forces in the future operating environment, according to service leaders.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

Science and technology efforts are a critical part of the Army's efforts to keep pace with and stay ahead of evolving threats, service and industry officials said at a Sept. 7 conference hosted by the Association of the United States Army.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

The Army has to find the appropriate balance between commonality and additional capability in its aviation fleet, according to service officials.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Army has to shift its approach to modernization in order to best prepare for the future fight, according to the service's aviation branch chief.

August 18, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is executing a multiyear procurement contract for UH-60M utility helicopters with Sikorsky that obligates the government to buy 51 fewer helicopters, or 20 percent less, between fiscal years 2017 and 2021 than the service originally proposed to Congress when seeking authorization for a five-year deal, offsetting the cuts in part with foreign military sales.

August 17, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department has tapped Science and Engineering Services to perform maintenance and training services for the Afghan Air Force's future fleet of UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters, according to a recent award notice.

August 14, 2017 | Daily News

The Trump administration is echoing concerns raised by the Obama administration about the ability of the aerospace sector to sustain the unique design and manufacturing skills needed to ensure future U.S. military combat aircraft can be both designed and produced, according to a report by the Pentagon office charged with monitoring the defense industrial base.

August 09, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is looking to increase collaboration with industry ahead of an anticipated capstone demonstration for open architecture, according to a notice on Federal Business Opportunities.

August 09, 2017 | Daily News

The Army on July 27 awarded an engineering and manufacturing development contract to Boeing for upgrades to the CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter.

August 02, 2017 | Daily News

The Future Vertical Lift program is "in a good position" to leverage industry's technological development in support of broad modernization of the joint force aviation fleet, according to a Defense Department official.

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