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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.

August 01, 2017 | Daily News

The Army, which last month awarded a multiyear procurement contract for the Black Hawk helicopter, is laying the groundwork for a potential expansion of that award.

July 14, 2017 | Daily News

Rapid acquisition language included in the Senate Armed Services Committee's report on the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill released this week could put lawmakers and the Air Force at odds over the UH-1N Huey replacement effort.

July 13, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force on Thursday published its final request for proposals 188503 for the best-value competition to replace the 1960s-era Bell UH-1N Huey fleet.

July 06, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department has awarded Sikorsky a multiyear procurement contract worth up to $3.8 billion for Black Hawks for the U.S. Army and Saudi Arabia, according to a pair of recent announcements.

July 05, 2017 | Daily News

Congressional appropriators intend to provide a funding boost for procurement of several Army aviation platforms in fiscal year 2018, but have elected to hold others steady.

June 30, 2017 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is joining the latest push to field a replacement for the 1960s-era UH-1N Huey sooner in the committee's mark of the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill, citing top military officials' comments to illustrate the need for a sole-source contract.

June 28, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department has certified a new multiyear procurement for the UH-60M Black Hawk, and the Army expects to award the contract within the next week.

June 27, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon wants to consolidate all remaining MV-22 orders -- 67 tiltrotor Ospreys -- into a single, $5.7 billion contract that would run seven years and lower the program's tab by $648 million compared to annual purchases, a move that would provide significant stability to the Bell-Boeing and Rolls Royce team that builds the aircraft.

June 25, 2017 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill Sunday night that would boost weapons procurement by $18.6 billion above what is sought by the Trump administration and $24 billion more than what was enacted in FY-17.

June 19, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy is looking to replace its training helicopter fleet and anticipates releasing a request for proposals for the effort in late fiscal year 2019 or early FY-20, according to the service.

June 13, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 07, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is seeking industry input on the mission systems architecture demonstration component of a key aviation science and technology effort, according to a solicitation on Federal Business Opportunities.

June 02, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2018 budget request proposes trimming 11 aircraft -- or 17 percent -- from planned MV-22 Osprey aircraft purchases across the Navy and Marine Corps' five-year spending forecast, while also seeking authorization for a seven-year block buy of the Bell-Boeing-built weapon system.

June 02, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is asking for $354.5 million in its fiscal year 2018 research and development budget for the Combat Rescue Helicopter program, which passed the critical design review for its platform in May.

May 31, 2017 | Daily News

The president's budget request for fiscal year 2018 includes $4.6 billion for Army aircraft procurement, with multiyear buys of the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk dominating the spending.

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