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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.

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.