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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.

May 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force plans to release the final request for proposals for the UH-1N Huey recapitalization program July 17, and laid out its anticipated production schedule in slides from its most recent industry day.

May 11, 2017 | Daily News

While the Navy maintains the CH-53K program is on schedule, a key Pentagon office says the heavy-lift helicopter won't be ready to deploy until a full year after the service's planned timing.

May 08, 2017 | Daily News

Army aviators and their European counterparts are taking steps to improve interoperability in advance of a potential conflict in the region.

May 08, 2017 | Daily News

The Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator, intended to inform the Defense Department's Future Vertical Lift effort, is entering a critical phase.

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