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May 02, 2017 | Daily News

PHILADELPHIA, PA. -- Boeing officials plan to seek clarity from the Air Force about changes included in the latest draft request for proposals in the competition to replace the UH-1N Huey fleet, saying they’re unsure why the service is pushing certain requirements and seem to be pursuing a development program rather than an off-the-shelf procurement.

May 01, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps reset of its CH-53E heavy-lift helicopter effort will take longer than anticipated, but cost projections are holding and the initial aircraft returned to the fleet are performing better than expected, according to service officials.

April 28, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force will judge helicopters pitched to replace the UH-1N Huey on four criteria that were added into the classified second draft request for proposals earlier this month, a service spokeswoman told Inside the Air Force this week.

April 28, 2017 | Daily News

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Army is working to address dozens of recommendations generated by a broad-based review of its aviation portfolio, the aviation branch chief said April 27.

April 28, 2017 | Daily News

NASHVILLE, TN -- While the initial effort on Future Vertical Lift is focused on a medium-lift platform, the Army’s top priority remains an armed reconnaissance aircraft, according to the service's aviation branch chief.

April 27, 2017 | Daily News

NASHVILLE, TN -- Ongoing funding instability is hurting critical modernization efforts for Army aviation, a service official said at an annual gathering here hosted by the Army Aviation Association of America.

April 27, 2017 | Daily News

NASHVILLE, TN -- The future success of Army aviation will depend on innovation not only in platforms, but in the service’s approach to warfare, according to a senior leader.

April 26, 2017 | Daily News

This week's gathering of the Army aviation community is expected to include insights from senior service leaders and previews of potential future platforms from industry.

April 20, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force's second draft request for proposals to replace the UH-1N Huey released April 19 formalizes a new acquisition strategy that lets companies install extra items onto their helicopters before production, as the service announced it would do in February.

April 18, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy's V-22 program office is attempting to secure funds in fiscal year 2018 for overhaul of nearly half the Marine Corps' Osprey tiltrotor aircraft into a common configuration, according to the program manager.

April 11, 2017 | Daily News

U.S. Strategic Command chief Gen. John Hyten has rescinded a request for forces, more than a year after it was submitted to the Joint Staff, to add more security personnel at intercontinental ballistic missile sites while the Air Force replaces the UH-1N Huey.

April 10, 2017 | Daily News

Radar warning receiver technology that was questioned in a recent Government Accountability Office report is expected to be mature enough to integrate into Sikorsky's HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter in 2018, the Air Force said last week.

April 03, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is disputing recent assertions that the CH-53K chopper is more expensive than an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, as the heavy-lift helicopter program awaits an initial production decision from Pentagon leadership.

March 30, 2017 | Daily News

The Army's long-term project to replace the engines of its Black Hawk and Apache helicopter fleets is now a potential $10.4 billion project, according to government auditors, a $1 billion increase from two years ago.

March 30, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is taking a comprehensive approach to addressing "a significant inventory gap" in aviation warrant officers in the active component that risks spreading to the reserve components, a service official informed lawmakers.

March 17, 2017 | Inside the Army

A fiscal year 2017 budget amendment released March 16 by the White House would provide a $1.65 billion boost to the Army's aircraft procurement account, but the measure faces an uncertain future in Congress.

March 14, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department on Monday announced that three CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, due to arrive at Yokota Air Base in Japan this year, will now permanently deploy in fiscal year 2020.

March 10, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program's cost has increased by 22 percent over the baseline estimate and the price is higher than the Air Force F-35 variant, according to House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee Ranking Member Niki Tsongas (D-MA).

March 10, 2017 | Daily News

Cost growth for the Marine Corps CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program has increased by 22 percent over the baseline estimate and the price is higher than the Air Force F-35 variant, according to House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee Ranking Member Niki Tsongas (D-MA).

March 07, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon is concerned with 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 Defense Department office charged with monitoring the defense industrial base.

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