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December 02, 2016 | Daily News

The Air Force released a draft request for proposals for its UH-1N Huey replacement program on Friday, announcing its intent to procure up to 84 helicopters through an open competition.

November 23, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Navy is planning to stretch out the next multiyear procurement contract for V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to seven years, according to a recent industry notice.

November 22, 2016 | Daily News

The decision by House and Senate leaders to delay action on a full-year fiscal year 2017 spending bill until the spring could restrain Pentagon plans to increase funding across a wide range of modernization programs, including the entire strategic weapon system recapitalization portfolio and marquee projects critical to each military service.

November 11, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps is working with Spain and Italy on a component improvement program for the F-402 Pegasus propulsion system on the AV-8B Harrier, according to Naval Air Systems Command.

November 07, 2016 | Daily News

The Navy has agreed to continue contracting with Sikorsky Aircraft for presidential helicopter maintenance as part of a deal to rein in production costs on the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program.

November 04, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department has concluded that a planned family of systems to overhaul the Army's aviation fleet can proceed, according to a Pentagon spokesman.

October 25, 2016 | Daily News

The Army has clarified its requirements for the first Future Vertical Lift aircraft ahead of a key acquisition decision this week.

October 21, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit recently deployed to the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific regions achieved an average readiness rate of 70 percent with its V-22 Ospreys, a marked improvement over past units using the tiltrotor aircraft.

October 21, 2016 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' $29 billion project to modernize its heavy-lift helicopter fleet has completed a two-week evaluation of the CH-53K King Stallion -- a key event in the campaign to ready the aircraft development program for low-rate production by prime contractor Sikorsky in early 2017.

October 04, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department has begun contract negotiations with Boeing to buy 275 Apache AH-64E helicopters, an estimated $3.3 billion, five-year deal that marks the first such multiyear procurement of the Army's premier attack helicopter, according to a service official.

September 23, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army is working to tackle a potential requirement for optional manning of the aircraft in the Future Vertical Lift family of systems, as the Defense Department eyes a materiel development decision for the first platform next month.

September 23, 2016 | Inside the Army

The impending shift from the OH-58D Kiowa to the AH-64 Apache will augment the capabilities of the Army's "most rapidly deployable" Combat Aviation Brigade, according to its commander.

September 23, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Navy is preparing to analyze what work its fleet of MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters will require to keep the rotorcraft flying and operationally relevant into the 2030s, according to the head of the program.

September 09, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Navy's International Programs Office is working with NATO headquarters to facilitate potential sales of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to European allies, according to the officer in charge of the service's international programs.

September 07, 2016 | Daily News

Although there are no concrete plans to sell Army equipment through a Defense Department effort aimed at improving foreign military sales, the service might focus on selling "Big 5" items in the future, an Army official said at a Sept. 6 conference.

August 30, 2016 | Daily News

The saga continues over the Army's effort to modernize its aviation training fleet, following a ruling this month in AgustaWestland's lawsuit over procurement of 16 additional training helicopters.

August 26, 2016 | Daily News

The Marine Corps plans to improve the readiness of its MV-22 Ospreys by overhauling its fleet over the next several years until it achieves just a single configuration of the tiltrotor aircraft, according to the service.

August 23, 2016 | Daily News

The Army has selected two contractors to produce early versions of an updated engine for its AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

August 19, 2016 | Inside the Navy

Marine Corps operational testers are working through trials of the V-22 Osprey's new aircraft survivability equipment, with the service aiming to wrap up testing of the system by early calendar year 2017.

August 16, 2016 | Daily News

Marine Corps testers and the Office of Naval Research are teaming up to potentially air-launch a swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles out the back of a V-22 Osprey. 

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