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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. 

August 05, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Army is considering including optional manning requirements for some of the capabilities envisioned under the Future Vertical Lift effort to eventually replace the military's rotorcraft systems.

August 02, 2016 | Daily News

ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER CARL VINSON -- The Navy has begun experimenting with how to integrate the V-22 Osprey into an aircraft carrier's cyclic operations, as the service moves toward using the tiltrotor plane as its new carrier onboard delivery aircraft. 

July 29, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army is finalizing two major projects pertaining to aviation, according to the chief of Aviation and Missile Command.

July 29, 2016 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is pushing for the helicopter replacements being pursued under the Future Vertical Lift program to include "optionally manned" aircraft that can be flown by humans or operated remotely, depending on the mission.

July 08, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The refurbishment of the Marine Corps' entire fleet of 146 CH-53E "Super Stallion" heavy-lift helicopters is expected to be complete in 2019, the head of Marine aviation told lawmakers last week.

July 06, 2016 | Daily News

The Army has undertaken a "comprehensive assessment" of service aviation, and a final report is forthcoming, according to the deputy chief of Training and Doctrine Command.

July 06, 2016 | Daily News

The instances of minor but still costly mishaps occurring across Navy and Marine Corps aircraft squadrons are increasing, according to service officials.

June 24, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army has asked the Office of the Secretary of Defense for permission to proceed with its signature overhaul of aviation platforms, according to the program manager for the Improved Turbine Engine Program and Future Vertical Lift.

June 20, 2016 | Daily News

The Army is seeking industry input on potential integration of advanced engine technology into its AH-64 Apache helicopters, according to a June 20 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

June 09, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force anticipates achieving a milestone C decision for its Combat Rescue Helicopter recapitalization around June 2019, moving the program at least eight months ahead of schedule, the Air Force's CRH program manager told Inside the Air Force this week.