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July 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Army Requirements Oversight Council this month approved a draft, "abbreviated" capabilities development document for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, advancing the service's No. 2 priority of the Future Vertical Lift effort.

July 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy intends to award a contract in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 for the ground-based training system (GBTS) associated with its new training helicopter, the TH-XX, according to industry day slides.

July 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army Aviation Center of Excellence will soon begin integrating virtual reality to help train its pilots.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is working to get its delayed heavy-lift helicopter back on schedule after reformatting the program to address a host of technical deficiencies.

June 21, 2019 | Daily News

Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy told reporters this week the service is in "very firm talks" with the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates to purchase additional Boeing-made CH-47F Block II aircraft.

June 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is considering multiple courses of action to accelerate the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft through the use of acquisition reform authorities, according to an Army spokeswoman.

June 17, 2019 | Daily News

BOGUE, NC -- The Marine Corps recently took a crucial step aimed at readying the service to execute larger air assaults in potential future military operations.

June 17, 2019 | Daily News

BOGUE, NC -- The Marine Corps recently took a crucial step aimed at readying the service to execute larger air assaults in potential future military operations.

June 12, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Reform national security subcommittee are expressing concern about the number of U.S.-trained Afghan soldiers who go absent without official leave, as described in recent reports by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is looking to restore $28 million in funding for the advanced procurement of the Chinook block II in its chairman's mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee is seeking to restrict funding for the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter program until the Navy briefs the full committee.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is scheduled to begin operational testing next month on a new infrared system that would protect aircraft from incoming missiles.

May 22, 2019 | Daily News

House authorizers are considering the option to cut the Chinook Block II upgrade program gradually, instead of canceling it after fiscal year 2020 as the Army has proposed, according to a key lawmaker on the House Armed Services Committee.

May 21, 2019 | Daily News

Army Secretary Mark Esper said this week that despite an early potential setback to the Army's fiscal year 2020 budget plans, he feels assured Congress and the service are aligned on funding shifts.

May 20, 2019 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee is recommending the Navy procure four additional V-22 Ospreys in fiscal year 2020.

May 17, 2019 | Daily News

House appropriators in a show of support for the Boeing-made Chinook helicopter are directing the Army to follow through on its original plan to upgrade the CH-47, which service leaders had proposed cancelling.

May 17, 2019 | Daily News

Sikorsky's Combat Rescue Helicopter -- the Air Force's replacement to its legacy Pave Hawk fleet -- achieved its first flight today at a company facility in West Palm Beach, FL.

May 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army’s Synthetic Training Environment cross-functional team is "very encouraged" by its progress after the first 18 months of operation, this year completing user assessments for its next-generation helicopter and ground vehicle trainers and fielding a new training software to several units.

May 15, 2019 | Daily News

Sikorsky at its West Palm Beach, FL, test site next week will host the first flight of a Black Hawk helicopter retrofitted with a new artificial intelligence "co-piloting" software, as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program.

May 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy anticipates delivery of its first CMV-22 Osprey in late calendar year 2019, according to the manager of the V-22 joint program office.

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