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BAE Systems received $114 million in FMS contracts from the US Army for Common Missile Warning Systems

BAE Systems received $114 million in FMS contracts from the US Army for Common Missile Warning Systems

20-Feb-2024Source: BAE Systems

BAE Systems received $114 million in Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts from the U.S. Army for AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS). CMWS is a combat-proven aircraft survivability system for rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft that integrates missile warning, hostile fire indication, and countermeasure controls. CMWS provides the U.S. and its allies with advanced threat detection and... Read more

US Army cans FARA program

US Army cans FARA program

9-Feb-2024

Warfighting is changing more rapidly than it has in decades, and the Army is continuously transforming based on lessons learned and a sober assessment of the modern battlefield. To meet emerging capability requirements in a resource constrained environment, the Army today announced it will rebalance its aviation modernization investments across new and enduring platforms. The... Read more

SATMO to begin Black Hawk training in Albania

SATMO to begin Black Hawk training in Albania

6-Feb-2024Source: US Army

Members of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Command’s (USASAC) Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO) attended a ceremony Jan. 16 as the Albanian Defence Ministry celebrated the delivery of two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters at Rinas Airport near Tirana. The Albanian government acquired the aircraft with help from the European Recapitalization Incentive Program (ERIP),... Read more

Bell awards CAE contract for US Army FLRAA program

Bell awards CAE contract for US Army FLRAA program

9-Jan-2024Source: CAE

CAE announced that CAE Defense & Security is under contract with Bell Textron Inc. to support the U.S. Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. As a FLRAA team member, CAE will provide operator and maintenance training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations (TADSS), including advanced maintenance training systems and display and simulation effects for... Read more

Guatemalan Air Force receives Bell 429

Guatemalan Air Force receives Bell 429

8-Jan-2024Source: US Army

Representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office, Security Assistance Management Directorate, Bell, and Security Cooperation Officers for Guatemala, pose for a photo in front of the Guatemalan Air Force’s new Bell 429 helicopter Dec. 12, 2023. The helicopter was purchased through the Army’s Foreign Military Sales program and will... Read more

Spike missile integrated into Apache helicopter at Yuma Proving Ground

Spike missile integrated into Apache helicopter at Yuma Proving Ground

15-Dec-2023Source: US Army

A primary responsibility of U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) is to support developmental testing to improve existing weapons systems, even on platforms considered the most lethal of their kind. A recent example of this is testing in support of an airworthiness release that will allow the Spike non-line of site missile to be integrated... Read more

Boeing Secures Contract for Six MH-47G Block II Chinook Helicopters

Boeing Secures Contract for Six MH-47G Block II Chinook Helicopters

12-Dec-2023Source: Boeing

The U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) has awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a contract to produce six remanufactured MH-47G Block II aircraft as a part of the Army’s modernization efforts. With the deal valued at $271M, Boeing has 42 MH-47G aircraft under contract with USASOAC. “The Chinook has been a key player in the... Read more

Bell Installs T901 Improved Turbine Engine in Invictus prototype

Bell Installs T901 Improved Turbine Engine in Invictus prototype

21-Nov-2023Source: Bell

The Army recently delivered the T901 Improved Turbine Engine to Bell Textron Inc’s Flight Research Center in Arlington, Texas, signaling the start of the next stage in its Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition. With the engine in hand, the Bell team has hit the ground running and have installed it on the Bell... Read more

Sikorsky starts install of ITEP engine in Raider-X ᐧ

Sikorsky starts install of ITEP engine in Raider-X ᐧ

27-Oct-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) is beginning the installation process of the U.S. Army’s new Improved Turbine Engine (ITEP) on its RAIDER X® aircraft designed for the Future Attack Reconnaissance (FARA) program. The U.S. Army and Sikorsky engineers reviewed the engine after its arrival at the company’s West Palm Beach facility and then... Read more

Bell Receives T901 Improved Turbine Engine for Bell 360 Invictus

Bell Receives T901 Improved Turbine Engine for Bell 360 Invictus

25-Oct-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Army has officially delivered GE Aerospace’s T901 Improved Turbine Engine to Bell for its submission for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. With the engine’s arrival, Bell is prepared to complete the build for the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype and move... Read more

US Army accepts GE T901 engines for Improved Turbine Engine Program

US Army accepts GE T901 engines for Improved Turbine Engine Program

18-Oct-2023Source: GE Aerospace

GE Aerospace announced the acceptance of the first two T901-GE-900 flight test engines to the U.S. Army which will support the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program. The next-generation rotorcraft engines – which will power the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache and FARA – were officially accepted by the Defense Contract... Read more

Near Earth Autonomy and Kaman awarded US Army eVTOL demo contract

Near Earth Autonomy and Kaman awarded US Army eVTOL demo contract

11-Oct-2023Source: Kaman

Near Earth Autonomy, Inc. (Near Earth) and Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that they have been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to demonstrate a resupply uncrewed aerial system (UAS) capable of moving loads with a minimum of 800 pounds and flying distances over 100 miles. This heavy-lift... Read more

US Army now largest ICARUS Device user

US Army now largest ICARUS Device user

26-Sep-2023Source: ICARUS

ICARUS Devices is proud to announce that the US Army is now the largest user. The rapid adoption has been led by National Guard units and 30% of states are now ICARUS users. The Instrument Conditions Awareness Recognition and Understanding System (ICARUS) is a smart view limiting device that allows Instructor Pilots to simulate Degraded... Read more

GE Aerospace selected by Bell as key supplier to V-280 program

GE Aerospace selected by Bell as key supplier to V-280 program

14-Sep-2023Source: GE Aerospace

GE Aerospace announced the selection by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron company, for work on the development of a Common Open Architecture Digital Backbone (COADB), Voice and Data Recorder, and the Health Awareness System (HAS) for the Bell V-280 Valor. Following the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program contract award, the V-280 Valor will enable... Read more

CAE USA awarded $26M contract for advanced flight training

CAE USA awarded $26M contract for advanced flight training

30-Aug-2023Source: US DoD

CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Florida, was awarded a $26,598,434 modification (P00021) to contract W9124G-20-C-0008 for advanced helicopter flight training. Work will be performed at Fort Novosel, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 9, 2027. Fiscal 2023 operation and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $26,598,434 were obligated at the time of the... Read more

Army Reserve-led Mountain Medic soars to new heights

Army Reserve-led Mountain Medic soars to new heights

30-Aug-2023Source: US Army

The rotor blades of the MEDEVAC helicopters never stopped spinning as the Army Reserve Aviation Command’s UH/HH-60 Black Hawks climbed to new heights and led the third iteration of the fast-paced joint operation known as Mountain Medic 2023 last week. Soaring against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the exercise aimed at improving and reenforcing... Read more

US Army Reserve-led Mountain Medic soars to new heights

US Army Reserve-led Mountain Medic soars to new heights

29-Aug-2023Source: US Army

The rotor blades of the MEDEVAC helicopters never stopped spinning as the Army Reserve Aviation Command’s UH/HH-60 Black Hawks climbed to new heights and led the third iteration of the fast-paced joint operation known as Mountain Medic 2023 last week. Soaring against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the exercise aimed at improving and reenforcing... Read more

Bell picks Astronics for V-280 electrical power and distribution system

Bell picks Astronics for V-280 electrical power and distribution system

25-Aug-2023Source: Astronics

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced today that it is now under contract with Bell to support development of the V-280 Valor for the U.S. Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. A member of Team Valor, Astronics has been working... Read more

US Army awards Airbus contract for helicopter modernization

US Army awards Airbus contract for helicopter modernization

21-Aug-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

The U.S. Army awarded Airbus a $27.8 million contract to upgrade the Army National Guard Security & Support Battalion Mission Equipment Package (MEP). Upgrades to the MEP expand the UH-72A Lakota’s capabilities to conduct day and night operations by providing an advanced moving map, enhanced digital interfaces, new monitors, an airborne mission management system and... Read more

US Army Aviation unit in Europe receives new Apache helicopters

US Army Aviation unit in Europe receives new Apache helicopters

9-Aug-2023Source: US Army

The U.S. Army’s 12th Combat Aviation Brigade received two new model Apache helicopters, which feature state-of-the-art enhancements to the aircraft’s sensors, software, and weapon systems at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Clay Kaserne, Germany, Sept. 1, 2023. The new Apaches, officially designated AH-64E Version 6 Apache Guardians, are the first of an anticipated 24 the unit is... Read more

Muir Army Airfield redesignated as Army Heliport

Muir Army Airfield redesignated as Army Heliport

28-Jul-2023Source: US Army

Muir Army Airfield has been redesignated as an Army Heliport effective July 21, 2023. Prior to the change, which was approved by the U.S. Army Aeronautical Services Agency, Muir Army Heliport was classified as an airfield but did not meet guidelines required for that title set by the Army and the Federal Aviation Administration. “This... Read more

US Army’s AH-64 Apache heads for further upgrades

US Army’s AH-64 Apache heads for further upgrades

21-Jul-2023Source: US Army

The U.S. Army’s AH-64 Apache helicopter is and will remain the Army’s Attack helicopter for the foreseeable future. The Apache Project Office, or Apache PO, has steadily upgraded the Apache since it was first fielded in the 1980s. The upgrades have produced the world’s premier attack helicopter which is used by the U.S. Army and... Read more

Boeing wins $22.5M contract for long-lead CH-47 items

Boeing wins $22.5M contract for long-lead CH-47 items

11-Jul-2023Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $22,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for CH-47 long lead items. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting... Read more

RNAF participates in EDGE 23

RNAF participates in EDGE 23

19-Jun-2023Source: US Army

U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) was the epicenter of the Army’s future force in Project Convergence 20 and 21 and continues to support Army Futures Command’s campaign of learning this year. The Army Futures Command Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team (FVL CFT) held the annual Experimental Demonstration Gateway Event (EDGE) 23 here over the... Read more

PEO Aviation certifies National Guard pilots on UH-72B

PEO Aviation certifies National Guard pilots on UH-72B

14-Jun-2023Source: US Army

It’s not often that a small team is credited with advancing an entire program within U.S. Army Aviation, but PEO Aviation’s Utility Helicopters Project Office (UHPO) did just that by establishing a certification program for operators and maintainers of the Army’s newest light utility helicopter variant. The UH-72 Lakota helicopter is a commercial-off-the-shelf helicopter manufactured... Read more

CAE awarded $455M subcontract for US Army Flight School Training Support Services

CAE awarded $455M subcontract for US Army Flight School Training Support Services

8-Jun-2023Source: CAE

CAE announced that CAE Defense & Security has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) to support Flight School Training Support Services (FSTSS) at Fort Novosel (formerly Fort Rucker), Alabama. The contract, valued at US$455M, supports the recent US$1.7B award to GDIT by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training... Read more

IronMountain awarded $31M contract to support Utility Helicopters Project Office

IronMountain awarded $31M contract to support Utility Helicopters Project Office

8-Jun-2023Source: IronMountain Solutions

IronMountain Solutions,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $30,959,175 modification (P00036) to contract W31P4Q-21-F-B001 for technical support for the Utility Helicopters Project Office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of June 8, 2024. Fiscal 2010 and 2023 foreign military sales (Albania, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Austria, Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Japan,... Read more

CH-47s support training for Iowa Army engineer troops at Fort McCoy

CH-47s support training for Iowa Army engineer troops at Fort McCoy

8-Jun-2023Source: US Army

Two CH-47F Chinook helicopters with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment supported training May 24 at Fort McCoy for Soldiers with the 224th Engineer Battalion of the Iowa National Guard, officials with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) said. The helicopters supported training for the engineer Soldiers throughout the... Read more

12CAB participates in Exercise Swift Response 23

12CAB participates in Exercise Swift Response 23

5-May-2023Source: US Army

Six AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters, six CH-47F Chinook helicopters, four HH-60M MEDEVAC Blackhawk helicopters, two UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters, and approximately 300 soldiers assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade are participating in exercise Swift Response 23, May 7-20, across the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean regions. “Exercise Swift Response 23 provides 12CAB the opportunity to integrate... Read more

Air Methods works with US Army, Nebraska NG for veteran careers

Air Methods works with US Army, Nebraska NG for veteran careers

3-May-2023Source: Air Methods

With a commitment to military members, past and present, Air Methods has joined forces with the U.S. Army and Nebraska Army National Guard to help active and future soldiers prepare for professional careers while serving their country as part of the Army’s Partnership for Your Success (PaYS) program. An official signing ceremony will take place... Read more

MAST-F Programme develops new Akeron LP air-to-ground missile for the Tiger

MAST-F Programme develops new Akeron LP air-to-ground missile for the Tiger

3-May-2023Source: OCCAR

The MAST-F Programme is developing the new generation Akeron LP air-to-ground missile for the Tiger helicopter and for the MALE RPAS UAV. It will address the challenges of future warfare, offering a high-precision striking capability with an increased range. The Akeron LP multipurpose warhead will neutralize various types of fixed and mobile targets, including the... Read more

Delaware State University launches Flight Training Program

Delaware State University launches Flight Training Program

3-May-2023Source: US Army

The world’s first helicopter took flight in 1907. Thirty-six years later, in 1943, the first helicopter accepted in the U.S. Military, a Sikorsky R-4, was flown. Now, in 2023, a new aviation opportunity is taking off. Thursday, April 19, in the bright morning sun , a small crowd gathers at Delaware State University (DSU ),... Read more

Parker-Hannifin awarded $221M contract for MRO of helicopter servos

Parker-Hannifin awarded $221M contract for MRO of helicopter servos

2-May-2023Source: US DoD

Parker-Hannifin Corp., Irvine, California, was awarded a $221,525,069 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of helicopter servos. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 27, 2028. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting... Read more

Bell Debuts Bell 407M Aircraft at Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

Bell Debuts Bell 407M Aircraft at Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

27-Apr-2023Source: Bell

At this year’s Army Aviation Association of America Mission Solutions Summit, Bell publicly unveiled the 407M special mission aircraft. The 407M is part of Bell’s Special Mission Aircraft initiative to offer multi-mission civil helicopters modified for military use. These Special Mission Aircraft are tailored to countries that need an efficient and effective aviation platform to... Read more

MD take MD Cayuse Warrior Plus to Quad-A

MD take MD Cayuse Warrior Plus to Quad-A

26-Apr-2023Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters (MDH) (Booth #2911) is bringing its new look and renewed commitment to the 2023 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA) in Nashville this week. The helicopter manufacturer will display its highly effective armed MD Cayuse Warrior Plus helicopter and hold a leadership introduction event where attendees and media can meet MD’s new leadership and learn... Read more

VMM-268 Conducts Community Engagement on US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll

VMM-268 Conducts Community Engagement on US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll

25-Apr-2023Source: US Army

U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll received a visit from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 (VMM-268), a Hawaii-based helicopter squadron, for a community engagement April 8, 2023. Kwajalein residents toured the squadron’s MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and met with crewmembers. Ahead of the event, team members worked to coordinate visit details with USAG-KA’s Chief Warrant Officer 3... Read more

Delaware State Uni adds Helicopter Flight Training to Aviation Program

Delaware State Uni adds Helicopter Flight Training to Aviation Program

25-Apr-2023Source: Delaware State University

Delaware State University has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Army Cadet Command that will result in an expansion of the University’s Aviation Program into the area of helicopter flight training. This exciting addition to the University Aviation Program degree offerings was announced during an April 20 media event on campus. University President Tony Allen, Delaware... Read more

Army Issues ICARUS Airworthiness Release for LUH-72A Lakota

Army Issues ICARUS Airworthiness Release for LUH-72A Lakota

20-Apr-2023Source: ICARUS

ICARUS Devices is proud to announce that the Army has issued the ICARUS Device and Airworthiness Release for the entire LUH-72A Lakota fleet. All Army Utility helicopters and 70% of the entire Army helicopter fleet can now use the Smart view limiting device for better weather training. The Light Utility Helicopter is based on the... Read more

US Army celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Aviation Branch

US Army celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Aviation Branch

18-Apr-2023Source: US Army

Some two decades after the first U.S. Army helicopter units arrived in Vietnam, Army Aviation became a branch on April 12, 1983. As the Army celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Aviation Branch this year, with a theme of “The 40th Anniversary of the Aviation Branch: Honoring the Past and Transforming for the future,” the voices... Read more

First Lithuanian pilots graduate from US Army UH-60M course

First Lithuanian pilots graduate from US Army UH-60M course

17-Apr-2023Source: US Navy

Lithuania air force Capt. Matas Leckas and Capt. Valius Urbonas became the first Lithuanian pilots to graduate from the UH-60M Aviator Qualification Course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence during a ceremony at Fort Novosel, Alabama, then known as Fort Rucker, April 4, 2023. The Pennsylvania National Guard has been partners with Lithuania... Read more

US Army approves AT Systems helmet-mounted training system on UH-60

US Army approves AT Systems helmet-mounted training system on UH-60

13-Apr-2023Source: AT Systems

AT Systems, LLC. announced today that the company has received an airworthiness release (AWR) in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 70-62 for the ATS electronic helmet mounted degraded visual environment (DVE) hood on UH-60A/L/V and UH/ HH60M. The AT System DVE visor was designed, developed, and manufactured by current and former United States Army-trained standardization... Read more

Malmrose Heli Services awarded $8M contract for UH-60 dampener-flutter work

Malmrose Heli Services awarded $8M contract for UH-60 dampener-flutter work

27-Mar-2023Source: US DoD

Malmrose Heli Services Inc.,* North Salt Lake, Utah, was awarded an $8,133,200 firm-fixed-price contract for overhaul of the dampener-flutter for Blackhawks. Bids were solicited via the internet with 12 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Mar. 23, 2028. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal,... Read more

Boeing and US Army sign Contract to Produce 184 Apaches

Boeing and US Army sign Contract to Produce 184 Apaches

21-Mar-2023Source: US Army

Representatives from the Army and Boeing signed a Multi-Year II (MY2) multibillion-dollar contract to acquire 184 new and remanufactured AH-64E Apache helicopters at the Boeing production facility in Mesa, Ariz., on March 17, 2023. Multi-year procurement contracts are special mechanisms designed to reduce costs for a limited number of programs that reach full-rate production. Cost... Read more

Boeing awarded $1.9B contacts for Australian and Egyptian AH-64E production

Boeing awarded $1.9B contacts for Australian and Egyptian AH-64E production

20-Mar-2023Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $1,946,212,323 modification (PZ0002) to contract W58RGZ-21-C-0015 for the Apache AH-64E full-rate production. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2027. Fiscal 2023 Foreign Military Sales (Australia and Egypt) funds, and... Read more

Building dedication honors Army helicopter repairer

Building dedication honors Army helicopter repairer

16-Mar-2023Source: US Army

The 2nd Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment dedicated their new training facility as Jacoby Hall, after the late U.S Army Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby, in a memorialization ceremony on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 14, 2023. Future U.S. Army helicopter repairers will now begin their training in the building memorializing Jacoby, a helicopter repairer who died... Read more

US Army and Korean Air Force collaborate on casevac training

US Army and Korean Air Force collaborate on casevac training

14-Mar-2023Source: US Army

Soldiers from B Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry ROK/U.S. Combined Division conducted combined casualty evacuation and downed aircraft recovery training with 302nd Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, ROK Army Aviation Command on Feb. 15, 2023 focused on enhancing the mutual understanding between the units. The combined downed aircraft... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $164M contract for UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $164M contract for UH-60M

14-Mar-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $164,300,383 modification (P00017) to contract W58RGZ-22-C-0010 to exercise an option for UH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2027. Fiscal 2023 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $164,300,383 were obligated at the time... Read more

TF Mustang maintainers sustain flight operations in the CENTCOM AOR

TF Mustang maintainers sustain flight operations in the CENTCOM AOR

13-Mar-2023Source: US National Guard

With over six months of overseas duty completed, aviation Soldiers of 36th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), “Task Force Mustang,” continue to perform aircraft maintenance and repairs, supporting numerous flight missions across the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibilities (CENTCOM AOR). Aircraft maintainers and repairers of Delta Company, Company, 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, General Support... Read more

Boeing, US Army Apaches Achieve 5 Million Flight Hours

Boeing, US Army Apaches Achieve 5 Million Flight Hours

6-Mar-2023Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the AH-64 team are observing a unique milestone as the U.S. Army’s AH-64 Apache attack helicopters have officially reached five million flight hours. The accomplishment is equivalent to flying nonstop for more than 208,333 days or 570 years and nine months. Additionally, 1.3 million of those five million flight hours were... Read more

DRS Training & Control Systems awarded $11M contract for AH-64 MRO

DRS Training & Control Systems awarded $11M contract for AH-64 MRO

23-Feb-2023Source: US DoD

DRS Training & Control Systems LLC, Fort Walton, Florida, was awarded an $11,280,623 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the AH-64 Apache Digital Captive Boresight Harmonization Kit. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 9,... Read more

US Army helicopters support USAID in Turkiye

US Army helicopters support USAID in Turkiye

17-Feb-2023Source: US Army

Two U.S. Army CH-47F (Chinook) helicopters delivered 40,000 lbs of humanitarian aid from Incirlik Air Base to Elbistan and Pazarcik, Turkiye, Feb. 14, 2023. The cargo contained tents, hygiene products, and diapers which were delivered to AFAD, the Turkish relief agency. The Chinooks are part of the 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade,... Read more

State Representative to speak at American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

State Representative to speak at American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

16-Feb-2023Source: American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

State Representative Chris Pielli (D-Chester) will speak at the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center (AHMEC) on Saturday, February 25, at 2:30 p.m. for the unveiling of a banner honoring Captain Joseph H. Hairston, who is believed to be the U.S. Army’s first Black helicopter pilot. Rep. Pielli will join AHMEC volunteer James Palmer, who will open the... Read more

Connecticut Delegation Requests Briefing on US Army’s Decision to Reject Sikorsky Bid for FLRAA

Connecticut Delegation Requests Briefing on US Army’s Decision to Reject Sikorsky Bid for FLRAA

25-Jan-2023Source: John B. Larson

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro, John Larson, Joe Courtney, Jim Himes and Jahana Hayes announced they have requested a detailed briefing by the U.S. Army about why Sikorsky’s bid to build long-range assault aircraft was rejected. The Connecticut delegation has approached the U.S. Army leadership on multiple occasions... Read more

Sikorsky delivers landmark 5,000th Hawk

Sikorsky delivers landmark 5,000th Hawk

23-Jan-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), delivered its 5,000th “Hawk” variant helicopter, a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk. The iconic aircraft will continue to support medium-lift requirements for the U.S. military and international operators for decades into the future. “Sikorsky, as a company, has been forged by the Black Hawk,” said Sikorsky President Paul... Read more

US Army expands ICARUS device airworthiness

US Army expands ICARUS device airworthiness

17-Jan-2023Source: ICARUS

ICARUS Devices is proud to announce that the Army has expanded the ICARUS Devices Airworthiness Release fleetwide to include every UH-60L and UH/HH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter. For the last year multiple training and operational units have been using ICARUS with a unit specific AWR. Now every unit flying the mighty Black Hawk can use this lightweight,... Read more

Sikorsky/Boeing challenge US Army FLRAA decision

Sikorsky/Boeing challenge US Army FLRAA decision

6-Jan-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, filed a formal protest today asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the U.S. Army’s decision on the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) contract. Based on a thorough review of the information and feedback provided by the Army, Lockheed Martin Sikorsky, on behalf of Team DEFIANT, is challenging... Read more

Egypt Purchases Boeing CH-47F Chinooks

Egypt Purchases Boeing CH-47F Chinooks

4-Jan-2023Source: Boeing

The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a contract to produce 12 new CH-47F Chinooks for the Egyptian Air Force. With this $426 million foreign military sale, Egypt will replace its fleet of CH-47D aircraft with the modern F model, and benefit from its advanced multi-mission capabilities. “The F-model aircraft will enhance Egypt’s Chinook... Read more

Northrop Grumman Integrates Multifunction RAPTR Sensor and Mini-CNI In Flight

Northrop Grumman Integrates Multifunction RAPTR Sensor and Mini-CNI In Flight

22-Dec-2022Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully completed a demonstration at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to improve the survivability and lethality of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) platforms, a key enabler for Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). Northrop Grumman’s Multifunction RAPTR Sensor and Mini-CNI improve the survivability and lethality of the U.S. Army’s Future... Read more

Bell delivers Subaru B412EPX to Guatemala Air Force

Bell delivers Subaru B412EPX to Guatemala Air Force

20-Dec-2022Source: Bell

In a joint ceremony to mark the 101st anniversary of the Guatemalan Air Force, Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivered two SUBARU BELL 412EPX aircraft during an acceptance ceremony at La Aurora International Airport. The aircraft are part of an Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract signed between Bell and the U.S.... Read more

Raytheon demonstrates FlexLink Adaptive Connectivity Solution for US Army

Raytheon demonstrates FlexLink Adaptive Connectivity Solution for US Army

19-Dec-2022Source: Raytheon

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) successfully demonstrated solutions needed to connect defense networks and simplify U.S. Army command and control systems during the Army’s Project Convergence exercise. Key among those technologies was FlexLink, an open-system radio technology developed by the company’s Collins Aerospace business that’s designed to connect multiple air and ground platforms. During the exercise,... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $67M contract for AH-64 Apache Night Vision system

Lockheed Martin awarded $67M contract for AH-64 Apache Night Vision system

16-Dec-2022Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $67,921,965 modification (P00008) to contract W58RGZ-21-C-0016 for the AH-64 Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor Performance Based Logistics program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2025. Fiscal 2023 Army Working Capital funds in the amount... Read more

California National Guard’s Honours Blackhawk Pilot

California National Guard’s Honours Blackhawk Pilot

6-Dec-2022Source: California National Guard

California National Guard’s first Hmong UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 1 Ge Xiong rode as the Grand Marshall of the Central Valley’s Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11, 2022. This year marked the 103rd anniversary of Fresno’s recognition of its veterans and military members. Although Xiong is frequently described as humble by... Read more

Bell V-280 Valor wins US Army FLRAA contract

Bell V-280 Valor wins US Army FLRAA contract

5-Dec-2022Source: US Arny

The U.S. Army has awarded the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft contract to Bell Textron, Incorporated. “I am excited to be part of this momentous day for our Army,” said Mr. Doug Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology. “The thoughtful and disciplined execution of the FLRAA program strategy will deliver the... Read more

KBR to Update UH-60V Fleet for US Army

KBR to Update UH-60V Fleet for US Army

23-Nov-2022Source: DOD IAC Program

KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced it has been awarded a $156.7 million task order to support capabilities assessment and enhancements for the U.S. Army’s Utility Helicopter 60 Variant (UH-60V) fleet, providing technologically superior and cost-effective helicopters for U.S. and Allied Forces. KBR was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract... Read more

AVX awarded US Army contract to develop All-Electric Flight Control System

AVX awarded US Army contract to develop All-Electric Flight Control System

16-Nov-2022Source: AVX

AVX Aircraft Company, Benbrook, TX was awarded a contract to continue development of an All Electric Flight Control System (AEFCS) in support of U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM).  AVX in collaboration with Moog Inc., East Aurora, NY is developing the AEFCS using state of the art electro-mechanical actuator technologies as a way to... Read more

Pilot-less Black Hawk flies logistics and rescue missions

Pilot-less Black Hawk flies logistics and rescue missions

3-Nov-2022Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army for the first time how an uninhabited Black Hawk helicopter flying autonomously can safely and reliably perform internal and external cargo resupply missions, and a rescue operation. Sikorsky is partnered with DARPA to... Read more

Kiewit awarded $53M contract to build helipads at Wheeler Army Airfield

Kiewit awarded $53M contract to build helipads at Wheeler Army Airfield

25-Oct-2022Source: US DoD

  Kiewit Infrastructure West Company, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a $53,148,000 firm-fixed-price contract to construct a concrete rotary-wing aircraft parking apron, concrete taxiways with helipads and a concrete parallel taxiway at Wheeler Army Airfield. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Wahiawa, Hawaii, with an estimated completion date... Read more

Honwywell awarded T55 Engine contract for UK CH-47s

Honwywell awarded T55 Engine contract for UK CH-47s

17-Oct-2022Source: Honeywell

  Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) announced that it signed a contract to supply 34 T55-GA-714A engines to the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) for its new H-47 Extended Range Chinook helicopter fleet. The order and supply of the T55 engines is managed through the office of U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales. Honeywell’s T55 engine is the... Read more

Sikorsky progresses On RAIDER X® For US Army

Sikorsky progresses On RAIDER X® For US Army

12-Oct-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) is completing early tests toward a safe flight test program for the RAIDER X® competitive prototype it is building for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. “The RAIDER X prototype, which is 92% complete, draws on Lockheed Martin’s broad expertise in developing innovative weapons systems... Read more

US Army Chinooks Conduct Deck Landings on USS Ronald Reagan

US Army Chinooks Conduct Deck Landings on USS Ronald Reagan

3-Oct-2022Source: US Army

  Soldiers from B Company, 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted deck landings with CH-47F Chinook helicopters on the the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), in the East Sea on September 26, 2022. Deck landing qualifications are conducted to certify air crew members and pilots... Read more

Triumph Engine Control awarded $56M contract for MRO of Enhanced Digital Electronic Control Unit

Triumph Engine Control awarded $56M contract for MRO of Enhanced Digital Electronic Control Unit

29-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

Triumph Engine Control Systems LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut, was awarded a $56,322,429 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the Enhanced Digital Electronic Control Unit in support of Black Hawk helicopters. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date... Read more

CAE awarded $7M contract for advanced helicopter flight training

CAE awarded $7M contract for advanced helicopter flight training

13-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

  CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Florida, was awarded a $12,529,210 modification (P00014) to contract W9124G-20-C-0008 for advanced helicopter flight training. Work will be performed in Tampa, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 9, 2027. Fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $7,378,257 were obligated at the time of the... Read more

Safran contract renewed for US Army UH-72 Lakota engine support

Safran contract renewed for US Army UH-72 Lakota engine support

13-Sep-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

  Safran Helicopter Engines has signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to continue supporting Arriel engines powering the U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota helicopter fleet. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and service agreement supporting  over 900 Arriel 1E2 and Arriel 2E engines, operated by theU.S. Army on its UH-72A and UH-72B.... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $121M contract for vision components of Apache

Lockheed Martin awarded $121M contract for vision components of Apache

5-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

  Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $121,567,721 firm-fixed-price contract for the purchase of Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Systems components and hardware for the Apache attack helicopter. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with... Read more

Collaboration with academia moves US Army Aviation into the future

Collaboration with academia moves US Army Aviation into the future

2-Sep-2022Source: US Army

  The U.S. Army Aviation enterprise is collaborating with Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research to develop an Apache Digital Twin in a contract that kicked off with an event on July 29, 2022. The Apache Digital Twin program follows the Black Hawk Digital Twin, which took an existing helicopter apart and scanned... Read more

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