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Lockheed Martin publishes interview with Defiant test pilots

Lockheed Martin publishes interview with Defiant test pilots

9-Aug-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  Sikorsky pilot Bill Fell and Boeing pilot Ed Henderscheid have a combined 60-plus years of helicopter experience between them, and are part of the program to bring the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) to the United States Army. In this Q&A, they share what they love about the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT technology... Read more

Collins Aerospace awarded Mission System for ALE for US Army FVL program

Collins Aerospace awarded Mission System for ALE for US Army FVL program

28-Jul-2022Source: Collins Aerospace

  Collins Aerospace has been selected as the Mission System solutions provider for the next phase of the Air Launched Effects (ALE) small program for Army Aviation’s Enduring and Future Vertical Lift (FVL) fleet. In November 2021, Collins Aerospace successfully demonstrated the ready-now RapidEdge™ Mission System to support this critical program. ALE is an attritable Family of Systems (FoS)... Read more

Corpus Christi Army Depot’s Appoints 28th Commander

Corpus Christi Army Depot’s Appoints 28th Commander

22-Jul-2022Source: US Army

  A new commanding officer took charge of the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) during a change of command ceremony marking the formal transition of command from outgoing commander Colonel Joseph H. Parker to Colonel Kyle M. Hogan. The event was held aboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on Friday, July 15. Colonel Hogan is... Read more

US Army Concludes T901 First Engine Test

US Army Concludes T901 First Engine Test

11-Jul-2022Source: US Army

  On 28 June the Army’s Aviation Turbine Engines (ATE) Project Office Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) concluded First Engine to Test (FETT) of the very first GE built T901 engine for Army Aviation. FETT initial light off occurred on 22 March and the testing consisted of over 100 hours of run time. The event successfully verified... Read more

Parker Hannifin awarded $8M US Army contract for hydraulic accumulators

Parker Hannifin awarded $8M US Army contract for hydraulic accumulators

7-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

  Parker Hannifin Corp., Irvine, California, has been awarded a maximum $8,674,204 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirement contract for helicopter hydraulic accumulators. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1 (a)(2). This is a five-year contract with no option periods. The performance completion date is July... Read more

HSC-7 Holds Change of Command onboard Naval Station Norfolk

HSC-7 Holds Change of Command onboard Naval Station Norfolk

5-Jul-2022Source: US Army

  The “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, stationed onboard Naval Station Norfolk, held a change of command ceremony Thursday, June 16th, to mark a transition of command leadership. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Thomas Butts, of Erlanger, Kentucky, assumed all duties and responsibilities as the HSC-7 commanding officer from Cmdr. Kevin Chambley,... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $429M MRO contract for UH-60s

Sikorsky awarded $429M MRO contract for UH-60s

1-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $429,174,259 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of UH-60 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 of June 28, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,... Read more

US Army signs tenth multi-year Black Hawk contract

US Army signs tenth multi-year Black Hawk contract

28-Jun-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  The United States government and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), signed a five-year contract for a baseline of 120 H-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with options to reach a total of 255 aircraft to be delivered to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Sikorsky continues to modernize and enhance the... Read more

3-501st assault helicopter battalion change of command

3-501st assault helicopter battalion change of command

21-Jun-2022Source: US Army

  We hosted a change of command ceremony, which is rooted in history dating back to the 18th Century – a passing of the unit colors where we say farewell to one command team and welcome another. After leading 3-501 AHB for the past two years, the Apocalypse Battalion said farewell to Lieutenant Colonel Matt... Read more

US Army awards Airbus contract for Continued Logistics Support

US Army awards Airbus contract for Continued Logistics Support

25-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus has signed a follow-on Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contract with the U.S. Army to provide spare parts, material, and engineering support for the Army’s entire UH-72A and UH-72 B Lakota fleet of 482 utility and training helicopters. The contract includes a six-month base and 4.5 option years, with a potential total value of... Read more

US Army aviation discusses motivation and training to become a pilot

US Army aviation discusses motivation and training to become a pilot

9-May-2022Source: US Army

In August of 2005, then eight-year-old Jonathan Murray was on the playground of his Baton Rouge, Louisiana, elementary school when he heard the distinctive hum of a fleet of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the first time. He watched in amazement as the aircraft flew overhead and knew they were tasked with a vital mission:... Read more

Overhaul Support Services LLC awarded two CH-47 contracts by US Army

Overhaul Support Services LLC awarded two CH-47 contracts by US Army

3-May-2022Source: US DoD

Overhaul Support Services LLC, East Granby, Connecticut, was awarded a $15,793,439 firm-fixed-price contract to overhaul aft control swashplates for the CH-47 Chinook. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 13, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone... Read more

MD Helicopters Hosts Lt. Col. Ace Cozzalio Hall of Fame Induction

MD Helicopters Hosts Lt. Col. Ace Cozzalio Hall of Fame Induction

29-Apr-2022Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly hosted a ceremony to celebrate the induction of Lt. Col. Alan “Ace” Cozzalio to the Army Aviation Hall of Fame at the MDHI facility in Mesa, Arizona on April 15, 2022. The event also included a display of aircraft, comprising of a Vietnam War-era OH-6 from the Army Aviation Heritage... Read more

Leonardo awarded $29M contract for delivery of AW119Kx to Israel

Leonardo awarded $29M contract for delivery of AW119Kx to Israel

25-Apr-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo welcomes the $ 29 million USD contract award by the U.S. Department of Defense for new AW119Kx aircraft in the framework of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Israel, with the U.S. Army Contracting Command as the contracting activity. The aircraft will be fully produced at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Israel’s Ministry of Defence... Read more

Sikorsky Leverages Established High-Tech Manufacturing for RAIDER X®

Sikorsky Leverages Established High-Tech Manufacturing for RAIDER X®

5-Apr-2022Source: Sikorsky

The Sikorsky RAIDER X® competitive prototype (CP) for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) is more than 85 percent complete, progressing 50 percent faster through production and assembly compared to legacy programs and resulting in a cost-effective, transformational aircraft. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has made significant progress on RAIDER X, which is... Read more

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing Adds to Team DEFIANT

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing Adds to Team DEFIANT

4-Apr-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced six new members of Team DEFIANT. These supplier teammates will join the team to support DEFIANT X®, the advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition. Joining the team are: ATI, Cudahy, Wisconsin: gearbox forgings Collins Aerospace, Windsor Locks,... Read more

GE tests first T901 turboshaft engine for US Army

GE tests first T901 turboshaft engine for US Army

1-Apr-2022Source: GE Aviation

GE has initiated testing on the first T901-GE-900 engine, GE’s next-generation rotorcraft engine that will power the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) aircraft in the future. In 2019, the U.S. Army selected GE’s T901 engine for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Improved Turbine... Read more

FLIR Systems awarded $19M contract for UH-60 turret work

FLIR Systems awarded $19M contract for UH-60 turret work

24-Mar-2022Source: US DoD

FLIR Systems Inc., North Billerica, Massachusetts, was awarded a $19,348,691 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the UH-60 turret. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 16, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-22-D-0024).... Read more

US Army orders another six MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters

US Army orders another six MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters

9-Mar-2022Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] extends its partnership with the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) with an order for six additional MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters. The award, valued at $195 million, brings the total number of MH-47G Block II aircraft under contract with the USASOAC to 36. The upgraded MH-47G Block II Chinook features... Read more

GE announces upgrades to Rotor Analysis Diagnostic System

GE announces upgrades to Rotor Analysis Diagnostic System

8-Mar-2022Source: GE Aviation

GE Aviation announced an upgrade to the Rotor Analysis Diagnostic System / Aviation Vibration Analyzer (RADS/AVA) product line in Rotor Track and Balance (RT&B) operations for civil and military operators such as the UK MoD and the U.S. Army. “The RADS/AVA upgrade provides an intuitive graphical user interface and enhancements allowing users the ability to... Read more

Aerometals Awarded Significant USSOCOM Award for Engine Protection

Aerometals Awarded Significant USSOCOM Award for Engine Protection

8-Mar-2022Source: Aerometals

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has recently awarded aerospace manufacturing company, Aerometals a seven-year contract for the company’s engine inlet barrier filter (EIBF) engine protection system. The program calls for an initial installation of the EIBF systems on U.S. Army Special Operations helicopters over the next five years. Follow-on orders for additional airframes... Read more

New $5M Multi-use Helicopter Training facility being built at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

New $5M Multi-use Helicopter Training facility being built at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

4-Mar-2022Source: US Army

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is building a $5 million Multi-use Helicopter Training facility to replace the current Special Helicopter Operations Complex training facility at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. This one-of-a-kind facility consists of a deck landing trainer designed to replicate a Destroyer Designated Guided DDG-103 class ship, nicknamed the “U.S.S. Truxton” and will include... Read more

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant demos slaloms, external load and single-engine capabilities

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant demos slaloms, external load and single-engine capabilities

25-Feb-2022Source: Sikorsky

In three demonstrations during the same flight, the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT® helicopter demonstrated it is not only maneuverable, survivable and fast, but also provides the critical external lift capability of traditional rotorcraft. With DEFIANT X®, the team’s offering for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA), crews will deliver troops and cargo to the objective... Read more

BETA Technologies Expands Military Relationships with US Army Contract

BETA Technologies Expands Military Relationships with US Army Contract

15-Feb-2022Source: BETA Technologies

BETA Technologies (“BETA” or “the Company”), developer of a fully integrated electric aviation ecosystem, announced a contract with the U.S. Army to support its operational flight test program. This is BETA’s second partnership with a branch of the United States Armed Forces, and will allow engineers from the Company and the Army to collaborate on... Read more

Collins Aerospace completes Air Launched Effects demonstration for US Army Future Vertical Lift program

Collins Aerospace completes Air Launched Effects demonstration for US Army Future Vertical Lift program

2-Feb-2022Source: Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace has successfully demonstrated a ready-now Mission Systems solution to support the operations of Air Launched Effects (ALE) from Army Aviation’s Enduring and Future Vertical Lift (FVL) fleet. Comprised of an air vehicle, multiple payloads, and a Mission System, these ALE are a crucial piece of the FVL aircraft’s ability to extend the organic... Read more

Upgraded Apaches Arrive in Korea

Upgraded Apaches Arrive in Korea

11-Jan-2022Source: US Army

The 4th Battalion (Attack), 2nd Aviation Regiment at Camp Humphreys, South Korea is being outfitted with newest AH-64 Version 6 helicopter. Fielding began in November and is set to complete in February. To date, the unit has since received 12 of its 24 aircraft. This event marks the first overseas delivery of the new version... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $102M contract for Apache target and night vision systems

Lockheed Martin awarded $102M contract for Apache target and night vision systems

5-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $102,389,630 firm-fixed-price contract for production and delivery of hardware components and spares of the Apache Attack Helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation/Pilot Night Vision Sensor System. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each... Read more

Dutch squadron celebrates 25 years of training at Fort Hood

Dutch squadron celebrates 25 years of training at Fort Hood

21-Dec-2021Source: US Army

Taking a step down memory lane, the current commander of the 302nd Dutch Squadron, 166th Aviation Brigade, First Army – Division West, shared an update on the training squadron with former Royal Netherland’s commanders, as the unit marked its 25th year of training here, Dec. 8. “It is going really well,” Lt. Col. Martin ‘t... Read more

S&K Aerospace awarded $44M US Army helicopter parts contract

S&K Aerospace awarded $44M US Army helicopter parts contract

20-Dec-2021Source: S&K Aerospace

The U.S. Army has selected S&K Aerospace, LLC (SKA) as one of four contractors for a multimillion-dollar, multiple-award, delivery order contract. The contract is for Third-Party Logistics (3PL) support of aircraft parts for various non-standard rotary wing platforms. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command located at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville,... Read more

Honeywell starts testing upgraded T55 engine for US Army Chinooks

Honeywell starts testing upgraded T55 engine for US Army Chinooks

3-Dec-2021Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has reached a significant milestone with the U.S. Army by being the first engine to test (FETT) as part of its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for the next-generation engine for Chinook helicopters. The CRADA program and testing of the T55-714C engine is planned over a two-year period to validate the... Read more

Aviation association honors Apache helicopter team

Aviation association honors Apache helicopter team

2-Dec-2021Source: US Army

Several members of the Program Executive Office for Aviation were recognized at this year’s Army Aviation Association of America Joseph P. Cribbins symposium Nov. 16 at the Von Braun Center. The Apache New Equipment Training received the Army Aviation Materiel Readiness Award for a Contribution by an Industry Team, while Kevin Belden received the award... Read more

US Army Purchases 15 Vita Rescue Systems from Vita Inclinata

US Army Purchases 15 Vita Rescue Systems from Vita Inclinata

2-Dec-2021Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, today announced the U.S. Army recently procured 15 Vita Rescue Systems (VRS-LAs) to be evaluated for operational effectiveness and suitability. For approximately one and a half years, Vita worked diligently with support from ADS to make the Vita Rescue System... Read more

Six more Chinooks ordered for US Army Special Ops

Six more Chinooks ordered for US Army Special Ops

29-Nov-2021Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build six more MH-47G Block II Chinooks for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command as part of a $246.48 million contract. Delivery of these aircraft are scheduled to start in 2023. With this additional order, Boeing is now under contract for 30 MH-47G Block II Chinooks, four of which have... Read more

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

26-Nov-2021Source: US Army

Repetition is important if you want to be good at a certain task. For some, that may require traveling to another country to receive specialized training. Such is the case at the flight simulator facilities located at Storck Barracks in Illesheim, Germany, where rated (pilots) and non-rated (mechanics, etc.) crew members throughout Europe can come... Read more

US Army vessels and USAF helicopters conduct joint training off Japanese coast

US Army vessels and USAF helicopters conduct joint training off Japanese coast

22-Nov-2021Source: US Air Force

United States Army Vessel crews and Air Force Rescue Squadrons conducted a joint medical evacuation training exercise off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 10. The exercise, which included coordination between United States Army Vessel Landing Craft crews of Landing Craft Utility 2020 (Fort McHenry) and 2009 (Calaboza), the 10th Support Group, and Airmen from... Read more

Six MD-530F+ helicopters handed over to Lebanese military

Six MD-530F+ helicopters handed over to Lebanese military

19-Nov-2021Source: US Government

Ambassador Dorothy C. Shea delivered the following remarks at Hamat Airbase: “Sabah el-Kheir, Good morning, General Joseph Aoun, General Haikal, distinguished guests. What an honor it is to be with you this morning.  As you probably know, General Aoun and I recently traveled to the United States where we were hosted for a series of... Read more

3rd Combat Aviation Brigade breaks ground on a new hangar facility.

3rd Combat Aviation Brigade breaks ground on a new hangar facility.

2-Nov-2021Source: US Army

The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison held a groundbreaking ceremony for the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade’s new aircraft maintenance hangar at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Oct. 29. Lt. Col. Stephan Bolton, the Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, said the event represents the beginning of a long-term reinvestment in Hunter Army Airfield and the local community.... Read more

HH-60G A6212 takes final flight before retirement

HH-60G A6212 takes final flight before retirement

25-Oct-2021Source: US Army

The HH-60G Pave Hawk zipped side-to-side as it performed aerial maneuvers above Croatia. All the while, two crew members fired their mini guns at targets with precision and focus. The helicopter provided top cover for U.S. Army soldiers on the ground below. Although, this helicopter was on its final flight after 30 years of service.... Read more

US Army AMCOM delivers two CH-47Fs to Australia

US Army AMCOM delivers two CH-47Fs to Australia

19-Oct-2021Source: US Army

U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Security Assistance Management Directorate recently completed a major diversion with the Commonwealth of Australia. “A diversion means that two aircraft were slated for the U.S. Army,” said Susan Williams, a SAMD logistics management specialist “Usually the aircraft are put on contract and then provided to the customer once their... Read more

Boeing Signs First CH-47F Block II Chinook Production Contract

Boeing Signs First CH-47F Block II Chinook Production Contract

13-Oct-2021Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Army have signed a $136 million contract for the first CH-47F Block II Chinooks. The Army exercised options for four contracted CH-47F Block II Chinooks with the aircraft scheduled for delivery beginning 2023. Separately, the Army awarded Boeing a $29 million advanced procurement contract for the second production lot... Read more

US Army unveils new Black Hawk variant UH-60V at Fort Indiantown Gap

US Army unveils new Black Hawk variant UH-60V at Fort Indiantown Gap

11-Oct-2021Source: US Army

The U.S. Army unveiled the newest variant of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, the UH-60V, during a ceremony Wednesday at the Pennsylvania National Guard’s Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site. EAATS received six UH-60Vs from the Utility Helicopter Program Office in late July, and since then, the school’s instructor pilots have been training on... Read more

Bell Teams With CAE USA for US Army FLRAA and FARA Training

Bell Teams With CAE USA for US Army FLRAA and FARA Training

8-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed a teaming agreement with CAE USA Inc., a globally recognized training and mission systems integrator. As part of the collaboration, CAE has agreed to provide Maintenance Training Devices, to assist in the development of Flight Training Devices, and deliver other training products including... Read more

Intevac Photonics Announces $16M IDIQ Contract for Apache Helicopter Program

Intevac Photonics Announces $16M IDIQ Contract for Apache Helicopter Program

6-Oct-2021Source: Intevac

Intevac, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVAC) announced it was awarded a five-year, firm-fixed-price, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a maximum value of $16.3 million for the continued production of night vision cameras for the Apache Helicopter’s Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-PNVS) program for the U.S. Army. This contract, from the U.S. Army’s PM Apache Office in Huntsville,... Read more

Elbit wins $76M US Army contract for helmet systems on Apache fleet

Elbit wins $76M US Army contract for helmet systems on Apache fleet

6-Oct-2021Source: Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today, that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC., (“Elbit Systems of America”), was awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (“ID/IQ”) contract from the U.S. Army to provide Integrated Helmet And Display Sight Systems (“IHADSS”) equipment for the AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet. The contract, with... Read more

Sikorsky-Boeing delivers FLRAA proposal early to US Army

Sikorsky-Boeing delivers FLRAA proposal early to US Army

14-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

The Sikorsky-Boeing team released the following statement on the early submittal of the proposal for DEFIANT X™ for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA). This statement can be attributed to Paul Lemmo, president, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and to Mark Cherry, vice president and general manager, Vertical Lift, Boeing Defense, Space &... Read more

Collins awarded $15M contract for US Army helicopter radios

Collins awarded $15M contract for US Army helicopter radios

7-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a maximum $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for production of radio receivers and radio sets to support Army helicopter tactical navigation and landing systems. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a one-year contract... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for production of UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for production of UH-60M

27-Aug-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $53,895,498 modification (P00197) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for production of UH-60M Black Hawks. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2022 special funds in the amount of $53,895,498 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army... Read more

Boeing awarded $49M CH-47 transmission overhaul contract

Boeing awarded $49M CH-47 transmission overhaul contract

25-Aug-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $49,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the inspection and overhaul of the CH-47 Chinook mechanical transmission. 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 Aug. 23, 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command,... Read more

New leader for 78th Aviation Troop Command

New leader for 78th Aviation Troop Command

20-Aug-2021Source: Georgia Army National Guard

Colonel Jason W. Fryman bid farewell to the Georgia Army National Guard’s 78th Aviation Troop Command as he relinquished command of the brigade to Col. Barry B. Simmons during an official ceremony August 8, 2021, at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga. Fryman reflected on how the culmination of his three years as... Read more

Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence renewed for sixth time

Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence renewed for sixth time

16-Aug-2021Source: Penn State University

The Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE) was awarded another five years of funding through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and NASA. In its 25th year as one of three such centers in the United States, VLRCOE received about $7.5 million to investigate 10 new tasks related to... Read more

US Army, US Navy, NASA renew commitment to academic Vertical Lift Research Centers of Excellence

US Army, US Navy, NASA renew commitment to academic Vertical Lift Research Centers of Excellence

13-Aug-2021Source: US Army

A continuing partnership between the US Army, US Navy and NASA is ensuring the next generation of aviation scientists and engineers are effectively trained to develop, evaluate, demonstrate and test advanced vertical lift technologies. The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, Office of Naval Research and NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for UH-60M

2-Aug-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $26,947,749 modification (P00196) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for UH-60M green aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2021 special funds in the amount of $26,947,749 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command,... Read more

US Army equips first UH-60V unit

US Army equips first UH-60V unit

30-Jul-2021Source: US Army

The Program Executive Office Aviation’s Utility Helicopters Project Office (UHPO) began fielding the first Army National Guard unit with UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters July 27. The UHPO delivered five UH-60Vs to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Eastern ARNG Aviation Training Site (EAATS) at Fort Indiantown Gap, which becomes the first unit equipped and organically assigned... Read more

PEO Aviation hosts Army Guard Aviation Officers ahead of first UH-60V delivery

PEO Aviation hosts Army Guard Aviation Officers ahead of first UH-60V delivery

16-Jul-2021Source: US Army

The Program Executive Office Aviation’s Utility Helicopter Project Office hosted several senior Army National Guard Aviation Officers at the Huntsville, Al. International Airport July 13 for a flight demonstration and informational update on the UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter program in preparation for the aircraft becoming part of the ARNG fleet. The UH-60V, a retrofit UH-60L... Read more

12th Combat Aviation Brigade presents Ch-47 Chinook Rotor Blade

12th Combat Aviation Brigade presents Ch-47 Chinook Rotor Blade

24-Jun-2021Source: US Army

The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade presented a CH-47 Chinook rotor blade to the people of Pegnitz at a ceremony on Pegnitz Air Field, Germany, on June 21, 2021. The blade will eventually become part of a memorial at the crash site in Pegnitz where a Chinook crashed on August 18, 1971, killing 37 American Soldiers.... Read more

Elbit awarded $29M order to upgrade US Army Night Vision Systems

Elbit awarded $29M order to upgrade US Army Night Vision Systems

18-Jun-2021Source: Elbit

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC (“Elbit Systems of America”), recently was awarded two orders with an aggregate value of approximately $29 million by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract issued in 2020. The orders... Read more

US Army unit collaborates with Hungarian attack helicopter units

US Army unit collaborates with Hungarian attack helicopter units

17-Jun-2021Source: US Army

12th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly an Mi-24 Hind helicopter with Hungarian Defense Force pilots at Solnok Air Base, Hungary. U.S. Army pilots from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, part of 12th CAB, and the Hungarian Defense Force 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base shared their flying experience through joint orientation... Read more

DigiFlight awarded $13M contract for programmatic support of Apache

DigiFlight awarded $13M contract for programmatic support of Apache

16-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

DigiFlight Inc.,* Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a $13,802,929 modification (P00003) to contract W31P4Q-21-F-D003 for programmatic support for the Apache Attack Helicopter. Work will be performed in Columbia, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of May 23, 2022. Fiscal 2021 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $13,802,929 were obligated at the time of the... Read more

MD Helicopters Secures $43.9 Million in Army Contracts

MD Helicopters Secures $43.9 Million in Army Contracts

16-Jun-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces two independent contract awards worth $43.9 million from Army Contracting Command-Redstone supporting the Afghan Air Force’s MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters. The first contract, a six-month extension worth $14.5 million, continues MDHI’s longstanding efforts to provide program management, and contractor logistics support (CLS) services, material, and remote operations... Read more

Airbus awarded $119M contract for support services of UH-72

Airbus awarded $119M contract for support services of UH-72

10-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense Inc., Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $119,788,924 modification (P00455) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0010 for an extension of contractor logistics support services for the UH-72 Lakota. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance, Army funds will be... Read more

Boeing awarded $7M contract for integration of the legacy strap pack assembly for AH-64E

Boeing awarded $7M contract for integration of the legacy strap pack assembly for AH-64E

24-May-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $7,674,185 modification (P00080) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for integration of the legacy strap pack assembly for remanufactured AH-64E aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $7,674,185 were obligated... Read more

Hessen Police continues partnership with US Army Garrison in Germany

Hessen Police continues partnership with US Army Garrison in Germany

21-May-2021Source: US Army

Once a day, a German Polizei helicopter visits the Wiesbaden Army Airfield as part of the Polizei’s object protection measures. The helicopter, a Eurocopter EC-145, belongs to the Hessen State police and is stationed at Egelsbach. The Westhessen police presidium and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden have a mutual agreement that says that the Polizei helps... Read more

US Army completes GE T408 engine program on H-47

US Army completes GE T408 engine program on H-47

17-May-2021

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (DEVCOM AvMC), Boeing and GE recently completed all the planned test points under a multi-year demonstration program of a U.S. Army NCH-47D Chinook helicopter powered by GE’s advanced T408 turboshaft engine. The success of this effort demonstrates how integration of more powerful engines on... Read more

Safran selected to provide Landing Gear System for Bell V-280 Valor

Safran selected to provide Landing Gear System for Bell V-280 Valor

17-May-2021Source: Safran

Safran Landing Systems has reached an agreement with Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company to provide the landing gear system for the V-280 Valor aircraft. Bell’s V-280 Valor is a next generation tiltrotor aircraft proposed for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) Program. Based on the agreement, Safran Landing Systems... Read more

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

3-May-2021Source: US National Guard

Airmen from the 152nd Medical Group participated in joint aeromedical training featuring UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft with the Nevada Army National Guard in Reno-Stead, Nev., April 10, 2021. “Today we did joint hot and cold load training,” said Sgt. Mason Burkhart, a critical care flight paramedic from the medical evacuation unit in Reno-Stead. “We practice loading... Read more

US Army builds hospital helipads in Croatia

US Army builds hospital helipads in Croatia

30-Apr-2021Source: US Army

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delivering three modern helicopter landing zones at hospitals across Croatia to help reduce transportation times in emergency situations and ultimately save lives. The helicopter landing zone projects are funded through the United States European Command, or EUCOM, and are being delivered in close coordination with the U.S. Embassy... Read more

IronMountain Soluntions awarded $13M contract for Apache support

IronMountain Soluntions awarded $13M contract for Apache support

23-Apr-2021Source: US DoD

IronMountain Solutions Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $13,103,286 modification (P00002) to contract W31P4Q-21-F-B003 for technical management support for the Apache attack helicopter project manager’s office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2022. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 aircraft procurement, Army funds; and fiscal 2021 Foreign Military... Read more

20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

20-Apr-21 (serial TBC) Airbus UH-72A New Brockton, US-Alabama

20-Apr-2021

Training accident, further details awaited.  Two POB both to hospital... Read more

Sikorsky demos S-97 Raider for Future Vertical Lift program

Sikorsky demos S-97 Raider for Future Vertical Lift program

16-Apr-2021

Flying low, fast and expertly executing crisp, tight, quick maneuvers that only Sikorsky’s X2 Technology™ family of helicopters brings, the Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER® helicopter flew two demonstrations before Army officials and Soldiers at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama this week. The events offered a glimpse at Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company’s bid for the Future... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $94M contract to support HH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $94M contract to support HH-60M

8-Apr-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $94,278,532 modification (P00180) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 to support an option exercise of six Program Year 5, Lot 45 HH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2022. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $94,278,532... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $30M more on US Army order for 24 UH-60s

Sikorsky awarded $30M more on US Army order for 24 UH-60s

8-Apr-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $30,959,224 modification (P00181) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for procurement of nine Army UH-60M and 15 Army HH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2023. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $30,959,224 were obligated at... Read more

Bell and US Army advance development of V-280 Valor

Bell and US Army advance development of V-280 Valor

6-Apr-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and the U.S. Army have agreed to terms on the execution of the second phase of the Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) contract that was awarded in March 2020 for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. This new contract is an important milestone and... Read more

Uncertain outlook for Chinook puts 18,000 jobs at risk

Uncertain outlook for Chinook puts 18,000 jobs at risk

26-Mar-2021Source: Forbes

The U.S. Army only has one type of heavy-lift helicopter. It is called the CH-47F Chinook, and it’s expected to remain in service until around 2060. See Full Story.... Read more

Honeywell awarded $476M Chinook engine contract

Honeywell awarded $476M Chinook engine contract

11-Mar-2021Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has won a 4-year IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) contract for new production and spare T55-GA-714A engines that power the U.S. Army’s CH-47 Chinook helicopters. This $476 million contract award will ensure that the U.S. Army’s Chinook fleet has spare engines to support future missions and available engines for Boeing’s Philadelphia Production... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for four UH-60Ms

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for four UH-60Ms

3-Mar-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $53,869,392 modification (P00178) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for four UH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2010 special funds in the amount of $53,869,392 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command,... Read more

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