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US Army to buy 31 simulators from Ryan Aerospace

US Army to buy 31 simulators from Ryan Aerospace

Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has been awarded a contract to supply more than 30 HELIMOD Mark III helicopter simulators for the US Army at Fort Rucker, Alabama – the world’s largest helicopter training facility.  The contract is part of the Army’s “Aviator Training Next” or “ATN” Program, an experimental, yet innovative, new way to provide helicopter… Read more »

Source: Ryan Aerospace, 11-Nov-19

Air Center signs HCare Smart contract for Airbus H225 fleet

Air Center signs HCare Smart contract for Airbus H225 fleet

Air Center Helicopters, Inc (ACHI) has signed a set of HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contracts for 10 of its Airbus H225 helicopters. These aircraft are currently in operation with the U.S. Armed Forces for passenger transport, Special Operations Forces training, vertical replenishment and casualty evacuation missions. The HCare Smart contracts cover a three-year period and have been customized to meet the material support and spare parts requirements… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Nov-19

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Lockheed Martin to produce M-TUR for AH-64E Apache

Lockheed Martin to produce M-TUR for AH-64E Apache

The U.S. Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $40.6 million contract to produce Modernized Turrets (M-TUR) for the AH-64E Apache helicopter, an upgrade to the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight and Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system with enhanced operational and performance capabilities. The eyes of the Apache are getting an upgrade that… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 25-Oct-19

Safety message extends lifecycle for Black Hawk parts

Safety message extends lifecycle for Black Hawk parts

Recent guidance from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command breathes additional life into several dynamic components of the Black Hawk helicopter, ultimately improving readiness for the workhorse of Army aviation. An AMCOM safety message dated Sept. 9, updated the time to change out or retire more than 20 parts, increasing component time for aircraft… Read more »

Source: US Army, 24-Oct-19

Sikorsky Introduces RAIDER X™

Sikorsky Introduces RAIDER X™

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), introduced RAIDER X™, its concept for an agile, lethal and survivable compound coaxial helicopter, specifically designed for securing vertical lift dominance against evolving peer and near-peer threats on the future battlefield. Through the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program, RAIDER X is the out-front platform in… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Oct-19

US Army trialing new helicopter pilot training program

US Army trialing new helicopter pilot training program

With inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci, the 23rd Flying Training Squadron here is transforming the learning environment with the intent of developing vertical-lift aviators better trained and prepared to conduct homeland security, combat search and rescue, and special operations missions. The first six students to complete the experimental specialized undergraduate pilot training – helicopter curriculum… Read more »

Source: US Army, 15-Oct-19

NFAC tests next-generation military helicopter

NFAC tests next-generation military helicopter

The U.S. Army is looking to improve its aviation technology and recently called upon the AEDC National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, to advance this effort. Engineers from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and The Boeing Company, in partnership with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center Army… Read more »

Source: Arnold Air Force Base, 15-Oct-19

Bell introduces B360 Invictus for US Army FARA Competitive Prototype

Bell introduces B360 Invictus for US Army FARA Competitive Prototype

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced a new rotorcraft, Bell 360 Invictus, as the company’s entrant for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program. Bell’s innovative approach to designing the Bell 360 Invictus combines proven low-risk technologies with advanced processes to deliver soldiers an affordable, agile and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Oct-19

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Bell teams with Collins for US Army FARA program

Bell teams with Collins for US Army FARA program

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a teaming agreement with Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), as Bell competes for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program. Bell is designing a vertical lift aircraft, as part of the contract awarded in April… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Oct-19

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US Army starts testing UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter digital cockpit

US Army starts testing UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter digital cockpit

Combat aviators here are conducting operational tests of Army modernization efforts using three UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters. The UH-60V Black Hawk will retrofit the Army’s remaining UH-60L helicopter fleet’s analog cockpits with a digital cockpit, similar to the UH-60M helicopter. Retrofitting aircraft that are already owned by the Army is a major cost saving measure… Read more »

Source: US Army, 30-Sep-19

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Kopin Advanced Color LCD Microdisplay Designed in Pilot HMDs for US Army

Kopin Advanced Color LCD Microdisplay Designed in Pilot HMDs for US Army

Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a U.S. developer of display systems for wearable technologies and military applications,  announced its super high-performance Brillian liquid crystal display (LCD) has been designed into a customer’s helmet-mounted display (HMD) system for the US Army’s helicopter pilots. The Brillian display incorporates advanced designs and processing techniques to produce unsurpassed image performance… Read more »

Source: Kopin, 11-Sep-19

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US sends 60 training helicopters to Colombia

US sends 60 training helicopters to Colombia

Fighting illegal drug trafficking is done to safeguard national security, and this fight is supported by security assistance programs executed for the Army by Security Assistance Command. USASAC has used one such program, Section 333, to transfer 60 TH-67 Training Bell Model helicopters to the Regional Helicopter Training Center in Melgar, Colombia. The helicopters had… Read more »

Source: US Army Security Assistance Command, 11-Sep-19

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New US Army PIF division chief focuses on modernization

New US Army PIF division chief focuses on modernization

The U.S Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center Engineering Directorate Prototype Integration Facility announced a new division chief. Miranda Oden was named the new CCDC Aviation & Missile Center PIF division chief in July. She takes over for Danny Featherston, who retired from government service in April after 15 years leading the… Read more »

Source: US Army, 26-Aug-19

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S.A.F.E. awarded US Army contract

S.A.F.E. awarded US Army contract

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety-first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, has announced that they have been awarded the contract to manufacture a full line of maintenance platforms, hangar equipment and specialty tooling for the United States… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs, 30-Jul-19

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Advanced Technology Systems Co. Awarded $18M Contract for Helicopter Maintenance

Advanced Technology Systems Co. Awarded $18M Contract for Helicopter Maintenance

Advanced Technology Systems Co. Inc.,* McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $17,896,404 firm-fixed-price contract for helicopter maintenance. Bids were solicited via the internet with nine received. Work will be performed in Fort Benning, Georgia, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2024. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $400,000 were… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Jul-19

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Boeing Awarded $48M Contract for AH-64E Production Line Improvement

Boeing Awarded $48M Contract for AH-64E Production Line Improvement

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $47,684,233 modification (P00029) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for Version 6/Improved Drive System-enhancement cut-in on the Apache Attack Helicopter (AH)-64E production line and for the Apache Longbow Crew Trainers.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2022.  Fiscal 2010, 2018 and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jul-19

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Lockheed Awarded $106M Contract for Apache Attack Helicopter Support

Lockheed Awarded $106M Contract for Apache Attack Helicopter Support

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $106,108,230 firm-fixed-price domestic and foreign military sales (Netherlands and United Kingdom) contract for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor systems, subcomponent production and technical services for the Apache Attack Helicopter.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  Work locations and funding will be determined… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jul-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $91M Contract for H-60 Support

Sikorsky Awarded $91M Contract for H-60 Support

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $91,291,064 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract to provide engineering and other support services for all versions of the H-60 Blackhawk.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2024. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Jun-19

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Hamilton Sundstrand Awarded $17M Contract for Helicopter Flight Control Computers

Hamilton Sundstrand Awarded $17M Contract for Helicopter Flight Control Computers

Hamilton Sundstrand, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, is to be awarded a $16,532,250 firm-fixed price contract for helicopter flight control computers.  This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  Location of performance is Arizona.  Using military service is the Army.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Jun-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $15M Contract for UH-60M Maintenance

Sikorsky Awarded $15M Contract for UH-60M Maintenance

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $14,991,526 modification (P00005) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 to procure the Post Green DD250 aircraft support, storage and maintenance for UH-60M aircraft for the Saudi Arabian Ministry of the National Guard. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jun-19

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Boeing Awarded $10M Contract for CH-47F Support

Boeing Awarded $10M Contract for CH-47F Support

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $10,115,993 modification (P00025) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0059 to support CH-47F Block II Engineering and Manufacturing Development program.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 27, 2021.  Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $10,115,993… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Jun-19

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US Army delivers 70 Kiowa Warriors and one Chinook to Greece

US Army delivers 70 Kiowa Warriors and one Chinook to Greece

Just 16 months from signing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance between the United States and Greece, the Security Assistance Command has delivered 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and one Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. The Hellenic army acquired the helicopters through an Excess Defense Articles program grant. USASAC executes EDA cases… Read more »

Source: US Army, 07-Jun-19

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Rockwell Collins Awarded $49M Contract for UH-60 Display Unit Overhaul

Rockwell Collins Awarded $49M Contract for UH-60 Display Unit Overhaul

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $49,114,577 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the display unit for the UH- 60 Blackhawk helicopter.  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 3, 2024.  U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jun-19

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V-280 scores top marks

V-280 scores top marks

The Bell V-280 Valor recently completed flight demonstrations of its low-speed agility key performance parameter (KPP) in the U.S. Army-led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program ahead of schedule. The V-280 Valor has now demonstrated in flight testing that it has the raw control power in pitch, roll, and yaw maneuvers to meet the Army’s Level… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-May-19

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Boeing Awarded $8M Contract for AH-64 Support Services

Boeing Awarded $8M Contract for AH-64 Support Services

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded an $8,415,141 modification (P00035) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-14-0055 for post-production support services for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.  Work will be performed in King Khalid Military City, Saudi Arabia; and Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2019.  Fiscal 2017 other… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-19

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Boeing Awarded $39M Contract for AH-64 Support

Boeing Awarded $39M Contract for AH-64 Support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $39,478,219 modification (PZ0017) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-17-C-0031 for post-production system support, which includes integrated product support, of the AH-64 aircraft in support of the Saudi Arabia National Guard. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; Hazelwood, Missouri; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with an… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-19

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Boeing Awarded $172M Contract for AH-64E Support

Boeing Awarded $172M Contract for AH-64E Support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $171,887,544 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price) contract for performance based logistics service in support of the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter fleet. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2018… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-19

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Potential pay review as US Army crews quit at record rate

Potential pay review as US Army crews quit at record rate

The US Army has had to come up with a plan of how to retain more pilots. They currently have a 10% attrition rate. This is due to competition from commercial airlines as well as aging air crews. The army is planning on boosting salaries, awarding pilots for each milestone they reach, as well as reimbursing their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Apr-19

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New Wheeler Army Airfield Airspace Design

New Wheeler Army Airfield Airspace Design

Wheeler Army Airfield will soon adopt their new layout plan for Class D and E airspace on April 25. Class D airspace now has an increased lateral extent from 1,800 feet to 3,300 feet. In collaboration with the FAA, Wheeler Army Airfield has worked on the changes for the past four years, reports AOPA.

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Apr-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $23M Contract for UH-60 Overhaul

Sikorsky Awarded $23M Contract for UH-60 Overhaul

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $23,441,543 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.  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 17, 2023.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US Dod, 22-Apr-19

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AVX Aircraft and L3 Technologies Unveil Leap-Ahead Design

AVX Aircraft and L3 Technologies Unveil Leap-Ahead Design

The AVX Aircraft Company and L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced their innovative compound coaxial helicopter (CCH) design, which is competing for Phase 1 of the U.S. Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA)-Competitive Prototype (CP) program competition. “We are collaborating to deliver a prototype that provides powerful leap-ahead capability for our warfighters at an affordable life-cycle cost.”… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft Company, 17-Apr-19

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MD Helicopters is approved as GFRC facility

MD Helicopters is approved as GFRC facility

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces that all military aircraft manufactured as part of the Company’s $1.4 Billion IDIQ Contract are now produced under the U.S. Army-mandated Ground and Flight Risk Clause (GFRC). Implemented pursuant to a February 5, 2019, Contract Modification, the DFAR 25.228-370 GFRC regulations went in to effect at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona facility… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 10-Apr-19

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Elbit to supply Common Helmet Mounted Displays to US Army

Elbit to supply Common Helmet Mounted Displays to US Army

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC (“Elbit Systems of America”) was awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Army to provide a wide field of view Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) system. The contract which is in an… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 05-Mar-19

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US Army awards Raytheon contract

US Army awards Raytheon contract

 Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) won a $406 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract award from the U.S. Army for ARC-231A radio systems. The contract, which will be performed over the next five years, includes upgrades, production and support for up to 5,000 radios. Because the ARC-231A is software-defined, it can accommodate rapid upgrades without requiring the radio to be removed… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 27-Feb-19

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Advanced Turbine Engine Company Files Protest For ITEP

Advanced Turbine Engine Company Files Protest For ITEP

The Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) has protested the U.S. Army’s decision to award General Electric an Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract for its next generation of Black Hawk and Apache helicopter engines. ATEC is a joint venture of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). The… Read more »

Source: Advanced Turbine Engine Company, 22-Feb-19

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Boeing Awarded $13M Contract for Qatar Armed Forces AH-64E Support

Boeing Awarded $13M Contract for Qatar Armed Forces AH-64E Support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $12,850,128 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Qatar) contract for post-production support services for the Qatar Armed Forces AH-64E Apache helicopter fleet. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 14, 2024. Fiscal 2019… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Feb-19

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US Army selects GE’s T901 engine

US Army selects GE’s T901 engine

The U.S. Army has selected GE Aviation’s T901-GE-900 engine for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), the U.S. Army’s endeavor to re-engine its Boeing AH-64 Apaches and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks. “We are honored to be chosen by the Army to continue powering their Black Hawks and Apaches for… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 05-Feb-19

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US Airlines recruit Army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

US Airlines recruit Army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

US Airlines have started recruiting helicopter pilots from the US Army to fill the pilot shortage. Pilots from the army are easier to adapt and quick to learn. The pilot shortage was hit hard by the FAA changing the amount of training hours from 250 to 1,500. Army pilots however, only require 750 hours. They… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

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Sikorsky, Boeing Provide First Look at SB>1 DEFIANT™

Sikorsky, Boeing Provide First Look at SB>1 DEFIANT™

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company [NYSE: LMT], and Boeing [NYSE: BA] provided the first look at the SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program. The SB>1 DEFIANT™ is designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today’s conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and… Source: Sikorsky, 27-Jan-19

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Afghan MD530Fs to receive safety and endurance upgrades

Afghan MD530Fs to receive safety and endurance upgrades

The Afghan Air Force will be upgrading their MD530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters. This upgrade will include crashworthy and auxiliary fuel tanks to ensure their safety, endurance and range. The US Army is looking for vendors to source and install the fuel tanks. The Afghan Air Force currently own 30 MD530F helicopters and have 25 more… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jan-19

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AVX and L3 Submit Proposal for US Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft

AVX and L3 Submit Proposal for US Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft

AVX Aircraft Company and L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced the submission of a joint proposal for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program. The AVX/L3 solution combines AVX Aircraft’s rich history of coaxial rotor platforms and propulsion systems with L3’s proven products; systems engineering; weapons, sensor and communications systems integration; and full-rate… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft Company, 03-Jan-19

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Boeing Awarded $49M Contract for Foreign Military Sales of AH-64E

Boeing Awarded $49M Contract for Foreign Military Sales of AH-64E

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $49,210,651 firm-fixe-price Foreign Military Sales (Qatar) contract for Maintenance Augmentation Team services for the Qatari Air Force AH-64E aircraft. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2024. Fiscal 2018 operations and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jan-19

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Lockheed Awarded $10M Contract for Apache Modernized Vision Sensors

Lockheed Awarded $10M Contract for Apache Modernized Vision Sensors

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $10,219,884 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) Foreign Military Sales (Qatar) contract for support services for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor for the Apache Attack helicopter. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Dec-18

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Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks

Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks

U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) completed a foreign military sales (FMS) case to deliver eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to partner country Tunisia this summer. The Black Hawks will provide Tunisia with cargo/personnel transport, medical evacuation and combat operations capabilities. The case value is more than $338 million. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US Army, 04-Dec-18

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Fort McCoy celebrates 40 years of the Black Hawk

Fort McCoy celebrates 40 years of the Black Hawk

UH-60 Black Hawk has been the Army’s front line utility helicopter for the past 40 years, and it shows no signs of letting up, said service officials at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.The helicopter is a regular fixture every year at Fort McCoy, Wis., particularly during major exercises such as the Combat Support Training Exercise. Black Hawk crews… Read more »

Source: US Army, 03-Dec-18

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Lockheed Awarded $79M Contract for Apache Night Vision Sensor Systems

Lockheed Awarded $79M Contract for Apache Night Vision Sensor Systems

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $79,383,886 modification (0006 03) to contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for night vision sensor systems, subcomponent production and technical services for the Apache attack helicopter. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Oct…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Nov-18

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Rockwell Collins awarded five-year US Army contract

Rockwell Collins awarded five-year US Army contract

Rockwell Collins has secured a five-year contract with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) Logistics Center (ALC) to provide current component upgrades and additional component repair capabilities for the Common Avionics Architecture Systems (CAAS) on the Army’s CH-47F Chinook helicopter fleet. “With this contract, we’re able to upgrade the first generation of CAAS hardware at… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 19-Nov-18

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SGT Wins Contracts to Support US Army Black Hawk

SGT Wins Contracts to Support US Army Black Hawk

Siemens Government Technologies (SGT), Inc., has recently received two separate contract awards under Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) for the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, which is a major element of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Siemens will further improve infrastructure and enhance readiness, building on energy efficiency programs it has already… Read more »

Source: Siemens Government Technologies, 15-Nov-18

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US Army Tests DARPA Autonomous Flight System

US Army Tests DARPA Autonomous Flight System

An S-76B commercial helicopter flew over a small crowd gathered at Fort Eustis, Virginia, landed in an adjacent field after adjusting to miss a vehicle, and rose up to hover perfectly motionless for several minutes. The mid-October demonstration was remarkable because the pilot carried out the maneuvers using supervised autonomy in an aircraft equipped with… Read more »

Source: DARPA, 31-Oct-18

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Boeing Awarded $242M Contract for Procurement and Remanufacture of AH-64Es

Boeing Awarded $242M Contract for Procurement and Remanufacture of AH-64Es

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $242,109,170 modification (P00021) to foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for the remanufacture of eight, and procurement of nine new-build Apache AH-64E aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2023. Fiscal 2010 foreign military sales funds in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Oct-18

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Sikorsky Awarded $29M Contract for UH-60 Support

Sikorsky Awarded $29M Contract for UH-60 Support

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $28,741,847 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, and United Arab Emirates) contract for contractor field service representative support for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-18

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Boeing Awarded $34M Contract for Cargo Helicopter Environment Kits

Boeing Awarded $34M Contract for Cargo Helicopter Environment Kits

The Boeing Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $33,786,581 firm-fixed-price contract for cargo platform health environment kits for cargo 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 Dec. 26, 2020. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-18

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Boeing Awarded $199M Contract for H-47 Rotor Blade Support

Boeing Awarded $199M Contract for H-47 Rotor Blade Support

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $198,927,812 firm-fixed-price contract for performance-based logistics support of the Chinook H-47 forward and aft rotor blades and associated containers. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2023…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-18

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Sikorsky Awarded $61M Contract for UH-60 Repairs

Sikorsky Awarded $61M Contract for UH-60 Repairs

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $60,947,957 firm-fixed-price contract for repair of the Utility Helicopter-60 Blackhawk 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 Sept. 24, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Sep-18

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Boeing Awarded $96M Contract for AH-64, A/MH-6M and H-47 Support

Boeing Awarded $96M Contract for AH-64, A/MH-6M and H-47 Support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $92,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering, analysis, test and technical support services to substantiate candidate concepts/designs and to achieve Army and the Department of Defense technology mission objectives for technologies and services for the AH-64 Apache, A/MH-6M Little Bird and the H-47 Chinook. Bids were solicited via… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Sep-18

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US Army conducts first operational test of UH60V Black Hawk

US Army conducts first operational test of UH60V Black Hawk

Experimental test pilots from Redstone Test Center (RTC) here teamed with operational pilots, crewmembers and ground troops from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), Fort Bragg, N.C. to put two prototype UH–60V Black Hawk helicopters through their paces during a recent limited user test (LUT). The UH–60V digital Black Hawk will refit the U.S. Army’s… Read more »

Source: US Army, 18-Sep-18

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Honeywell Awarded $20M Contract for CH-47 Engine Support

Honeywell Awarded $20M Contract for CH-47 Engine Support

Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded a $20,206,856 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, and time and materials) contract for engineering logistical support services for the CH-47 T55-GA-714A engine, engine components, and related systems. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-18

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Lockheed Awarded $12M Contract for Apache Refurbishment

Lockheed Awarded $12M Contract for Apache Refurbishment

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $12,417,632 modification (0007) to contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for refurbishment support services for the Apache attack helicopter.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $12,417,632 were obligated at the time of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Aug-18

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Idaho National Guard trains with Royal Thai Army

Idaho National Guard trains with Royal Thai Army

Soldiers from the headquarter companies of the Idaho Army National Guard’s 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion and the Royal Thai Army’s 2nd Infantry Battalion are conducting a staff exercise together as part of Hanuman Guardian 2018 Aug. 20 — 30 at the Royal Thai Army’s Cavalry Center in the Saraburi province. The staff exercise provides Soldiers… Read more »

Source: US Army, 28-Aug-18

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US Army Black Hawks to receive upgraded Doppler navigation system

US Army Black Hawks to receive upgraded Doppler navigation system

The U.S. Army has selected BAE Systems to provide touch screen computer display units (CDU) as an upgrade to the company’s ASN-128 Doppler GPS Navigation System on Black Hawk helicopters. The self-contained, all-weather, day or night navigation system enables Black Hawk pilots to view real-time flight plan data. This task order, which was awarded to… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 08-Aug-18

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LONGBOW Awarded $170 Million in Orders

LONGBOW Awarded $170 Million in Orders

LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LLC) and the U.S. Army have definitized contracts valued at $170.5 million to provide LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) hardware for Apache AH-64E helicopters supporting U.S. Army lots 7 and 8 plus three international customers. LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). The… Read more »

Source: LONGBOW LLC, 23-Jul-18

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Boeing awarded $181M contract for Procurement of 156 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters

Boeing awarded $181M contract for Procurement of 156 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $181,253,232 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of up to 156 Multi-Year II Block I configured CH-47F Chinook 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 Dec. 31, 2022. U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-18

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Boeing Receives Contract for Four Special Operations Chinooks

Boeing Receives Contract for Four Special Operations Chinooks

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a $139.8 million contract to provide four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. “The Army uses the MH-47G for some of its most difficult and challenging missions,” said Pat Donnelly, director, H-47 Domestic and Foreign Military Sale Programs. “By incorporating key Block II… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 18-Jul-18

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Boeing awarded $131M contract for the procurement of 4 MH-47G Block II Helicopters

Boeing awarded $131M contract for the procurement of 4 MH-47G Block II Helicopters

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $131,142,877 modification (P00003) to contract W91215-16-G-0001 for the procurement of four MH-47G Block II aircraft. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2020. Fiscal 2018 other procurement; Department of Defense; and other procurement (Army) funds in the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Jul-18

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Lockheed awarded $288M contract for Apache Pilot Night Vision Sensor Systems

Lockheed awarded $288M contract for Apache Pilot Night Vision Sensor Systems

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $288,347,355 modification (0006) to domestic and foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor Systems, subcomponent production, and technical services for the Apache attack helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jul-18

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Boeing Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

Boeing Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Army celebrated a major CH-47F Block II program milestone with the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly on June 27. “The CH-47F Block II represents tomorrow’s heavy lift readiness for the United States Army and her allied partners,” said Col. Greg Fortier,… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 02-Jul-18

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Boeing awarded $26M contract for 8 CH-47F Foreign Military Sales to Saudi Arabia

Boeing awarded $26M contract for 8 CH-47F Foreign Military Sales to Saudi Arabia

The Boeing Co.-Philadelphia, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $25,747,525 modification (P00091) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for eight CH-47F new-build helicopters for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command. Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2021. Fiscal 2017 foreign military sales… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-May-18

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Lockheed awarded $14M contract for AH-64 Apache refurbishment

Lockheed awarded $14M contract for AH-64 Apache refurbishment

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $14,158,360 modification (0004 01) to foreign military sales (United Kingdom) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for AH-64 Apache refurbishment items. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2021. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales funds in the amount of $14,158,360 were obligated at… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-May-18

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Boeing awarded $96M contract for Production of 36 AH-64E Apaches

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $96,383,695 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) foreign military sales (Republic of Korea) contract for production support services in support of the 36 AH-64E Apache helicopters. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-May-18

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Lockheed awarded $117M contract for AH-64 Modernized Laser Range Finder Designators

Lockheed awarded $117M contract for AH-64 Modernized Laser Range Finder Designators

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $116,883,758 modification (0005 04) to Foreign Military Sales (Netherlands) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for Modernized Laser Range Finder Designators in support of the Netherlands’ AH-64 Apache helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-18

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Boeing awarded $31M contract for support services for the Taiwan Armed Forces AH-64E fleet

Boeing awarded $31M contract for support services for the Taiwan Armed Forces AH-64E fleet

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $30,749,970 hybrid (cost, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-no-fee) Foreign Military Sales (Taiwan) contract for post-production support services for the Taiwan Armed Forces AH-64E aircraft fleet. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of March 31,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Apr-18

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Lockheed awarded $8M contract for Arrowhead upgrade kits for Egyptian Air Force AH-64 fleet

Lockheed awarded $8M contract for Arrowhead upgrade kits for Egyptian Air Force AH-64 fleet

For Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $7,720,628 modification (0005 05) to Foreign Military Sales (Egypt) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for Arrowhead upgrade kits in support of the Egyptian Air Force AH-64 Apache helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2022. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Apr-18

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Korean Air Lines awarded $9 contract for helicopter maintenance for the Air Force of the Republic of Korea

Korean Air Lines awarded $9 contract for helicopter maintenance for the Air Force of the Republic of Korea

Korean Air Lines Co. LTD, Seoul, Republic of Korea, was awarded a $9,091,396 modification (P00002) to Foreign Military Sales (Republic of Korea) contract W91QVN-17-D-0003 to provide join depot level maintenance service for helicopter maintenance for the Air Force of the Republic of Korea. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Apr-18

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Longbow awarded $15M contract for Procurement of support services for Korean Army AH-64E Guardian Apaches

Longbow awarded $15M contract for Procurement of support services for Korean Army AH-64E Guardian Apaches

Longbow LLC, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $15,200,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) Foreign Military Sales (Republic of Korea) contract for procurement of Fire Control Radar post-production support services in support of the Republic of Korea’s Army AH-64E Guardian Apache helicopters. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Apr-18

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Airbus to provide 16 Additional UH-72A Lakotas for the US Army

Airbus to provide 16 Additional UH-72A Lakotas for the US Army

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has received a contract modification valued at approximately $116 million to deliver 16 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The contract is the company’s second this year, highlighting the U.S. Army’s confidence and growth capability of the Lakota program. “We are proud of our partnership with the U.S. Army. As the world’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Mar-18

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