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January 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued an $18.5-million contract to procure six additional months of...
December 26, 2013
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has granted a $105.3-million contract to Sikorsky Aircraft for modifications on eight...
December 26, 2013
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has issued an $11.2-million extension to Bell Helicopter as part of the H-1 upgrade effort for the U.S. Marine...
December 20, 2013
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has issued an $18.5-million contract to Hurst, Texas-based Bell Helicopter Textron to supply contractor logistics...
December 18, 2013
Sikorsky Aircraft has delivered the first batch of four S-70i helicopters to the Brunei Ministry of Defense, including two during the recent Bridex Exhibition and Conference in Jerudong. The...
December 18, 2013
Rolls-Royce has agreed to support the AE 1107C engines for the Bell-Boeing V-22 fleet operated by the U.S. Marine...
December 11, 2013
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has granted a $33-million contract to the Bell-Boeing Joint Project in Amarillo, Texas. The agreement covers engineering and technical support for...
December 4, 2013
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has granted a $46.9-million agreement to Sikorsky Aircraft to convert 26 UH-60M Black Hawks...
December 1, 2013
The U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) has moved a major step forward with the first run of the competing engines now complete. ITEP was created to find replacement engines for the General Electric T-700s that power the Boeing AH-64 Apache and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk. The new engines will provide power in the 3,000 SHP range compared to the 2,000 SHP range of the T-700 they will...
December 1, 2013
Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace has conducted the initial trials of a system that combines multiple sensors and database information into a single 3-D view of the outside world – Synthetic Vision Avionics Backbone (SVAB). The system merges various sensors with the manufacturer’s Synthetic Vision System (SVS) to improve visibility in degraded visual...
November 26, 2013
The UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) has now begun training with the latest version of its Eurocopter Puma helicopter, the Puma Mk2. A £260-million (around $420-million) investment by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) will see 24 new Puma Mk2 conversions from the older type of aircraft, which will allow the type to overcome obsolescence issues so that it can continue its role as a battlefield...
November 22, 2013
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $13.9-million contract to Hurst, Texas-based Bell Helicopter for an AH-1Z flight training device...
November 22, 2013
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has exercised an option for seven additional UH-60Ms from Sikorsky. The...
November 13, 2013
Boeing has now officially taken the AH-64D out of production as of September, being replaced by the AH-64E, initially delivered as the AH-64D Lot III. The majority of the D Model Apaches were rebuilt from the AH-64A, including 713 AH-64Ds delivered to the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army also received 68 new builds as replacement aircraft. First delivery of the more advanced AH-64E was made in October 2011, with...
November 11, 2013
The Philadelphia office of the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) has issued an $8.8-million contract to Thales Communication to repair six items in...
November 11, 2013
Honeywell International’s facility in Tempe, Ariz. has received a $19.1-million contract for technical, logistics...
November 8, 2013
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has granted $86.8 million to Sikorsky Aircraft for two additional Lot II anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare S-70Bs for the Brazilian...
November 7, 2013
U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM)’s Directorate of Acquisition has granted three contract modifications – to AAR Airlift Group, Columbia Helicopters and Construction Helicopters – related to...
November 6, 2013
The U.S. Army is expanding its capabilities to protect the Persian Gulf region through joint training exercises with the U.S. Navy and friendly Middle East countries. Particular emphasis is being placed on working with the Navy to develop tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) for littoral (close to shore) operations in the region, to include over-water survival training and shipboard landings. The Texas...
November 5, 2013
Sikorsky Aircraft has gone through the initial testing phase of the 35-foot main and 10-foot tail rotor blades for the CH-53K, the heavy lift helicopter being developed for the U.S. Marine Corps. The blades are designed to meet USMC requirements for the CH-53K’s maximum gross weight of 88,000 lbs. Mike Torok, CH-53K vice president at Sikorsky, notes that the blades are important in helping...
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