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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Program Insider: Programs Updates

Military — The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command requested that the purchasing schedule to buy the CV-22 tiltrotor Ospreys be accelerated with eight of the Ospreys to be bought every year beginning in FY10.

Military— The U.S. Navy has locked in the requirements for the CH-53K, resolving weight, center of gravity and gearbox design issues.

Military— The U.S. Army deployed the CH-47F to Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army is completing fielding the F-models to its fourth unit.

Utility— Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. successfully ground tested the X2 with the pusher propeller installed and spinning for the first time.

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