Author Archives: S. L. Fuller

Army Wins Appeal Against Leonardo Lawsuit Blocking UH-72 Sole-Source Contracts

The Army has won an appeal against Leonardo’s lawsuit attempting to block its pursuit of sole-source contracts for Airbus’ UH-72 Lakota helicopters. The U.S. Court of Appeals announced its decision Jan. 23 reversing a 2016 court decision in a lawsuit filed by defense contractor Leonardo, then known as AgustaWestland, which claimed the Army must allow for open […]

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Army Wins Appeal Against Leonardo Lawsuit Blocking UH-72 Sole-Source Contracts

The Army has won an appeal against Leonardo’s lawsuit attempting to block its pursuit of sole-source contracts for Airbus’ UH-72 Lakota helicopters. The U.S. Court of Appeals announced its decision Tuesday reversing a 2016 court decision in a lawsuit filed by defense contractor Leonardo, then known as AgustaWestland, which claimed the Army must allow for […]

U.S. Army Pursues UH-72A Procurement After Lawsuit Derailment

The U.S. Army is moving forward with a plan to buy more UH-72 Lakotas after a lawsuit blocked a previous effort to add more than a dozen of the Airbus utility aircraft to its training fleet.  A sources-sought notice released Jan. 4 outlined the Army’s interest in procuring up to 35 “new FAA certified EC-145 aircraft to supplement […]

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GAO Denies L-3, DynCorp Protests On Army Aviation Support Contract Loss

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied two protests on the $387 million Army contract for training support at Fort Rucker, Ala. Both DynCorp International LLC and L-3 [LLL] Army Sustainment LLC protested the contract award to M1 Support Services, which was announced in September. L-3 had been the incumbent contractor for more than a […]

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U.S. Army Pursues UH-72A Procurement After Lawsuit Derailment

The U.S. Army is moving forward with a plan to buy more UH-72 Lakotas after a lawsuit blocked a previous effort to add more than a dozen of the Airbus utility aircraft to its training fleet.  A sources-sought notice released Jan. 4 outlined the Army’s interest in procuring up to 35 “new FAA certified EC-145 aircraft to […]

Bell To Speed Up FVL Acquisition With V-280 Prototype, But Army Calls It A Demonstrator

Bell Helicopter’s V-280 Valor is ready to carry troops into combat as a functional tilt-rotor airframe, company officials claim.  The experimental aircraft is ready to enter the acquisition cycle and move beyond the early development phases, according to a company official. Bell’s director of global military business development, Carl Coffman says the Future Vertical Lift […]