Archive: Army

Apache Attack Helicopter. Photo: Boeing

Army Pursuing Multi-Year Deal For Boeing Apache Helicopters

The Army is pursuing a multi-year deal with Boeing [BA] to procure between 240 and 450 AH-64E Echo variant Apache helicopters that could be worth between $5 billion and $10 billion depending on quantity, according to a service spokeswoman. Army spokeswoman Sofia Bledsoe said Thursday in an email the procurement would also involve Apaches for […]

K-MAX. Photo by Lockheed Martin

Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo

The Navy and Marine Corps have begun the process of outlining the requirements for an unmanned cargo helicopter but as of yet have not established a timeframe for declaring a program of record, the Navy’s program manager for cargo unmanned aerial systems said Thursday. Navy Capt. Patrick Smith of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) said […]

Air Force F-16s, 54th Fighter Group prepare for take off during Bold Quest 14.2 on Holloman AFB, N.M. 
Photo: Holloman Public Affairs Office

More Bang For Scarce Resources: Bold Quest, NIE Align, Offer Joint Training

For the first time, the Joint Staff’s coalition capability assessment known as Bold Quest has aligned with the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) in an event known as NIE/BQ 14.2, sharing resources and saving money while using White Sands Missile Range N.M., Holloman AFB, N.M., and Ft. Bliss, Texas. At the same time, the events […]


Army Wants Information On Hard Kill Countermeasures For Ground Vehicles

By May 21, the Army wants industry responses to a Request for Information (RFI) for a ground vehicle active protection hard kill counter measures (HKCM) system. The RFI from Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is for planning purposes only and is open to U.S. and foreign responders. RDECOM is particularly interested in HKCM […]