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HN for Wed., January 17, 2017, Vol. 44, Issue 2.

Newsletter Army Consolidates Apache Testing With New Missile, Other Capability Upgrades In order to concurrently test fire a new missile from the aircraft, the Army is delaying follow-on test and evaluation of the AH-64E Apache gunship by a year, according to service aviation officials. To “increase efficiency and effectiveness” of testing technology insertions in the […]

AC&A Acquires Aerospace Composites Manufacturer Encore

AC&A, a portfolio company of the private equity firm AE Industrial Partners, has acquired EnCore Composite Structures in a deal that bolsters the company’s composites business. Terms of the deal, which closed on Dec. 21, 2017, were not disclosed. “The acquisition of ECS represents a strategic addition to the unique composites platform that we are building,” […]

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 […]

Army Consolidates Apache Testing With New Missile, Other Capability Upgrades

In order to concurrently test fire a new missile from the aircraft, the Army is delaying follow-on test and evaluation of the AH-64E Apache gunship by a year, according to service aviation officials. To “increase efficiency and effectiveness” of testing technology insertions in the AH-64E, FOT&E – previously scheduled for the third quarter of fiscal […]

HN for Wed., January 3, 2017, Vol. 44, Issue 1.

Newsletter Marines Take Over Testing Of Robotic Resupply Helicopter The Marine Corps will take over testing of an autonomous UH-1 Huey after a successful final test of the robotic aircraft on Dec. 13 in which it demonstrated the ability to perform combat resupply missions without a pilot. Developed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) […]

Marines Take Over Testing Of Robotic Resupply Helicopter

The Marine Corps will take over testing of an autonomous UH-1 Huey after a successful final test of the robotic aircraft on Dec. 13 in which it demonstrated the ability to perform combat resupply missions without a pilot. Developed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Aurora Flight Sciences, the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System […]

Bell V-280 Tiltrotor Prototype Achieves First Flight

The V-280 Valor advanced tiltrotor lifted off Dec. 18, marking a first for Bell Helicopter’s offering in the Army’s Joint Multirole technology demonstration (JMR-TD). The company did not immediately provide information about the duration or other characteristics of the V-280’s first flight. Video and still images from the company show the aircraft lifting off from […]

HN for Wed., December 6, 2017, Vol. 43, Issue 25.

Newsletter Senate Appropriators Boost Army Vehicle, Aircraft Funding By Billions Army aircraft and combat vehicle procurement stand to receive billions in additional funding under a funding bill proposed by Senate appropriators on Nov. 21.   The Senate Appropriations Committee added more than $1 billion to the Army’s fiscal 2018 request of $3.4 billion for combat […]

Senate Appropriators Boost Army Vehicle, Aircraft Funding By Billions

Army aircraft and combat vehicle procurement stand to receive billions in additional funding under a funding bill proposed by Senate appropriators on Nov. 21.   The Senate Appropriations Committee added more than $1 billion to the Army’s fiscal 2018 request of $3.4 billion for combat vehicle procurement and modernization. A majority share of that increase […]