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Boeing Anticipates CH-47F Block II Chinook Production Contract in FY 2021

CH-47F Chinook

Boeing expects the U.S. Army to award a first production contract for the new variant of its CH-47 Chinook helicopter in fiscal year 2021, Defense News reported Thursday. “At this time, we really see no technical or programmatic challenges standing in the way of rewarding the Lot 1 production contract this fiscal year,” Heather McBryan, Boeing’s director of global sales and marketing, said of the CH-47F Block II variant. “We’ve been working closely with the Army to lay out a plan to meet all of our milestones and show a low-risk path to a first unit equipped in 2025, which was, you know, as planned originally."

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Tim Malia on Sikorsky's X2 Helicopter Technology

Tim Malia on Sikorsky's X2 Helicopter Technology - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Tim Malia, director of future vertical lift-light at Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary, told The War Zone in an interview published Wednesday about the X2 helicopter technology and its potential role in the development of FVL aircraft. “The term X2 technology refers to a suite of technologies developed by Sikorsky that enable the X2 aircraft to operate at high speed while improving operational capability, maneuverability, agility, survivability, and lethality at the landing zone,“ Malia said.

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Leonardo Demonstrates Helicopter for FAA Certification

Leonardo Demonstrates Helicopter for FAA Certification - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Leonardo has conducted flight tests for a single-engine helicopter in a move to attain certification from the Federal Aviation Administration, Rotor and Wing International reported Tuesday. The company is pitching its TH-119 helicopter to the U.S. Navy as a training rotorcraft, and requires an instrument flight rules certification that verifies an aircraft's ability to traverse through austere weather conditions.

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Boeing-Sikorsky Team Previews Helicopter for Army Joint Multi-Role Tech Demo Program

Boeing-Sikorsky Team Previews Helicopter for Army Joint Multi-Role Tech Demo Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing and Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary have unveiled a helicopter platform the industry team has built for a U.S. Army technology demonstrator effort. SB>1 Defiant will take part in the military service’s Joint Multi-Role Tech Demo and is designed to operate twice the range and speed of traditional helicopters, Boeing said Wednesday. The …

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Rockwell Collins to Update Army CH-47F Chinook Avionics

Rockwell Collins to Update Army CH-47F Chinook Avionics - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Rockwell Collins has landed a potential five-year contract to update and repair components of the common avionics architecture systems equipped on the U.S. Army‘s CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The aircraft’s CAAS uses the Flight2 open systems architecture to combine communications, navigation and mission subsystems for integrated performance and situational awareness, the company …

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Army Tests Sikorsky-DARPA Autonomous Flight System on Modified Commercial Helicopter

Army Tests Sikorsky-DARPA Autonomous Flight System on Modified Commercial Helicopter - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Army has demonstrated an autonomous and optionally-piloted technology that Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary developed with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency through DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System program. Lockheed said Monday Army pilots tested the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft — a modified version of the S-76B commercial helicopter — and onboard …

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