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US Army awards FLRAA demo and risk reduction contracts

US Army contracts have been awarded to the two companies competing in the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition for Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) Phase 2

Tech and training needed for FVL pilots to navigate congested airspace

Future rotorcraft pilots will need technology and training to operate in airspace filled with drones, the Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Next conference heard in March

US Army orders 24 more HH/UH-60Ms

Sikorsky has been awarded a US$30.96m contract by the US Army to deliver 24 additional HH/UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters to the service

US Army to receive four additional UH-60Ms

The US Army has awarded Sikorsky a US$53.8m contract modification, which covers the production and delivery of four more UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopters for the service

Sikorsky-Boeing team unveils Defiant X for US Army’s FLRAA campaign

The Sikorsky-Boeing team behind the SB>1 Defiant technology demonstrator has released the first details of the Defiant X coaxial compound helicopter as its offering for the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) campaign

US Army to receive 36 new Shadow Block III UAS

Textron Systems revealed on December 2 that it will deliver 36 new Block III-configured RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the US Army in a deal worth US$66m

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Aircraft Report: RAH-66 Comanche

Designed for pure stealth, Boeing-Sikorsky’s RAH-66 Comanche was one of the most exciting developments at the turn of the millennium, but the programme’s soaring costs meant it was not to be.

US Army signs for more MH-47G Block II Chinooks

On July 31, Boeing announced that it had been awarded a US$265m contract to build and deliver nine more MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters for the US Army’s Special Operations Aviation Command.

Jolly Green II, AH-64D complete first combined test mission

Sikorsky’s HH-60W Jolly Green II – the USAF’s newest combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter – has completed its first combined test mission with a US Army Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow.

CH-47 engine integration programme progresses

Boeing, GE Aviation, and the US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC) have further demonstrated the T408-GE-400 turboshaft engine’s performance on the CH-47 Chinook, following another successful ground test.