Tag Archives: AH-64 Apache

Army OKs Capabilities Document for Future Vertical Lift Program

The U.S. Army has approved the draft of a capabilities development document for assault helicopters intended to support the service branch's Future Vertical Lift program, DefenseNews reported Wednesday. The Army seeks to purchase and field two long-range assault aircraft units to replace its AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk fleet.

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Report: Pentagon’s DOT&E Reviews Army Helicopter Countermeasures Tech

The Defense Department‘s Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation has evaluated the performance of a directional infrared countermeasures technology installed on U.S. Army helicopters, The Drive reported Thursday. DOT&E found that the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure technology, built by Northrop Grumman, did not perform well in “theater” operations due to …

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Gen. Daniel Allyn: Tech Modernization, Cybersecurity Among Army’s Near-Term Priorities

U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn has said the military branch aims to divest its obsolete or redundant systems and modernize equipment of troops, Army Times reported Monday. Michelle Tan writes the Army’s priorities include fielding new active protective systems for ground and aerial vehicles, upgrading its fleet of helicopters and mitigating cyber …

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Army Plans Modernization Through Intell Tool Updates, New Procurements

U.S. Army officials say that updates to the Distributed Common Ground System – Army intelligence tool will work to address identified challenges in complexity and ease of use, the Army News Service reported Wednesday. C. Todd Lopez writes that Army leaders discussed DCGS-A among the service’s other modernization initiatives during a hearing with …

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FY 2015 Omnibus Bill Sets $1.5B for Boeing-Built Attack Jets

U.S. lawmakers have included language in the $1.1 trillion “omnibus” spending bill that sets aside $1.46 billion to purchase 15 additional Boeing-built electronic attack planes, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes the additional funds will extend operations at Boeing’s St. Louis-based production facility for EA-18G Growlers through 2017. The omnibus bill also sets aside $224 million …

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