Tag Archives: Future Vertical Lift

Lt. Gen. Eric Smith on Marine Corps’ Unmanned Aerial Platform ‘MUX’

Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, deputy commandant for combat development and integration at the U.S. Marine Corps, said the naval integration between the Navy and the Marines is shaping how program managers decide on procurements, including the acquisition of an unmanned aerial system called the Marine Air-Ground Task Force UAS Expeditionary, USNI News reported Monday.

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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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Mark Esper: Army Could Free Up $25B to Support Six Modernization Priorities

Army Secretary Mark Esper has said the service has evaluated every activity and program within the “equipping peg” and identified $25B in funds that could be shifted toward its top six priorities for modernization, Defense News reported Monday. The service’s modernization priorities are the next-generation combat vehicle; long-range precision fires; network; soldier lethality; future vertical lift; and air and missile defense.

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Multiservice Partnership Continues Power System Development Efforts

The U.S. Army‘s Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center collaborates with the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and industry partners to explore hybrid power systems for a proposed Future Vertical Lift program. The multiservice collaboration builds upon previous work on a lithium-ion battery technology that was designed to help power F-22 aircraft, the first Mars Rover …

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