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ONR’s Autonomous Resupply Program a Finalist for NAA Award

The National Aeronautic Association has selected an Office of Naval Research-led autonomous helicopter flight demonstration program as a finalist for the nonprofit organization’s Robert J. Collier Trophy. ONR partnered with Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary to develop the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System in an effort to accelerate the delivery of ammunition, equipment, food, …

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Army’s AMRDEC Org Conducts Quality Assurance Test on Apache Helicopters for South Korea

A quality assurance team from the U.S. Army‘s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center has inspected AH-64 Apache attack helicopters South Korea purchased through a foreign military sales deal with the U.S. government. The center performs QA tests to help ensure that domestically made systems or services sold to international defense customers meet the same quality standards required for the …

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OpenTheBooks: DoD Has Transferred $2B in Surplus Military Gear to Local Police Depts Since 2006

OpenTheBooks, a watchdog group that monitors government spending activities, has found that the Defense Department has transferred approximately $2.2 billion in surplus military equipment to local police departments across the U.S. since 2006. Adam Andrzejewski, founder and CEO of OpenTheBooks, wrote in an opinion piece for Forbes published Tuesday the organization also …

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Sikorsky, Turkey Aim to Bolster Helicopter Exports with $3.5B Black Hawk Program; Mick Maurer Comments

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the Turkish government have struck a $3.5 billion helicopter production deal that aims to strengthen Turkey’s multi-mission capabilities and aerospace export programs, Defense News reported Monday. Burak Ege Bekdil writes that Sikorsky will build utility helicopters with an industry team of Turkish contractors under the country’s …

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Boeing, 3 Others Eyeing Contract to Replace Vietnam-era Helicopters

Boeing Co. and at least three other companies are hoping to to win a contract with the U.S. Army to replace its existing Vietnam-era scout helicopters, according to a Reuters article. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the Army plans to replace the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter by 2025, with a model Bell Helicopter, a …

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