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October 1, 2015, 9:08 AM

U.S. Army Issues Request for Improved Turbine Engine Design

The service will award 'up to two' contracts for a two-year preliminary design phase of the engine planned for Apache and Blackhawk helicopters.

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U-2 takeoff
Sep 6, 2015 - 5:15 PM
Sixty years after its first flight, the fabled spyplane is the testbed for revolutionary plug-and-play technology.
Sep 3, 2015 - 7:16 AM
Debut of Mi-24 testbed at MAKS; full development machine to follow in 2018
Common Infrared Countermeasures system
Sep 1, 2015 - 9:40 AM
The Common Infrared Countermeasures Systems will eventually protect hundreds of helicopters and other aircraft from missile threats.
Aug 31, 2015 - 3:27 PM
No orders yet, but development continues, including radar and weapons
Aug 31, 2015 - 6:54 AM
The Russian naval air arm wants more than 50 Su-30SMs, and the soon-to-fly Brahmos cruise missile.
P-8A Poseidon
Aug 28, 2015 - 12:08 PM
Valued at $1.49 billion, the contract modification includes the first P-8As for delivery to the Royal Australian Air Force.
MQ-8C Fire Scout
Aug 26, 2015 - 9:57 PM
Operators flew the unmanned helicopter out to 150 nm from Point Mugu, California. It completed 11-hour flight with an hour of fuel in reserve.
Aug 26, 2015 - 10:07 AM
Pan-European UCAV demonstrator advances, while progress with the all-British equivalent remains unclear
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
Aug 25, 2015 - 3:37 PM
F-22s will deploy to Europe for inaugural training mission 'soon,' but the Air Force did not reveal the timing or location of the deployment.
FlyEye mini-UAV
Aug 25, 2015 - 2:31 PM
Foreign OEMs are teaming with Indian companies who will bid for the work.