Oct 25, 2013
Doubts Swirl around Army's Next Generation Helicopter Fleet
Despite its long-term budget woes, the Army has come up with $217 million in seed money for a four-way contest on the future of Army rotorcraft that potentially could be worth billions to the defense industry contractors who come out ahead in the competition.
The Daily News-Record
Rallying The Troops
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steve Russell loads up before the "Defend Freedom" bus departs for Lynchburg on Tuesday.
US News & World Report
VIDEOS: Inside the New Bell V-280 Valor Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
Aviation wonks got a look Monday at the kind of aircraft that could become the primary workhorse for future conventional troops or commandos.
Oklahoma National Guard says goodbye to last of its Kiowa helicopters
"What an honor for our organization," Shock president Swetoha said. "I can't think of a player who deserves it more and she earned it through her hard work."
Sikorsky S-97 Raider begins final assembly
That puts the helicopter manufacturer - which is competing for the Army's Armed Aerial Scout program - on track for a first flight at the end of 2014.