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Chinook in Afghanistan

As the Association of the US Army (AUSA) hosted an annual aviation symposium on 13-14 January, army aviation leaders bluntly called attention to the branch’s future predicament. Col Randolph Rotte, aviation division chief on the army’s headquarters staff, issued a call for immediate action. There is currently no strategy to replace the Boeing CH-47 Chinook, […]

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Northrop Wins Hybrid Airship Deal

Northrop Grumman intends to spark a hybrid airship revival with a $517 million contract awarded today to deliver three slightly heavier-than-air aircraft to the US Army for deployment to Afghanistan. Partnering with UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles, Northrop captured the award for the long-endurance multi-intelligence vehicle (LEMV) programme despite a strong rival bid led by Lockheed Martin‘s Skunk […]

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AVX Conversion Process of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

AVX Aircraft is targeting helicopter and non-helicopter prime contractors to sell the Fort Worth, Texas-based start-up’s coaxial rotor and dual ducted fan concept for the US Army, AVX founder Troy Gaffey confirms. Gaffey, a retired chief engineer of Bell Helicopter, is seeking partners to launch the project in advance of a potential competition to replace the […]

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Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle

Nearly four years after botching its attempt to replace its ageingsignals intelligence platform, the US Army has regrouped with a newstrategy to recapitalise all of its intelligence, surveillance andreconnaissance ISR aircraft with a mix of five platforms anchored by anew design for a long-endurance, hybrid airship.The centrepiece of the army’s envisaged fleet of imagery and […]

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