All United States Army articles – Page 6

  • UH-60A "Autonomous Hawk"
    News

    USA won’t fly troops into battle aboard pilotless helicopters

    2015-12-22T21:15:47Z

    The US Army has no plans to ferry troops into war zones aboard unmanned helicopters, but will push autonomous and remote-controlled flight technology for cargo delivery, although it's not a near-term priority, service officials say.

  • Chinook
    News

    New US army chief embraces predecessor’s aviation upgrade plan

    2015-12-18T19:57:15Z

    ​The US Army’s new top general isn’t planning any major shakeup of the ground force’s aviation modernisation plan, but there may be opportunities to move faster on Future Vertical Lift.

  • SB1Defiant
    News

    Pace of ambitious Army Future Vertical Lift project set by budget

    2015-10-30T15:53:53Z

    The dawn of a new generation of military rotorcraft might seem close at hand with the US Army’s SB1 Defiant and V-280 Valor technology demonstrators taking form, but the Pentagon is not hurrying to replace trusted airframes like the Sikorsky H-60 Black Hawk or Boeing H-47 Chinook.

  • News

    US Army watches demonstration of Hero 30 loitering weapon

    2015-10-19T16:43:30Z

    UVison conducted a recent demonstration of its Hero 30 expendable unmanned air system in southern Israel for the US Army, and primarily the service's special operations command.

  • Lockheed Terminator - James Drew Flightglobal
    News

    Lockheed displays new-look Terminator UAV

    2015-10-15T10:36:13Z

    ​Lockheed Martin has displayed an evolved version of its 'Terminator' loitering unmanned air vehicle, which it is offering for the US Army's long-running terminator Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System programme.

  • MQ-1C
    News

    US Army wants more Gray Eagle weapon options

    2015-10-14T04:56:16Z

    The US Army is interested in new weapons options besides the Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire missile for its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1C, and the service has asked industry to offer smaller, cheaper and more specialised alternatives as it considers a future requirement.

  • UK Apache AH-64D
    News

    USA approves potential $3 billion Apache upgrade for UK

    2015-08-28T15:00:46Z

    ​The US State Department has authorised the remanufacture of 50 British Army AgustaWestland/Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to an “E” model standard, a deal for which would be worth $3 billion.

  • Lockheed
    News

    Raytheon sticking by tri-mode missile despite Lockheed JAGM win

    2015-08-04T18:26:53Z

    Lockheed Martin might have won the battle for the US Army’s lucrative Joint Air-to-Ground Missile programme, but Raytheon says it would still offer its tri-mode seeker alternative it developed for the Small Diameter Bomb II if another opportunity were to emerge.

  • MQ-5B Hunter - last Huachuca flight - US Army
    News

    PICTURES: US Army Hunter UAV retires from 20-year home

    2015-07-14T11:05:41Z

    The US Army’s Northrop Grumman MQ-5B Hunter unmanned air vehicle has flown its last flight from its home at Ft Huachuca in Arizona, where it has been stationed for 20 years.

  • OH-58D Kiowas
    News

    Downsized US Army to pass on 533 shunned OH-58, TH-67 helicopters

    2015-07-08T18:07:52Z

    The US Army has already found a home for 119 of the 652 Bell OH-58 Kiowa and TH-67 Creek helicopters that have been displaced under the service’s aviation restructure initiative, according to a recent report provided to Congress.

  • V-280
    News

    Bell sees V-280 Valor as common attack-utility platform

    2015-07-02T21:18:20Z

    Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin’s third-generator tiltrotor aircraft demonstrator, the V-280 Valor, might still be under construction for the US Army, but already the future vertical lift contestant is morphing into a mid-weight, utility-attack platform.

  • Black Hawk - US Army
    News

    US Army CIRCM downselection expected in July

    2015-05-20T15:05:40Z

    Downselection from the US Army for the engineering, manufacture and design phase of its future Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) programme is expected to be made in July, and could include low rate initial production (LRIP) of the aircraft protection system.

  • Opinion

    OPINION: Why US Army aviation plans are in a spin

    2015-04-08T09:18:00Z

    ​Helicopter manufacturers, here is your challenge: build a machine that can pick up a critically wounded soldier at the top of a 6,000ft mountain on a hot day in July, dash at 220kt (407km/h) or faster to a medical ­facility hundreds of kilometres away, then land the vehicle easily in ...

  • Black Hawks - US Army
    News

    In a spin: the US Army's Top 10 helicopter types

    2015-04-02T15:37:08Z

    ​In the week that a senior US Army aviation official conceded that the branch’s planned modernisation and Future Vertical Lift projects cannot both be funded in the face of potential further sequestration cuts, our Top 10 looks at the scale of service’s current inventory.

  • Apache Shadow - US Army
    News

    US Army establishes first manned-unmanned unit

    2015-03-24T16:41:42Z

    ​The US Army has established its first manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) squadron, combining the Boeing AH-64D/E Apache helicopters with the Textron Systems RQ-7B Shadow unmanned air vehicles into one heavy attack reconnaissance unit.

  • Gray Eagle NERO FS US Army
    News

    US Army orders more Gray Eagle UAVs

    2015-03-23T18:06:12Z

    ​The US Army has made a $133 million modification to a contract for its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned air vehicles to add 19 aircraft to the order.

  • Exelis CorvusEye 1500 mosaic imagery
    News

    Exelis expands market for new wide-area airborne sensor

    2015-03-10T14:37:09Z

    Exelis is preparing to transfer testing of its new infrared-capable airborne wide area surveillance sensor to Europe in an effort to promote the capability of the wide-range camera to potential new markets.

  • Airlander 10 - HAV - FS
    News

    HAV receives UK funding to bring airship back to flight

    2015-02-12T11:40:08Z

    ​Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has received additional funding from the UK government to further develop its Airlander hybrid airship, as it move towards an anticipated return to flight.

  • MQ-9 Reaper - USAF
    News

    Export restrictions limit Predator potential

    2015-02-11T16:02:39Z

    Following requested purchases of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator/Reaper-series unmanned air vehicles by France and the Netherlands in recent weeks, the USA’s backing of an export licence for India but a rejection for Jordan have raised questions over how much potential the UAVs really have outside of NATO.

  • USAF F-35A - US Air Force
    News

    Aviation gains in US military's new budget proposal

    2015-02-02T20:19:39Z

    Aviation programmes received a significant boost in funding in the Obama administration's fiscal year 2016 budget submission, which is up 6.7% on the enacted total for FY2015.