All United States Army articles – Page 9

  • Hero-30 - Uvision

    Israeli companies pitching loitering munitions for US Army programme


    ​US companies intending to participate in the US Army’s Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System (LMAMS) tender are negotiating with at least two Israeli companies that have developed systems that meet the operational demand.

  • Textron Systems RQ-7 Shadow. US Army image

    US Army explores 'Block III' engine upgrade for RQ-7B Shadow UAV


    The US Army has begun its search for a new “Block III” engine to power its enhanced Textron Systems RQ-7B Shadow UAV that is paired with the Boeing AH-64 Apache gunship in the scout role.

  • Sikorsky S-97 Raider. Lockheed Martin

    US Army weighs first rotorcraft variant for Future Vertical Lift


    The US Army’s requirement for a next-generation armed scout platform to replace the acclaimed Bell OH-58 Kiowa has been around since the Light Helicopter Experimental (LHX) programme of the 1980s.

  • OH-58D Kiowa

    US Army pushing new light reconnaissance helicopter


    The US Army has confirmed its pursuit of a light reconnaissance helicopter that will assume the role left vacant by the retirement of the Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

  • S-97 Raider 640

    US Army begins industry survey for Future Vertical Lift


    The US Army has provided the clearest details yet about what in needs in a Future Vertical Lift (FVL) platform after releasing two requests for information for next-generation rotorcraft technologies and concepts in the lightly armed reconnaissance and mid-size utility/attack roles.

  • SB-1 Defiant 640

    Boeing upbeat as US Army moves on Future Vertical Lift


    The US Army has moved forward with an ambitious project to introduce a next-generation family of rotorcraft designs with funding sought for Future Vertical Lift (FVL) in its fiscal year 2017 budget submission.

  • Eagle Eye

    New search for VTOL UAVs may resurrect Bell tiltrotor


    Several years after losing interest in the Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout, the US Army is again searching for a “long-range, runway-independent” UAV that can launch anywhere, anytime.

  • Chinook

    US Army approves Block II Chinook plan


    A top US Army acquisition executive has given the service approval to proceed with the Block II Chinook programme, a long-term effort aimed at replacing or rebuilding today’s tandem-rotor Boeing CH-47F and MH-47G fleets in the 2020s.

  • UH-60A "Autonomous Hawk"

    USA won’t fly troops into battle aboard pilotless helicopters


    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

    New US army chief embraces predecessor’s aviation upgrade plan


    ​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

    Pace of ambitious Army Future Vertical Lift project set by budget


    The dawn of a new generation of military rotorcraft might seem close at hand with the US Army’s SB>1 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


    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

    Lockheed displays new-look Terminator UAV


    ​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

    US Army wants more Gray Eagle weapon options


    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

    USA approves potential $3 billion Apache upgrade for UK


    ​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

    Raytheon sticking by tri-mode missile despite Lockheed JAGM win


    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

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


    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

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


    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

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


    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

    US Army CIRCM downselection expected in July


    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.