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US Army puts Gray Eagle UAS, One System Remote Video Terminal through test

The MQ-1C Gray Eagle, the Army's largest unmanned aircraft system in the inventory, recently underwent follow on test and evaluation, which culminated June 14 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

The Army has finished its follow on test and evaluation, or FOTE, on the MQ-1C Gray Eagle and Initial Test and Evaluation on the One System Remote Video Terminal at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California. Record testing […]


Joint U.S., Israeli device seeks to reduce airflow drag

Items, which are added to helicopters, such as weapons systems, create drag and decrease aircraft performance.

U.S. Army and Israeli scientists are conducting testing and research on active flow control devices as a means to reduce drag on future Army aircraft. The Suction and Oscillatory Blowing Actuator, or SaOB, invented by Israeli scientist, Dr. Avraham Seifert […]


US Army Combat Aviation Soldiers master control of drones during test flights

US Army Combat Aviation Soldiers master control of drones during test flights

Unmanned aircraft is one of the fastest growing sectors in civilian and military aviation. From close air support, to surveillance, to climate data gathering, unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are now a staple within Army aviation units. This growing demand […]


US Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

Sikorsky and Boeing have worked together on their offering for the U.S. Army's joint multi-role technology demonstrator called the SB-1 Defiant.

The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift, or FVL, research. The Army is continuing its ties with AVX Aircraft Company and Karem Aircraft Incorporated. “This […]


First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

An RQ-7B Shadow v2 prepares to launch.

Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory […]


US Army engineers define future aviation fleet

An artist's conception of future Army rotorcraft is shown.

The U.S. Army science and technology community is charting the future of military vertical lift aviation that will enable warfighters to accomplish missions not possible today. The Army, supported by NASA and the Navy, is combining its areas of technical […]


US Army Aviation Balances Worldwide Missions with Training, Readiness

US Army Aviation Balances Worldwide Missions with Training, Readiness

Army aviation operates in worldwide missions while balancing the challenges of the deployments with maintaining training and readiness, Army aviation commanders said. The commanders addressed the topic during a panel at the Association of the United States Army’s forum on […]


US Army Aviation Flying Smarter Into Fiscal Squeeze

US Army Aviation Flying Smarter Into Fiscal Squeeze

As Army aviation’s flight path continues through the drawdown and budgetary constraints, it will swap some helicopters around and defund others, said Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum. In so doing, Army aviation will get the right mix it needs to […]


Army Aviation Executive Updates Industry Members

Army Aviation Executive Updates Industry Members

The Army’s top aviation acquisition leader engaged industry members and community leaders on the future of Army aviation during an “Update for Industry” June 18 at The Summit. Maj. Gen. Tim Crosby, program executive officer for aviation, spoke to members […]


AgustaWestland Unveils the AW169 AAS

AgustaWestland Unveils the AW169 AAS

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has officially unveiled the latest generation AW169 AAS military helicopter during a dedicated ceremony held at the Army Aviation Association of America Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas (April 10th-13th) today. The AW169 […]


 
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