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4 Flights, 3 Hours, 20 Knots: Boeing’s Defiant Inches Ahead

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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Mechanical fixes kept the SB>1 compound helicopter grounded for weeks this summer, but Sikorsky insists they can catch up.

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Army Wrestles With Hill Cuts To Ambitious VR Training Tech

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The Army may need to delay the rollout of the new technology, scale it down, or both.

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What Will Boeing Offer For Army’s FARA Scout? Don’t Ask.

Posted by Richard Whittle on

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Whatever their aircraft is like, Boeing’s PR strategy is definitely stealthy. There’s a strategic reason for that.

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Don’t Panic: Gen. Murray On Bradley Replacement Competition

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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Get a grip, the Army Futures Command chief said: It’s way too early to start second-guessing the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program.

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Hypersonics: Lockheed Says Supply Chain Is ‘The Test’

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Lockheed Martin hypersonics chart AUSA 2019

The hard part is no longer the technology to fly at more than Mach 5: It’s putting together all the parts to build hypersonic missiles in bulk.

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Textron Rolls Out Ripsaw Robot For RCV-Light … And RCV-Medium

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

The Ripsaw design is so flexible, the company claims, it can scale up and down for different missions.

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eBrief: The “Knife Fighter” of Army Aviation

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The Army seeks a next-generation armed scout helicopter with increased speed, range, survivability and even autonomy – not just a conventional helicopter.



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Army Secretary Stresses Rapid Deployment, Information Warfare

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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These are huge strategic challenges — and Ryan McCarthy is emphasizing them more than any of his predecessors in at least a decade.

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Raider-X: Sikorsky’s Supersized S-97 For Army Scout

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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Sikorsky says their Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft design will fly faster, with bigger weapons, than archrival Bell’s. Bell says theirs will be cheaper and more reliable.

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Massive NATO Wargame Seeks To Shore Up Fraying Alliance

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More collective defense cooperation will be on display at the massive AUSA 2019 conference, attended by 92 different nations, including the chief generals of 13 armies.

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