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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has won an Air Force contract to begin developing the service’s next-generation combat rescue helicopter. The company, part of Hartford, Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp., on Thursday received a $1.3 billion deal to build four prototypes, as well as mission and training systems, the company said in an announcement. Sikorsky has partnered with […]

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Helicopter-makers say they’re eagerly awaiting a decision expected this summer from the U.S. Army to move forward with development of a futuristic rotorcraft. The program, known officially as the Joint Multi-Role helicopter, or JMR, has attracted defense giants such as United Technologies Corp.‘s Sikorsky unit, Textron Inc.‘s Bell Helicopter, as well as […]

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Despite its long-term budget woes, the Army has come up with $217 million in seed money for a four-way contest on the future of Army rotorcraft that potentially could be worth billions to the defense industry contractors who come out ahead in the competition. The contest involves two established industry giants – Bell Helicopter and […]

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Boeing and Sikorsky announced Monday that the two defense industry giants that their team would name their Joint Multi-Role (JMR) helicopter technology demonstrator, Defiant. Officials from both companies said the name represented the need to defy common technologies and purse a next generation solution to the Army’s helicopter fleet. The Joint Multi-Role program is designed […]

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The U.S. Marine Corps is preparing for the first flight of its next-generation CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, an aircraft acquisition program which is four years behind its original schedule. The “K” model CH-53 is being engineered to provide more lift, speed, performance and protection compared to prior models. The CH-53K, now being developed through a […]

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