Archive for March 3rd, 2012

USAF set to cancel blimp program

Posted in UAV on March 3rd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF set to cancel blimp program

The U.S. Air Force is about the cancel the Blue Devil Block 2 airship program just as its about to make its maiden flight.

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U.S. Air Force looking at few locations to house F-35

Posted in Air Force on March 3rd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Air Force looking at few locations to house F-35

The U.S. Air Force plans to base the F-35A at only over thirty locations to cut down on infrastructure costs down the road.

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No plans to start VXX

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The Pentagon has yet to find a “cost-effective” solution for the VXX Presidential Helicopter program, the Government Accountability Office said.

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Multi-year purchase of V-22, CH-47 will save money

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The Pentagon’s acting acquisition chief told Congress that multi-year purchase of the V-22 and CH-47F will lead to substantial savings.
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AAI, CSC and Insitu to compete for U.S. Navy UAV contracts

Posted in UAV on March 3rd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on AAI, CSC and Insitu to compete for U.S. Navy UAV contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded AAI, CSC and Insitu contracts to replace the ScanEagle UAV. The three companies will compete to provide the Navy with UAV ISR services till 2017.

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