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June 01, 2009

Official: Navy Terminates VH-71 Contract

That's Pretty Much It... BuhBye!

 The Navy has announced that it will terminate the VH-71 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) program contract. The announcement follows a Department of Defense (DoD) decision to cancel the existing presidential helicopter replacement program. The VH-71 was intended to replace both the VH-3D and VH-60N aircraft currently used to conduct presidential support missions.  

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USAF-Navy-Raytheon AIM-120D AMRAAM Continues Test Program

Raytheon Company's newest variant of the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile continued to demonstrate its advanced warfighting capabilities when it completed its seventh test flight. During the recent test, the AIM-120D AMRAAM was fired from a USAF F-15D fighter aircraft. Initial analysis shows the missile achieved all primary test objectives.

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Boeing Team Rebuilds B-1 'Backbone'

Damaged B-1 Returned To Service

A USAF B-1B bomber returned to flight last week after a Boeing team replaced its catastrophically damaged upper-center boron longeron – the aircraft's "backbone." The B-1, Swift Justice, was damaged during a routine training mission in December 2007.

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