- Lower operating costs
- Increase operational capability
- Enhance mission flexibility
Commentary: Strategic Budget Choices
Apache, Black Hawk Engine Upgrades Vital
August 18, 2014
Within the complicated universe of military acquisition is a relatively new method of decision-making that forces the US Department of Defense and the military services to make choices that balance want versus need.
A reversal of sequestration is still needed — specifically in the area of national defense — to sustain adequate investment in the military systems of the future. But if there is one silver lining, two years after the sequester was triggered, it is that the Pentagon for the first time in a long while is being forced to prioritize and make tough choices.
Army Leaders Stress ITEP As Major Priority; No Decision Yet On Way Ahead
Monday, May 19, 2014
NASHVILLE, TN -- Army leaders gathered at a major aviation conference this month repeatedly stressed the importance the Improved Turbine Engine Program to replace engines in all Black Hawks and Apache helicopters, but no decision has been made yet that would move the program forward.
Outgoing General: US Army Must Continue To Fund Research and Development
January 14, 2014
The outgoing head of US Army Aviation is as comfortable as one can be with the direction that his service’s investments are heading.
Maj. Gen. William Crosby is wrapping up his five years as the Army’s Program Executive Officer Aviation at the end of this month, and retiring from the Army, but he held his last press conference at the AUSA Army Aviation symposium on Jan. 14 in northern Virginia.
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