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Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Pairs With Rheinmetall for German Helo Competition

Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Feb. 6 its Sikorsky division has signed a strategic teaming agreement with Germany's Rheinmetall to bid the CH-53K helicopter for the German Air Force helicopter competition, where it is battling against the Boeing [BA] CH-47.Rheinmetall is the lead teammate in its bid, Sikorsky said."With Rheinmetall as the strategic partner for Sikorsky, we are convinced that together…

Airbus President Accuses Leonardo Of Treachery For Again Suing Over Helicopter Contract

Following two years of litigation that concluded and then produced a fresh lawsuit the week of Jan. 21, UH-72 Lakota manufacturer Airbus is accusing Leonardo DRS of using the courts to hold contracts hostage in a scheme to shutter its production line and strong-arm the Army into recompeting the program."I’ve never done a press call like this before,” Airbus…

Army Wants New Combat Vehicles, Helicopters ‘Substantially’ Sooner Than Originally Planned

The Army’s number-two civilian, who is overseeing a massive restructuring of the service’s weapons development and acquisition process, wants to push up prototyping and experimentation of new combat vehicles and aircraft “substantially sooner” than originally planned.“Some things I will be looking at here in the February timeframe is the potential … to expedite the prototyping…