1. British Communities Remember Jolly 22

    British Communities Remember Jolly 22 ​ 170106-F-EI771-0059 Two local British communities on Jan. 7 unveiled a plaque commemorating the crew of Jolly 22, a Pave Hawk that crashed on Jan. 7, 2014, in a marsh near RAF Lakenheath, England. The 56th Rescue Squadron HH-60, part of a two-ship flying during...
  2. Sikorsky Awarded Contract for Removable Aircraft Automation System

    ​DARPA has completed Phase II of its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System and has awarded Sikorsky a $35.7 million contract for further testing in Phase III of the ALIAS program, according to a release. Under the agreement, the government will fund roughly $21.3 while Sikorsky provides $14.4 million. ALIAS, in...
  3. DOD Expects Huey Replacement by 2021

    DOD Expects Huey Replacement by 2021 —BRIAN EVERSTINE, AF ASS’N ​The Pentagon’s supplemental request calls for a $1.8 billion increase in Air Force aircraft procurement, a step that could help move forward the deployment of new aircraft to the Air Force’s missile fields. During a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing...
  4. Osprey Deployment to Japan is Delayed

    Osprey Deployment to Japan is Delayed 150424-F-TJ158-036 —WILSON BRISSETT, AF ASS’N ​Three CV-22s that had been scheduled to deploy to Yokota AB, Japan, in 2017 will not be stationed there until fiscal year 2020, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday. The three Ospreys were to be the first of 10...
  5. Boeing To Compete for Huey Replacement

    Boeing To Compete for Huey Replacement —WILSON BRISSETT, af ass’n ​Boeing announced Thursday at AWS17 it will compete to replace the UH-1N Huey with its MH-139, a version of the AW139 already being produced by AgustaWestland. Program director Rick Lemaster said the MH-139 will have a top speed of 165...
  6. Helo: Anyone? Anyone?

    Helo: Anyone? Anyone? —JOHN TIRPAK, AF Ass’n ​The Air Force is giving helicopter companies more time to revise their offerings for the UH-1N utility helicopter replacement contest, service acquisition chief Lisa Disbrow said Thursday. Speaking with reporters at AWS17, Disbrow said after the release of the draft request for propos​als,...
  7. Rescue Pilot Receives Two Silver Stars

    Rescue Pilot Receives Two Silver Stars —WILSON BRISSETT, AF ASS’N ​Col. Christopher Barnett received two Silver Stars for gallantry in combat operations in a ceremony at Maxwell AFB, Ala., last month. In 2012, then-Lt. Col. Barnett was awarded two Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor awards for his actions on May...
  8. Correction

    Correction An article in the Feb. 7 Daily Report incorrectly identified one of the squadrons involved with a record-setting 10-aircraft CV-22 formation on Feb. 3, 2017. The aircraft were from the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon AFB, N.M. rdbru1@aol.com
  9. Record Osprey Formation

    Air Frame: Air Force Ospreys made history in February, flying in a large 10-aircraft formation for the first time. On Feb. 3, the six CV-22s from the 9th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and four from the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon AFB, N.M., flew in formation...
  10. USMC, AFSOC Working on Common Configuration of V-22s

    USMC, AFSOC Working on Common Configuration of V-22s —BRIAN EVERSTINE, AFA ​The Marine Corps is working to create a common configuration of V-22 Ospreys, a move that the Air Force also has expressed interest in, said USMC Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation, on Wednesday. Davis said his...