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Power Up Army ITEP

Improved Turbine Engine Program

Power Boost for Black Hawk and Apache

Adding more power to Black Hawk and Apache helicopters is the goal of a new Army program called ITEP.  Army leaders asked industry to build a new turbine engine with 50% more shaft horsepower and savings on other operational costs.  With ITEP, Black Hawks and Apaches gain range, payload and mission flexibility.  Read full report at /library/public/Power-Up-Army-ITEP.pdf 

Case for a New Stealth Bomber

Case for a New Stealth Bomber

2/7/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
5 years ago

A new stealth bomber is a top national priority. The new Obama Administration strategy for sustaining US global leadership singled out the need to build "a new stealth bomber" for deterrence and crisis response, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

Read more about a stealth bomber and national security in this new paper from the Washington Security Forum, The Case for a New Stealth Bomber.

9 Secrets of the Tanker War

9 Secrets of the Tanker War

10/19/2010 12:00:00 AM EDT
6 years ago

The Air Force has been waiting nearly 10 years for a program to start replacing some of its KC-135 tanker aircraft, which were built from 1957 to 1965.
Right now, the Pentagon is evaluating bids from Boeing and EADS North America for a new aerial refueling tanker plane called KC-X. They say they’ll award the $35 billion contract in November, but it may take weeks or months more.
This tanker war has turned into one of the longest and most complicated acquisitions ever, with lots of heated debate about jobs, trade disputes, etc.
Today I’m releasing a short ...

Case for a New Stealth Bomber

Case for a New Stealth Bomber

2/7/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
5 years ago

A new stealth bomber is a top national priority. The new Obama Administration strategy for sustaining US global leadership singled out the need to build "a new stealth bomber" for deterrence and crisis response, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

Read more about a stealth bomber and national security in this new paper from the Washington Security Forum, The Case for a New Stealth Bomber.

9 Secrets of the Tanker War

9 Secrets of the Tanker War

10/19/2010 12:00:00 AM EDT
6 years ago

The Air Force has been waiting nearly 10 years for a program to start replacing some of its KC-135 tanker aircraft, which were built from 1957 to 1965.
Right now, the Pentagon is evaluating bids from Boeing and EADS North America for a new aerial refueling tanker plane called KC-X. They say they’ll award the $35 billion contract in November, but it may take weeks or months more.
This tanker war has turned into one of the longest and most complicated acquisitions ever, with lots of heated debate about jobs, trade disputes, etc.
Today I’m releasing a short ...

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