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“ARMY OF ONE” LESS HELICOPTER TYPE?: ARMY MAY SAY GOODBYE TO THE OH-58 KIOWA

Amazing. After over a decade of incredibly efficient and deadly warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as successfully and economically training future Army helicopter pilots for decades, the OH-58 Kiowa may be put to rest… For good. Replacing or … Read the rest of this entry

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US ARMY BURROWS FROM KIOWA WARRIOR TO PAY FOR ARMED AERIAL SCOUT

http://defense.aol.com/2012/01/19/army-eyes-kiowa-coffers-to-fund-replacement/ The Army cannot make up its mind on scout helicopters. It’s almost comical. From the cancelled ARH-66 Comanche, to the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter competition, to the doomed ARH-70 Arapaho, to upgrading the Kiowa fleet and implementing a Service Life … Read the rest of this entry

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SIKORSKY MOVES FORWARD WITH “ALL STAR” SUPPLIER TEAM FOR IT’S S-97 RAIDER PROGRAM

It will be very exciting to see this new (by mainstream standards anyway) form of pusher prop/twin rotor configuration hit the skies in just a couple of years. With massive increases in speed and range, and featuring a safer “tail-rotorless” … Read the rest of this entry

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