Boeing unveils “Phoenix” concept for ARH

Boeing’s Little Bird design team is based in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. The aircraft’s chances for winning the US Army’s armed reconnaissance helicopter contract have also been revived, Phoenix-like, thanks to the termination in October of the Bell Helicopter ARH-70 contract.

So when Boeing needed a name for its most likely offering for the ARH order, guess what they picked?

Tomorrow, Boeing will introduce the AH-6S Phoenix at the AUSA Army Aviation conference in Arlington, Va. The “S” is for “stretched”.

The aircraft would include:

  • AH-64 Block III-derived technologies, such as composite main rotor blade and cockpit suite
  • 15-inch plug, useful for extracting downed air crew
  • a “pointy” nose, for storing avionics boxes in the nose thereby making the cabin more roomy
  • Uprated Rolls-Royce Model 250-CE30 engines and improved tail rotor
  • Common sensor payload

I’ll post a picture as soon as I can get one.


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