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PHOTOS: Bits and bobs around Quad-A

Back by popular demand, a photo round-up of some of more interesting items on display inside the exhibit hall of the Army Aviation Association of America’s (Quad-A) annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee.1. The HatchetAlliant TechSystems (ATK) displayed this miniature guided bomb for RQ-7 Shadow-class unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), with this rendering showing an attack on […]

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QUAD-A: US Army sets 2030 goal for high-speed helicopter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The US Army’s annual helo-palooza — the Army Aviation Association of America’s (Quad-A’s) annual convention — opened this morning with aviation branch’s top officer making a bold commitment to field an all-new, high-speed rotorcraft in 2030. Maj Gen Anthony Crutchfield, head of army aviation headquarters at Fort Rucker, set an “aimpoint” to […]

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Bell Helicopter reveals “Hybrid Tandem Rotor” to replace AH-64 and UH-60

The mysterious sign in Bell Helicopter’s exhibit space today at the Army Aviation Associaton of America’s (Quad-A) convention simply reads: “It’s not a tiltrotor … what is it?”It is Bell’s candidate for replacing both the AH-64 and UH-60 with an all-new configuration called the Hybrid Tandem Rotor, Robert Kenney, Bell’s executive VP for government programs, […]

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Finally the army says: Make me a new helicopter

Army aviation is in pretty good shape (ignoring for a moment the recurring ARH-70 fiasco), but there’s one glaring omission. No all-new military helicopter has entered the fleet since the early 1980s. The cancellation of the costly RAH-66 Comanche in 2004 allowed the army to revitalize its aviation branch, but it also meant that it […]

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