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#OSH11: Sikorsky talks about life after X2

Sikorsky test pilot Kevin Bredendeck briefed the AirVenture crowd on 25 July on what comes next for the X2 high-speed, coaxial-pusher-combo helicopter.

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Pros & Cons: Armed scout rivals

The US Army officially remains undecided, but it’s not for a lack of options. There are instead plenty of potential heirs of the venerable OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, the army’s “interim” armed scout since the late-1960s. Here are some pro’s and con’s of the five main contenders in no particular order.1. Sikorsky S-97 RaiderPROs: The coaxial-rotor, […]

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#AUSA2010: Kiowa Warrior steals spotlight

After surviving two attempts to field a replacement scouthelicopter, the Bell Helicopter OH-58D Kiowa Warrior is only getting strongeras the US Army considers a wide range of options for its future. The Kiowa Warrior assumed a starring role on the service’sbiggest stage — the annual convention of the Association of the US Army. Army officials […]

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