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  • US Army pledges to launch new class of high-speed rotorcraft


    US Army aviation branch leaders have pledged for the first time to break from upgrades and field an all-new rotorcraft by 2030 ...


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  • IN FOCUS: Mixed reaction over US plans for new prototype attack helicopter


    Plans for a new military helicopter are being honed at the Pentagon - but analysts warn they might not be sufficient to...


  • Pentagon to invest in new prototype aircraft designs


    The US Department of Defense (DOD) will be investing in new prototype aircraft in order to preserve the country's...


  • Sikorsky X2 first flight could slip to 2009


    <P><A href="http://www.sikorsky.com/sik/innovation/x2_technology.asp">Sikorsky's&nbsp;X2</A> technology demonstrator's...


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  • IN FOCUS: Mixed reaction over US plans for new prototype attack helicopter

    News | 21 Jan 2013 13:00 | Dave Majumdar

    Plans for a new military helicopter are being honed at the Pentagon - but analysts warn they might not be sufficient to sustain design capabilities and the industrial basehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-Mixed-reaction-over-US-plans-for-new-prototype-attack-helicopter-381186/
  • Pentagon to invest in new prototype aircraft designs

    News | 29 Nov 2012 00:10 | Dave Majumdar

    The US Department of Defense (DOD) will be investing in new prototype aircraft in order to preserve the country's engineering design talents, the Pentagon's...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pentagon-to-invest-in-new-prototype-aircraft-designs-379569/
  • US Army pledges to launch new class of high-speed rotorcraft

    News | 19 Apr 2011 00:29 | Stephen Trimble

    US Army aviation branch leaders have pledged for the first time to break from upgrades and field an all-new rotorcraft by 2030 ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Army-pledges-to-launch-new-class-of-high-speed-rotorcraft-355707/
  • US Army aviation seeks second wave of modernisation

    News | 16 Jan 2009 15:00 | Stephen Trimble

    The US Army aviation community is gearing up to launch a second wave of modernisation programmes amid a climate of increasing budget pressures and the taint...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Army-aviation-seeks-second-wave-of-modernisation-321185/
  • US Army aviation prepares belated push for all-new helicopter

    News | 14 Oct 2008 08:00 | Stephen Trimble

    As he prepares to leave the helm of US Army aviation, Paul Bogosian is preparing groundwork for the goal that has eluded him - development of an all-new helicopterhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Army-aviation-prepares-belated-push-for-all-new-helicopter-317307/
  • Sikorsky X2 first flight could slip to 2009

    News | 17 Jul 2008 16:00 | Rob Coppinger

    <P><A href="http://www.sikorsky.com/sik/innovation/x2_technology.asp">Sikorsky's&nbsp;X2</A> technology demonstrator's first flight, already two years late despite being "within arm's reach", may not happen until 2009.</P> <P>Advanced programmes manager Jim Kagdis blamed winds and assorted weather conditions, hydraulic leaks and other "normal project issues" for the two-year plus delay for its first flight from 2006. He denies that weight reduction had been necessary for the demonstrator, of which there will be only one.</P> <P>This coaxial rotor helicopter uses the T800 engine, developed for the cancelled <A href="http://www.boeing.com/history/boeing/comanche.html">Boeing/Sikorsky&nbsp;RAH-66 Comanche</A>, but it has limited forward velocity with its main rotor pitch and uses a pusher propeller to reach its target cruise speed of 250kt (460km/h).</P> <P>The company plans a four-phase test programme after its first flight, which Kagdis says is "within arm's reach, that is months,http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorsky-X2-first-flight-could-slip-to-2009-225807/