Boeing and Sikorsky are seeking an additional $108 million in US Congressional funding for theRAH-66 Comanche programme to continue flying the second prototype next year. The start of engineering and manufacturing development has been advanced by 19 months, to next year, but more money is needed in the transition from the demonstration and validation phase to fly the second aircraft. Without the extra funding, the aircraft will remain grounded for the next two and half years. The two RAH-66 prototypes have completed nearly 150h of flight testing.

Source: Flight International