U.S. Army's ARH

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U.S. Army's ARH
EADS and Lockheed Martin will bid, as a team, for the Army's armed reconnaissance helicopters. The team will offer the UH-72A Lakotas, the same helicopters currently being delivered to the U.S. National Guard. If the bid is accepted, the companys will earn the Pentagon's $6.2 billion project by EADS producing the helicopters and Lockheed handling the integration of weapons and other mission systems.

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Wasn't the initial plan to use the AH-6 ?

I thought Bell was offering an upgraded version of the Long Ranger (OH-58 on steroids). Biggest problem is our inability to determine mission requirements, and stick to the original requirements. We keep adding requirements, that causes delays and cost increases.
 

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There was an article in the recent Aviation Week on the subject of the ARH.

It's still sitting in a stack of magazines I haven't had time for, but it looked fairly comprehensive on where the program is going.

As I understand, the EADS entry is going to be built from scratch, it won't be an off the shelf solution.
 

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There was an article in the recent Aviation Week on the subject of the ARH.

It's still sitting in a stack of magazines I haven't had time for, but it looked fairly comprehensive on where the program is going.

As I understand, the EADS entry is going to be built from scratch, it won't be an off the shelf solution.

We're fucked.
 

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yup. why not just use the fucking AH6? two of Murphy's Rules come to mind:

1) if it's stupid, but it works, it ain't stupid.
2) if it ain't broke, please, for the love of God, don't "fix" it.
 
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