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How the US Army is preparing its rotary wings fleet for tomorrow’s warfare

3rd April 2024 - 08:17 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


The CH-47 Chinook has been the service's only heavy-lift cargo helicopter. (Photo: US Army)

The branch has been upgrading its helicopters with advanced sensors, systems and technologies.

The US Army has been increasing efforts to modernise its rotary-wing fleet and better prepare its helicopters to succeed on the current and future battlefields. Apart from acquiring new platforms, the US has been also improving its in-service platforms.

The approach has involved upgrading its current inventory with advanced sensors, systems and technologies in order to increase crew protection, situational awareness and lethality.

In December 2023, the branch awarded Northrop Grumman a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the initial production units of the AN/APR-39E(V)2 digital radar warning receiver with instantaneous bandwidth and frequency coverage.

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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