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AUSA 2011: Older Kiowas returned to the fight

12th October 2011 - 17:00 GMT | by Tony Skinner


A US Army initiative to replace OH-58D Kiowa Warriors that have been destroyed or deemed uneconomical to repair is starting to gain momentum.

Under the Wartime Replacement Aircraft (WRA) programme the army is taking existing A model cabins and upgrading them to the D model standard to bring the fleet back up to the approved level of 368 aircraft.

Speaking to reporters at the AUSA exhibition in Washington DC on 12 October, Col Robert Grigsby, project manager for armed scout helicopters, said 18 WRA aircraft are currently under contract and the service had a goal of putting 42 aircraft through

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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