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Land Forces 2018: Australia outlines helicopter plans till 2040

5th September 2018 - 00:08 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Adelaide

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One topic at the CASG 3rd Army Aviation Symposium, hosted at Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide, was a session on Australian Army plans for helicopters, with a programme initiated last year to explore what aviation will look like in 2040.

The long-term goal is to introduce FVL/next-generation rotorcraft and evolved UAVs, but the journey there will be broken into phases.

Drivers for the 2040 programme were listed by Brig Scott Benbow, director general of aviation at Forces Command, as: increasing capacity (both personnel and aircraft availability); improving digital interconnectivity; harnessing rapid advances in technology; reducing the cost of ownership; and

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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