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QuadA2012: Special Operations Aviation commander has high hopes for Future Vertical Lift

3rd April 2012 - 19:22 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Nashville, US

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The commander of the US Army's special operations aviation says he is looking for improvements in speed, range and reduced fuel consumption from the US Army's Future Vertical Lift programme.

Brig Gen Kevin Mangum, commander of the US Army's Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC), told delegates at the Quad A 2012 convention in Nashville that members of the command were working as part of a joint team to define what the Special Operations community would require from the programme.

'We are excited about that programme,' said Mangum, 'That will be a game-changer.'

One of the areas Mangum is keen to

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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