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US Army distances itself from high-speed Apache talk

21st February 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in West Palm Beach

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The US Army has made explicitly clear that it is not taking any notice of an AH-64 high-speed Apache Block 2 configuration under study by Boeing, and will instead continue to prioritise assessments of competitor helicopters involved in FVL.

Boeing is in the running for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) programmes, but should it not be handed production contracts for those, a design like the high-speed Block 2 concept could serve as an alternative to losing out – even if such a scenario currently looks highly unlikely.

‘[The high-speed concept] is not one

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