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US Army Ready to Go Either Way on ARH Verdict

8th October 2008 - 01:00 GMT | by in Washington, DC


The senior US Army Aviation team speaking at AUSA here today still believes in the Army’s requirement for an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). However they are preparing to react to either of the two possible outcomes following the OSD decision expected soon.

If the OSD decides to recertify the programme then “we will work with Bell to move on to production as quickly as possible,” said MG James Barclay III, recently appointed Army Aviation branch chief. The second option, should OSD decide on the non-certification of Bell’s ARH-70A, would be a  “re-evaluation of other possible platform options.”

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