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US furthers next-generation helicopter studies

30th April 2013 - 16:29 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London

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Plans for a next generation US helicopter to replace the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk have moved forward with three different configurations under evaluation.

Further details of the Joint Multirole (JMR) technology demonstration (TD) programme emerged in evidence to the US House Armed Services Committee on 16 April.

Mary Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, said three different configurations of JMR aircraft had been designed – a conventional helicopter, a large-wing slowed rotor compound helicopter, and a tiltrotor.

‘We are investigating various design excursions to fully explore the size and environmental characteristics of interest

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