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US military helicopters face design hurdles

4th April 2017 - 16:57 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


Various design challenges with several of the Pentagon's key helicopter programmes has resulted in unexpected modifications, a new report has found.

The CH-53K, Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) and VH-92A have all faced challenges along their design journeys, according to the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs.

The CRH began system development in 2014 and completed a preliminary design review and technology readiness assessment in 2016.

However, this review highlighted the immaturity of the radar warning receiver and, according the GAO report, until the technology reaches a sufficient maturity level, this places at risk the programme's plan

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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