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USAF’s new rescue helicopter hits a snag

6th February 2019 - 19:00 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC


The USAF’s future HH-60W CRH has encountered a host of technical glitches in its development phase, causing a long delay in its first flight, according to a Pentagon official.

Robert Behler, the US DoD’s chief weapons tester, wrote in his recently released FY 2018 annual report that qualification tests of several CRH components uncovered technical deficiencies that the programme is working to resolve. As a result, flight testing, which had been slated to begin in October 2018, is now expected to start this month ‘at the earliest.’

Among the deficient components are fuel cells whose current configuration ‘exceeds the weight

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Marc Selinger


Marc Selinger

Marc is a freelance contributor to Shephard Media's news streams, with decades of experience writing …

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