The Next Wave

Two U. S. Military Helicopter Projects Try to Avoid Past Pitfalls

The U.S. military wants cutting-edge choppers. Replacing its decades-old combat and cargo helicopters is a critical mission, so the Department of Defense is overseeing parallel initiatives to create a new generation of aircraft. Organizations are racing to develop new technology and build prototypes. The ultimate goal is the introduction of a new fleet of advanced helicopters through the military's Future Vertical Lift initiative, by the 2030s.
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