The Pentagon's decision to restructure the RAH-66 Comanche helicopter program, but slash procurement, also forces the Army to develop an unmanned adjunct to Comanche and upgrade AH-64D Apaches. After more than 10 months of deliberations, the Defense Dept. has defined its seventh Comanche plan. It calls for production of 650, rather than 1,213 of the armed reconnaissance helicopters, a peak annual build rate of 60 aircraft versus 62, and a 73-aircraft buy during low-rate production. ...


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