Will it be “fifth time lucky” for the U.S. Army? Four previous attempts to procure new armed scout helicopters ended in embarrassing cancellations. After more than 30 years of trying, the service not only believes the need is now urgent but that the requirements have become even more demanding. A fifth attempt to acquire a new armed scout was launched on Oct. 5, when the Army released its solicitation for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype ...

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