Bell Helicopter has begun preliminary discussions with the U.S. Army on how it plans to divest its fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed scout and TH-67 Creek training helicopters under its aviation restructuring initiative. “The impact on the industrial base of having 700-plus aircraft as excess defense articles could be serious for us, the engine and avionics manufacturers,” CEO John Garrison says. Excess defense articles are surplus U.S. military equipment provided to partner ...


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