For years, U.S. Army aviation officials have pursued a dual-track approach to modernization, arguing it was possible—and necessary—to fund a dual-prong strategy—one focused on extensive upgrades of the existing fleet and the other on investing simultaneously in a new generation of high-speed rotorcraft.  As the cost of that strategy comes into sharper focus, Army officials staring at a $25 billion deficit in long-term budget estimates are being forced to prioritize. ...

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