The Fire Scout unmanned rotorcraft could be ready to provide intelligence to troops in Iraq ahead of schedule in 2008, but industry and government officials are instead weighing a delay to fielding the four-bladed system by 25 months. New plans from the Bush administration to begin pulling U.S. troops back as soon as 18 months from now are surfacing, but officials expect U.S. forces to be in Iraq for years to come, and commanders are eager to use new equipment when possible. Proposed ...


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