High-Speed, Low-Cost Design Drives NATO Rotorcraft Concepts

single medium helicopter type
NATO is hoping the NGRC will lead to the development of a single medium helicopter type that could replace aircraft such as the Airbus Super Puma/Cougar platform (pictured).
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
NATO has begun laying out the requirements for a future medium rotorcraft that could go on to replace hundreds of helicopters in the inventories of alliance nations starting in the 2040s. But the proposals, which call for an ambitious combination of high-speed, long-range and low-cost features, as...

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