The U.S. Army sorely needs an armed scout rotorcraft to conduct missions previously performed by the Bell OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. The service has applied a short-term fix—pairing Textron RQ-7 Shadow UAVs with Boeing AH-64 Apache gunships for reconnaissance missions. While that might be working for now, Army officials say the service still needs a dedicated reconnaissance platform. In fact, the armed light reconnaissance platform is the Army’s “No. 1” requirement under ...


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