An Analysis of U.S. Army Helicopter Programs

An Analysis of U.S. Army Helicopter Programs

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Examines four alternatives for modernizing the Army's helicopters and compares the costs and benefits of each alternative with the Army's plan for its helicopter fleet. Alternatives include: retain a smaller Comanche program, buy improved Kiowa warriors, and extend the life of the Hueys; continue to buy helicopters currently in production; buy improved Kiowa Warriors and new utility helicopters; and retain and modernize helicopters in the Army's inventory. Appendix includes the Aviation Force Structure. 50 charts and tables.That helicopter would provide about as much lift capacity as a Huey that had been modified in a service life extension program. Its cost, however, would be close to that of a new Black Hawk, which the Army has been purchasing for more thananbsp;...

Title:An Analysis of U.S. Army Helicopter Programs
Author:Frances M. Lussier
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1996


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