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A Case History of the United States Army RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter
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The Boeing/Sikorsky RAH Comanche was an advanced five-blade armed reconnaissance and attack helicopter designed for the United States Army. The RAH program was canceled in after nearly $7 billion was spent on the program, before production started. History. The RAH Comanche is an advanced U.S. Army military helicopter intended for the armed reconnaissance role, incorporating stealth techniques. It will be the first U.S. helicopter specifically designed for the all-weather armed scout mission and the first 'stealth' helicopter. The Comanche program has been halted.
The RAH Comanche was an advanced twin engine, two seat (tandem) light attack/armed reconnaissance helicopter developed for the U. S. Army by a . The Comanche was intended to replace the US Army's relatively unsophisticated OHD Kiowa Warrior and AH-1 Cobra with a stealthy multi-sensor platform able to carry out scouting and attack missions, shoot down enemy helicopters and pass data directly to the Longbow Apache attack helicopter. Slow funding of the programme encouraged more roles and capabilities to be added, increasing the weight.
The RAH Comanche would have been awesome—a veritable 21st Century Air ed for armed reconnaissance and assault operations, the Comanche could have . The Comanche RAH reconnaissance and attack helicopter was being developed by Boeing and Sikorsky for the US Army. The first flight of the Comanche took place on 4 January The program entered Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) in June , which requires the construction of nine aircraft in addition to the two prototypes.
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The RAH Comanche Helicopter was initiated as the Light Helicopter Family (LHX) in when an Army Aviation Mission Area Analysis (AAMAA) identified the need for an armed reconnaissance aircraft. Eighteen years later, the program has yet to reach a Defense Acquisition Board Milestone II : A Case History Of The United States Army RAH Comanche Helicopter - Kindle edition by Galindo, Jason L., School, Naval Postgraduate.
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The Comanche RAH reconnaissance and attack helicopter was being developed by Boeing and Sikorsky for the US Army. The first flight of the Comanche took place on 4 January The programme entered engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) in Junewhich required the construction of nine aircraft in addition to the two prototypes.
The main contractors for Comanche are Boeing Co. and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. The per-unit cost of the scrapped helicopter has more than quadrupled, from $ million per aircraft when the Army.
The Comanche was a twin-turbine, two-seat (tandem) armed reconnaissance helicopter with projected missions of armed reconnaissance, light attack and air combat. Boeing and the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
teamed to develop and build the RAH Comanche armed reconnaissance helicopter in - Explore eugenelineham's board "Comanche" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Attack helicopter, Military helicopter and Fighter jets pins. RAH Comanche Reconnaissance/Attack Helicopter The Boeing/Sikorsky RAH Comanche was an advanced U.S.
Army military helicopter intended for the armed reconnaissance role, incorporating stealth technologies. It was also intended to designate targets for the AH Apache. The RAH program was canceled in before it was fielded. The U.S. Army has decided to pull the plug on the development of the RAH Comanche helicopter and instead use the money to upgrade its current fleet.
At one point, the Sikorsky RAH Comanche was set to become the future of U.S. Army rotary-wing aviation. It was a stealth-based light attack helicopter set to replace an aging stock of Bell UH-1 "Huey" gunships, Bell AH-1 "Cobra" light attack helicopters, Hughes OH-6 "Cayuse" light observation and attack helicopters, and Bell OH "Kiowa" light helicopters.
This monograph discusses employment of the RAH Comanche helicopter to determine whether the United States Army should use it as an asset to perform suppression of Author: Robert W. Werthman. The US Army's ambitious LHX (Light Helicopter Experimental) program called for a new armed reconnaissance/scout helicopter to replace the service's force of 3 AH-1s, OH-6s and OHs.
A request for proposals was issued in Juneand month demonstration and validation contracts were placed with two industrial teamings: the 'Super Team' (Bell and McDonnell Douglas) and the. Success stories: RAH Comanche Helicopter (SuDoc D SU 1/2/RAH) [U.S.
Dept of Defense] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : U.S. Dept of Defense. Boeing-Sikorsky RAH Comanche. The Boeing-Sikorsky RAH Comanche was an advanced five-blade armed reconnaissance and attack helicopter designed for the United States RAH program was canceled inbefore mass production began, after nearly US$7 billion was spent on the program.
During the early s, the U.S. Army began formulating a. The Boeing/Sikorsky RAH Comanche traces back to s Sikorsky's LHX (Light Helicopter Experimental) program. It was to be the centerpiece of the U.S. Army's aviation modernization plan with the main goal of replacing the entire OHs and AH-1 Cobras fleet.
IDENTIFICATION OF RANDOM LOADS IMPINGING ON THE RAH COMANCHE HELICOPTER EMPENNAGE USING SPECTRAL ANALYSIS Patrick H. Mason Major, United States Army B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING from the NAVAL POSTGRADUATE.
U.S. RAHE Super Comanche Reconnaissance & Attack Helicopter: Excerpt from Fox’s Combat Aircraft of the World, to Although now being taken out service, the RAHE was an important part of the United States Army and Marines for much of the later half of the Twenty-First Century.
The Boeing Sikorsky RAH Comanche. Background. In the early s the Army had its new medium helicopters in production. Sikorsky was building the UH Black Hawk utility helicopter and Hughes (later to be McDonnell and then Boeing) was producing the AH Apache gunship. The Army has decided to cancel its Comanche helicopter program, a multibillion-dollar project to build a new-generation chopper for armed reconnaissance missions, officials said Monday.
The Boeing-Sikorsky RAH Comanche was an advanced five-blade armed reconnaissance and attack helicopter designed for the United States Army.
The RAH program was canceled inbefore mass production began, after nearly $7 billion was spent on the program. During the early s, the U.S.
Army began formulating a requirement for the replacement of its helicopters then in service. development, the RAH Comanche helicopter (formerly the Light Helicopter) is the centerpiece of the Army’ s aviation modernization plan.
When fielded, it is to replace Vietnam-era scout and attack aircraft that the Army considers incapable of meeting existing or future requirements.
Although it has been a high priority Army program, a number of factors have complicated the RAH Comanche program. Since its inception, the program has been restructured several times–postponing the initial operational capability (IOC) and increasing overall program costs. Presently, there is debate within the Army regarding whether the program should be reduced significantly to make funds Cited by: 2.
The RAH Comanche is designed to be used by the U.S. Army to scout the battlefield for threats, coordinate the attack of other air and ground units, and engage the threats, as necessary.The Boeing-Sikorsky RAH Comanche is the Army's next generation armed reconnaissance helicopter.
It also is the first helicopter developed specifically for this role. The Comanche will provide Army Aviation the opportunity to move into the 21st century with a weapon system of unsurpassed warfighting capabilities crucial to the Army's future.