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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Crutchfield Sets JMR Objective at 2030

By Andrew Drwiega, Military Editor

Quad-A, the Army Aviation Association of America’s annual gathering was kicked-off in earnest by MG Anthony Crutchfield on the first morning when he set the Army’s aim point for the new Joint Multi-Role helicopter at 2030. By that date, he said, the lifetime of all of the Army’s major platforms would be in sight: Apache Block III would come to the end of its service life around 2040, so to the UH-60M, the CH-47F Chinook had five years less, and the upgraded Kiowa Warrior OH-58D would not extend beyond 2025 at the latest.

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