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Monday, November 5, 2007

U.S. Army Happier With ARH-70A Program

Jim McKenna

The U.S. Army's aviation chief tells Reuters he is satisfied with Bell Helicopter's efforts to get the delayed-riddled ARH-70A Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program back on track. The news service quoted Brig. Gen. Stephen Mundt, director of army aviation, as saying, "We probably are in the best position we could be coming out of this," in regard to the restructuring of the $4-billion-plus program. The Army wants to buy 512 of the aircraft, now officially called the Arapaho, to replace its fleet of aging Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warriors. As part of the restructuring, Bell is moving significant production from its plant near Montreal to Fort Worth, Texas. For related news
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