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The

Boeing Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche

is the world's most advanced helicopter and the cornerstone of the U.S. Army's Force XXI aviation modernization plan. The Comanche makes use of the latest advancements in aerospace technology, including stealth which has until now been confined to airplanes.

Abilities

The sophisticated design of the Comanche helicopter allows it to dash to a speed of 175 knots, then cruise at a steady 165. The futuristic propulsion and navigation design also allows the helicopter to execute snap turns in 4.5 seconds and fly sideways or backwards at an incredible 70 mph! With a tremendous power output of 1,432 horsepower from each of it's turboshafts, the Comanche climbs at a rate of 1,418 feet per minute.

Firepower

The Comanche can go to war with up to 14 "Fire and Forget" Hellfire anti-tank missiles, which, once fired, are programmed to control their own flight to their targets. The helicopter can also deploy up to 56 rockets (70mm), or 28 Stinger air-to-air missiles, to attack fixed and rotary-wing targets.

Alternatively, it can carry two 430-gallon ferry tanks to self-deploy over 1,260 nm, or crashworthy 230-gallon tanks for more than four hours of combat endurance.

Adding to its already immense firepower, the Comanche also stows a three-barreled, 20 mm turreted nose mini-gun that can shoot 1500 rounds per minute.

To maintain its low "stealth" profile, the Comanche features a fully retractable missile armament system, enabling it to hide missiles and rockets in I-RAMS (Integrated Retractable Munitions Systems) bays.

RAH-66 Comanche helicopter

RAH-66 Comanche helicopter

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The biggest boondoggles were the army's ill-fated Future Combat System, which accounted for more than $20 billion of the total, and the RAH-66 Comanche reconnaissance/attack helicopter on which $9.8 billion was invested before the plug was pulled.

Kabul, Afghanistan - The U.S. general in charge of the war in Afghanistan is very concerned about casualty rates among Afghan Security Forces, and he says some of the fault lies directly with the Afghan leadership.
A Washington County man had to be rescued by helicopter 30 years ago, as flood waters raged against his homestead just south of the Copan Lake dam.
Kessler described one day on the front lines, where she saw Comanche Indians sitting in a teepee frame on the bank of the river.
Kessler described one day on the front lines, where she saw Comanche Indians sitting in a teepee frame on the bank of the river.

While those operations were meant to end and the US had begun withdrawing troops from the country by the end of 2014, the Taliban continued success on the battlefield, coupled with the ineffective performance Afghan Security Forces, led the US to ...
US Army medic Staff Sergeant Rahkeem Francis with Charlie Company, 6-101 Combat aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, treats an Afghan boy with a broken leg onboard a medevac helicopter near the town of Marjah in Helmand province, August 19, ...
US Army medic Staff Sergeant Rahkeem Francis with Charlie Company, 6-101 Combat aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, treats an Afghan boy with a broken leg onboard a medevac helicopter near the town of Marjah in Helmand province, August 19, ...
The helicopter was travelling back to Comanche County Memorial hospital without a patient onboard when it was forced to make an emergency landing in the middle of a road.
A customer flew in from Borger for fuel, then flew out to patrol lines for Xcel Energy in a Robinson R-44 Raven II helicopter. A customer flew in from Big ... A customer departed for Amarillo in his Piper Comanche after maintenance. A customer flew in ...
Officials say the helicopter was operated by Mesa, Arizona-based Survival Flight, which began operating at the Comanche County hospital this week. Officials at Survival Flight did not immediately respond to requests by The Associated Press for comment.
LAWTON -- A medical helicopter has crashed near a hospital in Lawton Thursday morning, a police dispatcher confirmed. The crash was in a parking lot near the Comanche County Memorial Hospital, 3401 W Gore Blvd. The helicopter did not hit the hospital ...
As for the horses with visible splotches of white and either brown or black, these Paint horses, came from the Apache and Comanche tabes. By all accounts, Native Americans became in 200 years expert enough at horsemanship to ... At present these ...
... of certain officers. On Tuesday, I watched the Tulsa police Department's helicopter and dash cam footage. ... Officers agreed that 36th and Peoria, in the area of "Apache and Comanche," would be a good place to block eastbound traffic. At that ...
The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine Piper Comanche with three people on board was attempting to land around 7:20 p.m.
Critics say the army could end up wasting billions by developing a better engine for its Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk and Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters even as the joint Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiative gets underway to replace those aircraft. The ...

... be put back in place if things change. Aerial infrared imaging is being used by fire crews to find hotspots that may have been missed by ground crews.
... be put back in place if things change. Aerial infrared imaging is being used by fire crews to find hotspots that may have been missed by ground crews.
In 2003, when the army canceled the Comanche development program and used its technology to modernize exciting helicopters, decisions were made that still influence today's aviation fleet, Marion said. "We are now at a moment in time, like we were in ...
Several businesses including Glock and Bond firearms, Sheppard Taxidermy, Benchmade and Kershaw knives, Hooligan Hoggers and a Rogue aviation helicopter had displays, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife brought an Operation Game Thief trailer. The day ...
A customer flew in from Ardmore, Oklahoma, in their Sirkorsky UH-60 Blackhawk jet helicopter for fuel and to spend the night.
A customer flew in from Santa Fe, New Mexico, for fuel, then flew on to Dallas in his Piper Comanche. A customer flew in from Utah for fuel then flew on to Dallas in his Beech Bonanza.
The US military has been in no rush to decide whether it stays entirely with helicopters or adopts more tiltrotors from 2030, but next year will see ground and flight tests for demonstrators that could become part of a future family of systems.
The wreckage of a Piper Comanche aircraft, flown out of Fairbanks en route to Barrow by Thibedeau on Dec. 23, was spotted by a Humble Oil helicopter Saturday. State police are investigating the crash scene this morning. There are no definite reports as ...
A hook-up team, consisting of soldiers with 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, recently attach an M1151 Humvee to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a sling load training exercise in Taji, Iraq. The soldiers conducted the ...
"I have a big head already," said Speede, the senior medic with Comanche Troop, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. "So this made ... They followed that up by establishing a helicopter landing zone using materials they had in their packs. They then ...
But the 2000s was a lost decade of procurement for the army in which the programs designed for the future battlefield, such as the Comanche helicopter, Crusader artillery system, Future Combat System and Ground Combat Vehicle failed to reach production.
The President of the Oklahoma Blood Institute came to Comanche County Memorial hospital to spread the word about the need to provide a higher level of emergency care to trauma patients.
But the 2000s was a lost decade of procurement for the army in which the programs designed for the future battlefield, such as the Comanche helicopter, Crusader artillery system, Future Combat System and Ground Combat Vehicle failed to reach production.
Once you get that initial detection, you need to send something to investigate: a land-based patrol aircraft, a surface ship - preferably with a helicopter aboard - or a submarine. .... F-35 program (many years late, far over cost, more than 5 years ...
During the robbery, Jackson kept a black and chrome BB pistol on his lap. Stikeleather believed it was a real gun. The two men drove off in Stikeleather's Jeep Comanche, and at 3:45 p.m., Stikeleather walked alone through the doors at the BB&T Bank on ...
A customer flew in from Lubbock to pick up Cody Williams, then flew locally for the customer's biennial flight review, then later flew back to Lubbock in his Piper Comanche. David Patterson test-flew his Beech V-35B Bonanza for the shop. SATURDAY: John ...
A 66-year-old Duncan man was injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Monday morning on a rural Stephens County road near Comanche. The accident occurred at 7:59 a.m. on Fenmore Road about 4 miles east and 1.5 miles south of ... being freed by ...
A customer flew in from Lubbock to pick up Cody Williams, then flew locally for the customer's biennial flight review, then later flew back to Lubbock in his Piper Comanche. David Patterson test-flew his Beech V-35B Bonanza for the shop. SATURDAY: John ...
A 66-year-old Duncan man was injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Monday morning on a rural Stephens County road near Comanche. The accident occurred at 7:59 a.m. on Fenmore Road about 4 miles east and 1.5 miles south of ... being freed by ...
A customer flew in from Dallas for fuel, then headed for Albuquerque, New Mexico in his Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter. Cody Williams flew locally in ... A customer flew in from Lubbock for fuel, then flew back in his Piper Comanche. MONDAY: A customer ...
The contracts for Western Plains youth & Family Services, Comanche County Regional Juvenile Detention Center and Stephens County were tabled to a later meeting.
Most people are familiar with the more recent debacles: the Ground Combat Vehicle, Future Combat System, Comanche helicopter, Crusader self-propelled artillery, armed reconnaissance helicopter and the Land Warrior communications system. But there ...
Six Pacific partner nations rated for amphibious capability against three scenarios: Humanitarian Assistance/disaster Relief (HADR); Non-Combatant Evacuation (NEO); Raid against well-armed terrorist group.
The fire, dubbed the "Comanche Fire," is located southwest of Capilla Peak. Mountainair Ranger District spokesperson Arlene Perea said ... A helicopter, air tankers, engines have responded to the fire. Tankers have been dropping retardant and ...
CACHE, OK (KSWO) -A two-car crash near Cache in western Comanche County sent one woman to the hospital. The collision happened at the intersection of Deyo Mission Road and Cache Road.
From left, Comanche County Memorial hospital CEO Brent Smith visits with William and Stephanie Drewry during the ceremony at the new Drewry Family Emergency Center on Tuesday.
There are certainly plenty of counter-drone tools to out there to combine: In past Black Dart exercises, the military has tested everything from Finmeccanica's Falcon Shield jammers, to the navy's 30-kw laser Weapons System, to a Marine sniper shooting ...
A United States Marine UH-1 Huey jet helicopter flew in from New Orleans, Louisiana, and Fort Worth for a quick turn on fuel, then flew on to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Prescott, Arizona, and Twentynine Palms, California.
Bendele served in the U.S. Army from 2001 to 2015 as an aviation helicopter mechanic. She is currently in the army Reserves.
Searchers looked from Cherokee Road to Refinery Road along the creek with five drones, two helicopters and nearly 60 people on foot Thursday.
Our plan is to search the creeks and fields from Duncan to Comanche". McKinney said the search went into ... "The sheriff has his helicopter and we have an additional one," said Duncan police Department Spokesperson Tera Mathis. "We have three drones.".
Yesterday, the Sheriff's Department conducted an air search by helicopter and had multiple drones flying over fields and creeks from Duncan down past Comanche. Duncan parks crew have also cleared limbs along the creek and volunteer firefighters got in ...
... Duncan Fire Department, Stephens County Emergency Management Cert Team, Stephens County Sheriff's Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oak Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Stephens County District Attorney's Office, Office of Juvenile Affairs ...


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