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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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updated Tue. April 24, 2018

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The counties included in the governor's declaration are: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cimarron, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Creek, ... 34 Complex Fire – Oklahoma Forestry Services reports one Type 1 Helicopter is on scene to assist with fire suppression efforts on the 34 Complex Fire in ...

"[The US still names] military helicopter gunships after victims of genocide. Nobody bats an eyelash about that: Blackhawk. Apache. And Comanche. If the Luftwaffe named its military helicopters Jew and Gypsy, I suppose people would notice." -- Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam ...
“[The U.S. still names] military helicopter gunships after victims of genocide. Nobody bats an eyelash about that: Blackhawk. Apache. And Comanche. If the Luftwaffe named its military helicopters Jew and Gypsy, I suppose people would notice.” — Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with ...
"[The U.S. still names] military helicopter gunships after victims of genocide. Nobody bats an eyelash about that: Blackhawk. Apache. And Comanche. If the Luftwaffe named its military helicopters Jew and Gypsy, I suppose people would notice." -- Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam ...
Upon completion of his training, Church was promoted to first lieutenant and assigned to Comanche Company, 1-23 Infantry Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2 Infantry Division, based out of Fort Lewis, Washington. In May 2012, his ... Church was immediately transported to Kandahar Air Field by helicopter. The IED ...

They were greeted near the museum entrance to the sight of Bera's 1966 Piper Comanche — pink and magenta on white with the words “KICK ASS” emblazoned in ... Bera earned her commercial, flight instructor, helicopter, hot air balloon, single/multi-engine aircraft, and seaplane ratings over the years.
Through his career as an Army aviator and experimental test pilot, an instructor and educator, and chief engineer on the RAH-66 Comanche, to his ... The Society's Paul E. Haueter Award is given for an outstanding technical contribution to the field of VTOL aircraft development other than a helicopter or an ...
A Blackhawk helicopter makes a water dump on the grass area on the north side of the Kansas Natural Gas facility east of Mullinville on Thursday. ... Meanwhile, ground units from Kiowa, Ford, Clark, Comanche, Edwards and Pratt Counties plus Minneola attacked the fire at multiple locations along the burn ...
Billions of dollars spent, years behind delivery, or maybe a product never appearing.” Future Combat Systems and the Comanche helicopter program are examples of failed programs, he said. Failed programs such as these “hurt us from a fiscal standpoint,” Esper explained. “And it's denied the Soldiers the ...
Future Combat Systems and the Comanche helicopter program are examples of failed programs, he said. Failed programs such as these “hurt us from a fiscal standpoint,” Esper said. “And it's denied the Soldiers the tools, equipment and weapons systems he or she needs to be effective on the battlefield.”.
A command center was established at the intersection of 31st Road and Comanche in Rice Co at the McPherson County line. Fire Departments from Rice County received mutual aid from units in Reno County, McPherson County and multiple rural departments -- from as far away as Derby and Mulvane.
... at Flower Mound Elementary School in Lawton learned about health and safety ON Friday thanks to the OU College of Nursing and the Comanche Nation Higher Education program. ... Students were also able to tour a helicopter, ambulances and other emergency personnel vehicles during the fair.
The Army's helicopters have a number of names you recognize immediately: Apache, Black Hawk, Kiowa, Lakota, Comanche. They are also ... Then comes something unique – the helicopter or aircraft is then part of a ceremony attended by Native American leaders, who bestow tribal blessings. You might ...
The Army poured over $7 billion into the failed RAH-66 Comanche stealth helicopter, then millions more into the ARH-70 Arapaho armed reconnaissance helicopter, while a third aircraft, the Armed Aerial Scout, never even materialized. And even if Future Vertical Lift does come to fruition, the Army's current ...
In other words, there's no money to develop an all-new scout helicopter until the Army finishes modernizing its existing AH-64 gunships and UH-60 transports. Three Kiowa replacements have already been cancelled and the money plowed back into upgrading existing aircraft: the RAH-66 Comanche, ...
The last joint project undertaken by the two was the RAH-66 Comanche five-bladed attack helicopter, commissioned in 1991, built in 1996, and aborted in 2004… at a cost to the DoD of nearly $7 billion. With other certain aircraft aggressively over-budget, it's doubtful the Pentagon will have the patience to ...

These features are notable, since the last time the two defense contractors worked on an armed helicopter for the U.S. military, the result was the abortive RAH-66A Comanche. This stealthy rotorcraft had complex internal weapons bays to keep the aircraft's radar signature as low as possible. The Defiant ...
The Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche – one of only two of the helicopters that were built and flew – on display at the Aviation museum had been in storage but it can now be viewed by the public, according to Bob Mitchell, U.S. Army Aviation Museum curator. “This (aircraft) was a revolutionary design ...
The Kiowa Warrior is slated to retire in 2025, the Chinook in 2035, and both the Apache and Black Hawk will be gone by 2040. We thought we had a suitable replacement for all of these platforms in the Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche. But then, this next-gen stealth chopper vanished in a puff of ...
The Army wants something badly because it hasn't had a purpose-built scout helicopter since the Vietnam-vintage OH-58 Kiowa retired. Multiple attempts to replace Kiowa failed, from the stealthy Comanche (cancelled in 2004) to the Armed Aerial Scout (2013). The cost of maintaining the aging Kiowa, and ...
Five British tourists died after the Papillon Airways helicopter flight they were on approached a landing pad Feb. 10 in Grand Canyon West, spun twice and smashed to the ground, where it burst into flames. The investigation into that crash is ongoing, though the company said it would retrofit helicopters with ...
Ms. Bera last flew her white Piper Comanche 260 (decorated with pink and magenta stripes and the phrase “Kick Ass” stenciled on the fuselage) in ... She worked as a flight instructor, sold airplanes for Beechcraft and Piper and was a test pilot; in the 1960s, she flew an experimental helicopter with no tail ...
A helicopter, four single engine air tankers, three heavy tankers and two super scoopers are on scene to assist. ... The counties included in the governor's declaration are: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cimarron, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Creek, Custer, Dewey, ...
Emergency crews responded to a vehicle wreck at the new I-44 toll booth just north of Comanche County. The Fletcher Fire Department was requested to respond as a second fire department to provide a second set of "Jaws of Life" to help extricate at least one patient from a vehicle. A medical ...
In 1909, William Purvis and Charles Wilson invented a new flying machine dubbed the “helicopter” while working at their shop in Goodland. And for those who take frozen carbonated ... Comanche County has 128 caves, followed closely by Barber County with 117. There was a time when Kansas was ...
From the first XH-40 prototype helicopter that paved the way for the famous Huey helicopter to a Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche, an aircraft that never quite made it into the Army's operational inventory, the museum has something for everyone, said Mitchell. The Comanche, which is one of the ...
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a man was traveling 6 miles east of Comanche when his 1995 Chevrolet Pickup departed the roadway to the right. The driver over corrected, swerved to the left, departed the roadway to the left and struck several trees. The vehicle rolled at least a quarter rotation.
Previously, Reviello was the senior manager for Future Combat Systems operating system software development and the mission systems software for the Comanche helicopter. Reviello joined Boeing in 1991 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in ...
A Kansas Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter piloted and crewed by soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment out of Salina, Kansas, assisted with fire suppression ... “We're setting up for about the same thing again this spring,” said Greg Ellis, fire chief for Comanche County.
“People say, 'oh, FCS, Comanche,'” Milley said, invoking the litany of canceled Army programs of the past. ... and M2 Bradley armored vehicles, the Patriot missile, the UH-60 Black Hawk transport helicopter, and the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter: “Those systems were radical advancements,” Milley said.
The six sailors on board were winched to safety by helicopter amid high winds and swells as the 16-metre racing yacht sank in freezing waters, 150km .... The yacht is half the size of line honours winner LDV Comanche which denied Wild Oats XI after the supermaxi was deemed to have breached the rules ...
A second passenger, a 15-year-old boy from Arlington, was taken to Comanche County Memorial Hospital in critical condition with head, trunk internal and leg injuries. A passenger in the Dodge, Savannah Benefiel, 31, of Walters, was taken by helicopter to Comanche County Memorial Hospital, where ...
It outlasted two planned replacements, the RAH-66 Comanche stealth helicopter and the ARH-70 Arapaho. The Army is now trying to make do by using the AH-64 Apache as a scout helicopter. This just isn't gonna work. The Apache has a good sensor suite, but why would you send it out carrying less than ...
He then flew by helicopter to Kabul, where he met President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at the presidential palace. .... First Sergeant Mac Miller from Comanche Troop 3rd Squadron 4th Cavalry lift weights as he exercises in Forward Operating Base Connolly in Nangarhar province, ...
This new expansion looks to be fairly ambitious and add several vehicles. According to the trailer, "The Doomsday Heist" should add jetpacks, flying cars, as well as several military veichles. In the trailer we have seen PL-01 tank as well as the american helicopter Comanche. There are so many details in the trailer that you ...
The Army's helicopters have a number of names you recognize immediately: Apache, Black Hawk, Kiowa, Lakota, Comanche. They are also ... Then comes something unique – the helicopter or aircraft is then part of a ceremony attended by Native American leaders, who bestow tribal blessings. You might ...
The Army poured over $7 billion into the failed RAH-66 Comanche stealth helicopter, then millions more into the ARH-70 Arapaho armed reconnaissance helicopter, while a third aircraft, the Armed Aerial Scout, never even materialized. And even if Future Vertical Lift does come to fruition, the Army's current ...
In other words, there's no money to develop an all-new scout helicopter until the Army finishes modernizing its existing AH-64 gunships and UH-60 transports. Three Kiowa replacements have already been cancelled and the money plowed back into upgrading existing aircraft: the RAH-66 Comanche, ...
The last joint project undertaken by the two was the RAH-66 Comanche five-bladed attack helicopter, commissioned in 1991, built in 1996, and aborted in 2004… at a cost to the DoD of nearly $7 billion. With other certain aircraft aggressively over-budget, it's doubtful the Pentagon will have the patience to ...
Since 1939, aerospace manufacturers Boeing and Sikorsky Aircraft have remained synonymous with dependable fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, respectively, responsible for supplying the US armed forces with illustrious vehicles from the venerable F/A-18 Super Hornet and Air Force One to the ...
These features are notable, since the last time the two defense contractors worked on an armed helicopter for the U.S. military, the result was the abortive RAH-66A Comanche. This stealthy rotorcraft had complex internal weapons bays to keep the aircraft's radar signature as low as possible. The Defiant ...
The Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche – one of only two of the helicopters that were built and flew – on display at the Aviation museum had been in storage but it can now be viewed by the public, according to Bob Mitchell, U.S. Army Aviation Museum curator. “This (aircraft) was a revolutionary design ...
The Kiowa Warrior is slated to retire in 2025, the Chinook in 2035, and both the Apache and Black Hawk will be gone by 2040. We thought we had a suitable replacement for all of these platforms in the Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche. But then, this next-gen stealth chopper vanished in a puff of ...
The service had to kill the Crusader howitzer program, the Comanche helicopter initiative, the Future Combat Systems suite of weapons and the ... spend more money on the most pressing capabilities: long-range missiles, missile defenses, individual soldier gear, combat vehicles, helicopters and networks.
The Army's helicopters have a number of names you recognize immediately: Apache, Black Hawk, Kiowa, Lakota, Comanche. They are also known as the ... Then comes something unique – the helicopter or aircraft is then part of a ceremony attended by Native American leaders, who bestow tribal blessings. You might be ...
The shooting was at Comanche Park Apartments and when police arrived, ... Police circled in a helicopter trying to locate their suspect without ...
Curtis, a retiree who used to work at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power ... who spent 21 years working for Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth before ...
... on the pair's marriage license application, filed in Comanche County. ... Fly over Sacramento with the sheriff's department helicopter crew ...
COMANCHE COUNTY, OK (KSWO) – We have an update to a rollover crash we first told ... A helicopter was called in to airlift him to a hospital.


 

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