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10/10/2008
AH-6: new light attack/reconnaissance helicopter

The Boeing Company announced a new rotorcraft program, the AH-6 light attack/reconnaissance helicopter.
Designed on a combat-proven platform with a heritage of successful service with Special Operations, the AH-6 is designed to meet the current requirements of international military customers while maintaining flexibility for future growth.
``We believe this system is a perfect fit for those customers seeking long endurance, proven performance and 2,000-pound payload within an affordable helicopter.`` said Dave Palm, director of Boeing Rotorcraft Business Development.
The AH-6 features an Electro-Optical/Infrared forward-looking sight system as well as a mount for weapons that have been qualified on the aircraft, including Hellfire missiles, the M260 seven-shot rocket pod, a machine gun and a mini-gun integrated with a sensor system.
A communications package allows the AH-6 to connect to other aircraft and to ground stations.
Boeing will produce the AH-6 at its Rotorcraft Systems facility in Mesa, Ariz., and will draw on that organization`s existing secure supply base to ensure on-time, on-cost delivery.

Source: Boeing





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