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Old 17th Oct 2019, 04:00
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The Sultan
 
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Just think someone at Sikorsky/Boeing is congratulating themselves with getting this info in the press:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/10/...-inches-ahead/

They seem to think their continued “development” of the Defiant until the end of 2020 will be beneficial to the programs it was applicable to. Problem is the Marines want responses on their program no later than January and the Army in the first quarter of 2020 while they will still be struggling to get above 120 knots.

Got to wonder if the Marines/Army will say enough and save a billion dollars or so by selecting the V-280 derived offering from Bell and fast track development and fielding.
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