26 octobre 2018 | International, Aérospatial

A Guide To U.S. Military Helicopter Modernization

| Aviation Week & Space Technology

From armed scout to heavy lift, modernizing rotorcraft fleets has become a priority for the U.S. Defense Department. But whether the U.S. Army and other services will have the budgets to fulfill its ambitious renewal plans remains to be seen.

http://aviationweek.com/defense/guide-us-military-helicopter-modernization

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