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Post  Nalin Bakshi on Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:51 pm

The Boeing/Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was an advanced U.S. Army military helicopter intended for the armed reconnaissance role, incorporating stealth technologies. It was also intended to designate targets for the AH-64 Apache. The RAH-66 program was canceled in 2004 before it was fielded.

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Post  Anup on Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:19 pm

What possible use could the Comanche have today. The job for which it was designed can be done by drones and satellites.
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Post  Nalin Bakshi on Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:43 am

Could you elaborate?
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Post  Anup on Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:10 am

Well, the original reason work started on the Comanche was to replace the Oh-58 Kiowa reconnaissance choppers. As mentioned ,it was also to act as a target designator for Apaches. However after 1995, the UAV technology developed much faster than that of Comanche and consequently UAV's could do all the roles that a comanche could. Remember the Comanche was designated ONLY as a reconnaissance and target designator. It was never designed to rescue stranded crews inside enemy lines.
Hence there was no need of the Comanche
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Post  Nalin Bakshi on Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:02 pm

oh Cool!
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