U.S. Army orders Bell ARH
29 Jul 2005
The United States Army has awarded Textron's Bell Helicopter a $2.2 billion contract for the delivery of 368 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARH). The ARH will replace the OH-58D Kiowa Warrier in service with the U.S. Army since 1985. Delivery will take place during fiscal years 2006 through 2013.
The Bell ARH is a military version of the Bell 407 single engine light helicopter. It will feature a modern glass cockpit, FLIR and can carry Gatling guns, rockets, Hellfire missiles or up to 38 APKWS tubes. In addition to the two pilots it can carry three passengers.
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