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RAH-66 Comanche  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 1,213
Development Cost: USD$10.0 billion
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing and United Technologies
Parent System: RAH-66 Comanche
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 1,213
Development Cost: USD$10.0 billion
Total Cost: USD$6.9 billion
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Description: The RAH-66 Comanche is a lightweight, highly maneuverable, stealth, scout and light attack helicopter designed for the replacement of AH-1 and OH-58 helicopters. The Comanche helicopter will be one of the key transition elements that will enable the US Army to achieve the Objective Force. The new helicopter will be agile, deployable, versatile, lethal, survivable and sustainable according to US Army 21st requirements.

The Comanche helicopter will evade detection by radar, acoustic and infrared sensors. It will be able to fire Stinger and Hellfire missiles, as well as future missiles under development. Missiles will be carried in two internal retractable side bays due to stealth features, with external weaponry eventually. A nose-mounted 20mm cannon and rockets will complete the weapons options. An advanced electro-optical sensor and a radar will be provided for targeting and navigation in rough environments, as well as integrated countermeasures.

The US Army initial procurement is for 1,213 RAH-66 helicopters but funds availability, final helicopter configuration and program modifications could change that figure or cancel the entire program. Following the US Army's Aviation Review the RAH-66 Comanche attack helicopter program was cancelled in February 2004.

RAH-66 Comanche Applications

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RAH-66 Comanche Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 5
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 3.37 meter (11.1 foot)
Length: 14.3 meter (47 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Main Rotor Diameter: 11.9 meter (39.0 foot)
Width: 2.31 meter
Max Range: 2,200 kilometer (1,188 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,042 shp
Cruise Speed: 82 mps (296 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 90 mps (324 kph)
Empty Weight: 4,220 kilogram (9,303 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 5,597 kilogram (12,339 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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RAH-66 Comanche News

There are 3 news between
23 Feb 2004 and 9 Aug 2005
Tuesday, August 9, 2005The US Army Selected Newest Predator for ERMP
Friday, April 30, 2004F/A-22 Enters Operational Tests Phase
Monday, February 23, 2004US Army Kills Comanche

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