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AH-6i makes first flight

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 8, 2009

AH-6i HelicopterBoeing announced at the US Army Annual Meeting and Exposition that its AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopter made its first flight on September 16.

The AH-6i is based on a modified OH-6 Cayuse helicopter, and features an integrated digital cockpit, an integrated weapons system, and a communications package that enables connectivity with other aircraft and ground stations.

Although originally aimed at the export market, Boeing is expected to offer the AH-6i  to meet a US Army requirement following the cancellation of the Bell ARH-70 project.

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