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U.S. Army Scrapping Helicopter Program After Spending Billions

Original Article and Video from Design and Development Today

The Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program was meant to create the U.S. Army’s new weaponized scout helicopter. The Army had even held a design competition to find the replacement for the Vietnam-era OH-58 chopper once it was retired. In the interim, Apache attack helicopters and Shadow drones were filling in.

According to Defense News, the Army has spent at least $2 billion on the FARA program and earmarked some $5 billion for development over the next five years. 

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