Pentagon Advisers Eye Single Heavy-Lift Aircraft for Army, Marine Corps and Navy

By Jason Sherman / October 13, 2005 at 5:00 AM
An influential Pentagon advisory panel is reviewing the U.S. military's need for a new heavy-lift aircraft, an assessment that could recommend as soon as next spring that the Army, Marine Corps and Navy consolidate their requirements and pursue a single program. At the direction of Kenneth Krieg, the Pentagon's acquisition executive, a Defense Science Board task force is examining future helicopter needs with an eye toward determining whether a joint effort can achieve what the Army, Marines and Navy would...

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