Pentagon Cancels Army's Comanche Program

By Anne Plummer, Dan Dupont / February 23, 2004 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon has canceled the RAH-66 Comanche helicopter program at the Army's request, senior service officials announced today. After spending $6.9 billion on the program so far, the Army determined the proliferation of sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles on today's battlefield and budding capabilities found elsewhere warrants a new investment strategy. Acting Army Secretary Les Brownlee and Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker announced the termination, first reported this morning by, at a Pentagon briefing. They stressed the move is an...

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