Accession Number : ADA304095

Title :   An Analysis of U.S. Army Helicopter Programs.

Corporate Author : CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA304095

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : The Army's helicopters play an important role in the conduct of ground combat operations on the modern battlefield. Although the Army has invested heavily in its helicopter fleet during the past 15 years, it still retains many Vietnam-era helicopters in its inventory. The Army's plans for modernizing its helicopters focus on its attack and scout aircraft, with no major programs for replacing or overhauling its aging utility helicopters. Furthermore, because the Army's new reconnaissance and attack helicopter, the Comanche, will not begin to enter the fleet for at least 10 years, the Army will have to retain many older combat helicopters for at least another 20 years.

Descriptors :   *ATTACK HELICOPTERS, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *ARMY PLANNING, *INVENTORY ANALYSIS, GROUND LEVEL, LAND WARFARE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, ACQUISITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AGING(MATERIALS), LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), COMBAT SUPPORT, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, RETENTION(GENERAL), MISSIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, RECONNAISSANCE, ARMY BUDGETS, UTILITY AIRCRAFT, ARMY AIRCRAFT, ARMY AVIATION, FEDERAL BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Information Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE