We do have interest in FVL albeit casting an eye over according to article below and statement from one of AAC's finest (and one of the first cadre of WAH-64D pilots who also went on exchanged to 21st Cav and went on border patrol when their AH-64A deployed from Fort Hood in late 90s).I hear all that but we couldn’t afford such a machine.
The Little bird may be an old design but it certainly offers a platform ideal for recon, insertion and light attack.
Something that if looking at costs involved would be likely be considerably cheaper and offer more units per cost than wildcat or a gazelle upgrade.
A senior army officer says the UK military is still evaluating how to replace its combined medium-category transport helicopters, but has warned European industry that unless it develops a future rotorcraft that offers a step-change in speed and range capability, then it may instead select...
It is part of a wider look at potential replacement for the RAF Puma Mk2 fleet in over a deacde ...
The other year at a mil helicopter conference in Eurppe, Air Commodore Al ....(?) stated that the aerial battlefield is going to mvoe around plus 200kts in the future.