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OH-58 Block II successfully completes first flight

Bell Helicopter announced the first flight of its OH-58 Block II demonstrator at its Xworx research and development facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
“The flight was flawless and completed according to plan,” said Cathy Ferrie, director of Bell Helicopter's Xworx facility. “The Block II is a significant leap forward in performance for the Kiowa Warrior platform and will absolutely make this a 21st Century airframe for the 21st Century soldier.”
Bell Helicopter is developing this OH-58 Block II fleet representative demonstrator to facilitate prototyping activities in anticipation of a US Army future requirement of 6K/95 performance. The Block II OH-58 provides an attractive, cost efficient alternative for the US Army and US taxpayer, and will demonstrate Bell helicopter's ability to meet or exceed all performance requirements for the Army's Armed Aerial Scout. Bell Helicopter is developing this aircraft with its own resources and at no cost to the government.
 


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