The U.S. Army is looking for a new, fast helicopter to fill a
gap in its aerial reconnaissance capabilities. Five companies
have been selected for preliminary design work. Two of these
will be chosen for further prototype development in 2020. An
artist's impression of the AVX/L3 Harris design, featuring a
coaxial rotor and ducted fans for propulsion, is shown above.
The U.S. Army has spent much of the last two decades trying to replace its now-retired OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout...