posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 07:55 PM
There were some technical difficulties with the Cheyenne, to be sure. Alot of that came from trying to gold plate the requirements late. Cost goes up,
new technical problems arise with new systems.
I think the Cheyenne hit some major political difficulties because of the role. Dive-bombs, armed, has wings and is performing the close air support
mission -- the USAF threw fits because of the Key West Agreement. Couple that with losing three airframes in accidents, rising costs, and technical
difficulties, the program got axed. As a bone, the Army got the A-X program funded (A-9,A-10 comp), but they killed the Cheyenne.