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originally posted by: Caughtlurking
a reply to: projectvxn
I wouldn't trust the army to choose any new equipment anyway. At least the old stuff won't be constantly deadlined for some simple fault that gets maintainers or operators killed.
The only US army helo that goes down with any real frequency is the Blackhawk, but that's probably just Blackhawks being Blackhawks (we just had one lawn-dart into a golf course in Anne Arundel County, it barely made the news). The Chinooks, the Apaches, and all of the smaller helos they have all seem to have pretty stellar safety records.