posted on Jan, 28 2019 @ 03:17 PM
a reply to: anzha
Probably what they haven't heard. Industry is funding something like 85% of this program to date. Textron/Bell and team have basically demonstrated
most of what they set out to do. Still no solidified requirements for an acquisition program and the program's future budget is still up in the
A car salesman doesn't mind spending money on advertising and burning his gas taking the customer on a test drive, but eventually they're going to
want to see some intention to purchase something (or at least see some money upfront).
I imagine this customer wants to wait to see the data from the other flight testing first. Army aviation is trying to throw as little money at it at
this stage as possible, and they don't have a great reputation on program management. Sikorsky will probably air the same complaints once they finish
a lot of their demonstration program.
"Why am I investing hundreds of millions of my own money for this (your) program again?"