posted on Aug, 10 2020 @ 02:55 PM
a reply to: projectvxn
The only edge that the Comanche concept would have is in a true peer state conflict such as the age-old hypothetical Soviet incursion into West
Germany through the Fulda gap, where air superiority was far from guaranteed, making drones vulnerable and stealth incredibly valuable, and in which
the "peer" had a level of technological advancement such that them shooting down our KH-11s and SAR satellites was a very real possibility, and so
having a stealth scout helicopter that could duck in and out of tree cover while tracking advancing tank formations was a pretty attractive
The possibility of such a conflict more or less died with the Soviet Union, though, and so the Army now had no need for a scout helicopter that cost
damned near as much as a new F-16 while being useless overkill for the Desert Storm/Kosovo style conflicts it was now fighting.