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The Army is considering a series of upgrade to its Apache attack helicopters that would include a new composite rotorblade.
“We’ve had a composite rotorblade in development for a number of years now and we’re looking also to then bring that forward,” said Col. Ralph Pallotta. “The existing rotorblade is 1970s technology, it’s a composite and it’s a metal rotorbalde. It’s got four spars and because of that it’s difficult to assemble and difficult to maintain.”
However, Pallotta cautioned that the Apache’s current rotorblade has demonstrated a lot of resilience, especially after taking hits during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. That resistance will need to be emulated in the new rotorblade, he said.
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