By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 2:41 PM
A light scout and a mid-size transport remain Army aviation’s top two priorities, Secretary Mark Esper said, but industry needs to start thinking about the next heavy-lift aircraft and stop fighting against cuts to the venerable CH-47.
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