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Army Special Ops’ Little Bird helo here to stay until future vertical lift | Defense News
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Army Special Ops’ Little Bird helo here to stay until future vertical lift | Defense News

The U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command won’t be replacing its urban, nimble “street fighter” helicopter anytime soon. It instead plans to keep the MH-6 Little Bird flying through upgrades until Future Vertical Lift aircraft begin replacing legacy helicopters.

“Right now with the current technology, we are wed to the program that is going to provide us the 3.0 block upgrade to our current Mission Enhanced Little Bird,” Brig. Gen. John Evans, commander of the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Aviation Command, said at the Army Aviation Association of America’s annual summit Friday.

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