FAS | Military | DOD 101 | Systems | Aircraft ||||
Index | Search |



Joint Replacement Aircraft [JRA]

The H-1 Helicopter Upgrade program will provide a bridge to a Joint Replacement Aircraft in the 2020 timeframe.

Under this program, the Marine Corps is making extensive improvements to its aging fleets of UH-1N utility and AH-1W attack helicopters. The program provides for 280 existing airframes (100 UH-1N and 180 AH-1W) to be remanufactured and fitted with a newly developed drivetrain incorporating a four-bladed, all-composite rotor system. Increased commonality between the aircraft will enhance maintainability and deployability. The planned avionics upgrade will also enhance joint interoperability. Together, these upgrades will reduce program life-cycle costs, significantly improve operational capability, and extend the service life of both helicopter fleets.

Specifications

Sources and Resources



FAS | Military | DOD 101 | Systems | Aircraft ||||
Index | Search |


http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/jra.htm
Maintained by Webmaster

Updated