Boeing Manned/Unmanned Light Helicopter Makes First Flight

The first of two newly designed A/MH-6X light-turbine helicopters lifts off for the first time Sept. 20 at The Boeing Company's Rotorcraft Systems facility in Mesa, Ariz. The flight is a significant milestone in the continuing development of the versatile manned/unmanned military aircraft. The A/MH-6X combines the proven performance of the A/MH-6M Mission Enhanced Little Bird with the unmanned aerial vehicle technologies of the Unmanned Little Bird Demonstrator, a modified MD 530F civil helicopter that has been in development since 2004.

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