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Comanche Critical Enabler for Joint and Army Future Force Operations

December 6, 2003

Military forces have always needed reconnaissance forces to develop the situation and to provide early warning and critical information to the commander. Today we refer to reconnaissance as a contributor to the Common Relevant Operational Picture. The U.S. Army plans to use the RAH-66 Comanche stealth helicopter to support reconnaissance, close combat, mobile strike and vertical maneuver operations. Comanche will be a major contributor to situational awareness, joint precision fires and joint air-ground operations. With its full-spectrum capabilities, Comanche will be capable of working in noncontiguous areas of operations against asymmetrical threats. Comanche is programmed to operate as an integral part of the Joint Future Force.