This paper considers the commercial potential for advanced "dual-use" rotorcraft designed for military and civilian users. Four markets -- scheduled passenger service, same-day intercity package delivery, resupply of offshore oil platforms and emergency medical service transport -- are analyzed in detail. These analyses find only minimal commercial opportunities for new dual-use vehicles. However, joint civil-military research on generic, cost-reducing technologies could improve commercial profitability in existing markets and also lower military operations costs.
Originally published in: AHS Vertical Lift Aircraft Design Conference, San Francisco, Calif., pp. 2.2.1-2.2.16.
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