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Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN(RDA)) James Geurts visited the Leonardo Helicopters manufacturing facility in Philadelphia on June 26 to get a firsthand look at the new TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) under production.

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