True... with so many accidents and inherent defects (e.g., strap packs, BUCS), it isn't an attractive airframe at all. That said, it's here to stay. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I also don't think the new FVL program will affect this? From what I understand, the program only intends to replace black hawks and kiowas
I hate to break it to you about the kiowa warrior....
*From what Ive read* the apache issues are largely overstated. Fantastically stable fully aerobatic airframe to fly, coupled with a multi tasking god its an amazing asset. Im sure its still a great airframe.
But as far as I know yes, FVL is slated to replace the blackhawk.