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Army selects companies to continue competition to design new long-range assault helicopters

Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Staff Writer  |  April 1, 2020  |  Military & Aerospace Electronics


Extra money from Congress will enable the service to continue to fly and burn down the inherent risk in developing a new helicopter.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has selected Bell Textron Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, and Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Conn., to build competing helicopters for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA). Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

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1 April 2020 -- The companies will deliver initial conceptual designs for aircraft and avionics, an assessment of the feasibility of requirements and trade studies using model-based systems engineering. The competition for the program of record will begin in 2022 with a plan to field the first unit equipped in 2030. READ MORE...

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