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    Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft

    FLRAA - Black Hawk replacement programme

    Black Hawk replacement FLRAA

    The US Army Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft or FLRAA, developed in conjunction with the FARA, program aims to replace the Black Hawk helicopters. Planning began in 2016 with an analysis of alternatives or AOA which was completed by end 2018

    The Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) contract award is scheduled for 2021, first flight for 2023 and initial operational capability (IOC) by 2030.

    Although led by the Army, the FLRAA is defined as a multi-service program.

    FLRAA Contenders

    Bell V-280 Valor

    07-Oct-21 - Bell Teams with CAE for FLRAA and FARA Training #FVL
    08-Jul-21 - Future Vertical Lift at Bell Lab in Arlington Texas #FVL
    26-Jun-21 - V-280 Advancing for FLRAA Requirement #FLRAA
    07-May-21 - Safran Landing Gear for V-280 Valor #LandingGear
    12-Apr-21 - Bell V-280 Competitive Demonstration #FLRAA
    14-Jan-21 - Bell V-280 Agility Testing #agility
    21-Dec-20 - 200 Flight Hours for Bell V-280 Valor #FLRAA
    17-Dec-20 - External Cargo Loads with Bell V-280 #ExternalLoad
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    V-280 Valor


    RAIDER X for US Army FARA Close to Flight Test, 11-Oct-22 : #FARA Digital factory, additive manufacturing and flying tech demonstrator reduce risk and deliver unmatched growth potential for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Program

    SNC Joins Team Invictus, 03-May-22 : #SNC Bell adds Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to Team Invictus for work on Advanced Mission Systems

    Honeywell APU for Defiant X, 26-Apr-22 : #APU Honeywell to provide modified version of its proven GTCP 36-150 auxiliary power unit (APU) along with main engine generator for the Sikorsky-Boeing Defiant X helicopter

    Perigon Computer for Defiant X, 04-Apr-22 : #Perigon Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing selects Collins Aerospace seating, Perigon™ computer for DEFIANT X® helicopter

    Long Endurance Flight for SB>1 Defiant, 02-Apr-22 : #AAAA2022 The Sikorsky/Boeing SB>1 Defiant flew to Nashville, TN for the Army Aviation Association of America’s annual summit AAAA 2022

    Six Companies Joins Team Defiant X, 01-Apr-22 : #DefiantX Sikorsky and Boeing adds 6 supplier teammates for the DEFIANT X helicopter which is competing for the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program for a Black Hawk replacement

    GE Begins Testing on First T901 Engine, 24-Mar-22 : #T901 Test begins on the first T901-GE-900, a next-generation rotorcraft engine that will power the UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache and US Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) in the future replace current T700

    Defiant in Sling Load and Single-Engine Flights, 18-Feb-22 : #Cargo The Sikorsky/Boeing SB>1 Defiant helicopter continues testing program with its first sling load cargo, slalom maneuvering and single-engine flights

    Honeywell HTS7500 Engine Selected for Defiant X, 14-Feb-22 : #HTS7500 The Honeywell HTS7500 turboshaft engine was selected to power Defiant X helicopter, Sikorsky/Boeing proposal for the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition to replace the Black Hawk

    Defiant in FLRAA Mission Profile, 18-Jan-22 : #Defiant Sikorsky/Boeing SB>1 Defiant executes FLRAA mission profile with unsurpassed speed, maneuverability and agility in high-speed, low-level operations and confined area landings

    09-Sep-21 - Defiant X Coming Earlier than Expected #DefiantX
    13-Aug-21 - Bell 360 Invictus is Taking Form #Invictus
    08-Jul-21 - Future Vertical Lift at Bell Lab in Arlington Texas #FVL
    26-Jun-21 - V-280 Advancing for FLRAA Requirement #FLRAA
    07-May-21 - Safran Landing Gear for V-280 Valor #LandingGear
    18-Apr-21 - Defiant X Competitive Demonstration #DefiantX
    15-Apr-21 - S-97 Raider Visit to Redstone Arsenal #Raider
    12-Apr-21 - Bell V-280 Competitive Demonstration #FLRAA
    30-Mar-21 - OPV Black Hawk with Supervised Autonomy #drones
    25-Jan-21 - Sikorsky-Boeing Announced Defiant X #DefiantX
    14-Jan-21 - Bell V-280 Agility Testing #agility
    21-Dec-20 - 200 Flight Hours for Bell V-280 Valor #FLRAA
    15-Oct-20 - SB>1 Defiant Achieved 211 Knots #Defiant
    19-Sep-20 - Army Experimental Test Pilots Fly V-280 Valor #Redstone
    10-Aug-20 - Bell New Manufacturing Technology Center #manufacturing
    09-Aug-20 - Sikorsky in the Army Modernization Program
    22-Jul-20 - Astronics Power Systems for Bell’ FARA and FLRAA #electric
    21-Jul-20 - Rolls-Royce Engines for V-280 Valor #RollsRoyce
    14-Jul-20 - Army Searches Configurations for Future Helicopters
    29-Jun-20 - Mecaer Joined Invictus Team for FARA #TeamInvictus
    24-Jun-20 - Bell Proposals for Future US Army Aviation #FVL
    23-Jun-20 - Army VIPER Lab Speeds Changes to Helicopters #mechanics
    16-Jun-20 - Defiant Reached 205 Knots #Speed
    04-Jun-20 - Bell 360 Invictus Team
    28-May-20 - Triumph to Supply Bell 360 Subsystems #Triumph
    16-May-20 - SB-1 Defiant in High Speed Trials
    31-Mar-20 - Bell 360 Selected to Continue in FARA Competition #FARA
    17-Mar-20 - Bell V-280 Selected to Continue in FLRAA Competition #FLRAA
    03-Mar-20 - Boeing Unveils US Army FARA Proposal #BoeingFARA
    19-Jan-20 - SB>1 Defiant Reached 100 Knots #Defiant
    28-Oct-19 - Laying the Foundation for Army Aviation #ArmyAviation
    18-Oct-19 - AVX / L3Harris FARA Helicopter at AUSA 2019 #FARA
    16-Oct-19 - Honeywell to Upgrade Chinook’ T55 Engines #T55
    14-Oct-19 - Sikorsky Unveils Raider X for US Army FARA #RaiderX
    02-Oct-19 - Bell 360 Invictus Announced for US Army FARA #Invictus
    27-Sep-19 - Bell Teaming with Collins for US Army FARA #FARA
    22-Sep-19 - Marines Starts UH/AH-1 Replacement Process #AURA
    03-Jul-19 - Karem Announced FARA Competitive Prototype Team #Karem
    29-May-19 - Higher Speed for Future US Army Tilt-Rotor #HighSpeed
    19-May-19 - Boeing Unveil High Speed Apache #Apache
    18-Apr-19 - AVX/L3 Unveiled its FARA Design #FARA
    16-Apr-19 - Collins Aerospace in Development of Future Vertical Lift #JointMultiRole
    06-Apr-19 - US Army Could Select Future Aircraft by 2020 #FARA
    24-Oct-18 - US Army Future Vertical Lift Projects #FutureLift
    30-Oct-15 - US Army Discuss Future Vertical Lift Architecture

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