US Army Rolls Out Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Competition Written 13 July 2021

Sikorsky–Boeing SB-1 Defiant. | Credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke, U.S. Army; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Defense News reports that the US Army “has launched its future long-range assault aircraft competition, quietly releasing a request for proposals limited to two industry teams.” The Army also has “homed in on a schedule to deliver FLRAA prototypes after debating two different options to stay on schedule.” The service “will choose a winner – after a faceoff between Textron’s Bell and a Sikorsky-Boeing team – in the third quarter of fiscal 2022.” It “appears the service is requiring prototype delivery to start in the third quarter of FY25 and wrap up a year later, according to a review of FY22 budget documents.”
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