O verseas, the US military is beginning the second and final phase of development of the future long-range assault aircraft before selecting a contractor sometime next year to build vertical-lift prototypes of the helicopter’s replacement. Sikorsky A-60 Blackhawk Army officers utility vehicle. The Redstone Arsenal Contracting Command awarded two contracts, one to build Textron Inc.
Army officers The Redstone Arsenal Contracting Command awarded two contracts, one to Bell Textron Inc in Fort Worth Texas and the other to Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin in Stratford, for flraa competition Phase II Risk Reduction and Demonstration Project The second phase of the Project will help determine whether the flraa will be suitable for Special Forces uses for medical evacuation and whether the design could be exported at the same time.
Army experts are working with Bell and Sikorsky to begin integrating the major flraa subsystems and candidate weapons systems Bell won $292.6 million and Sikorsky won a $284.4 million order on March 30 to begin the second phase of the flraa, the Army also has a contract request to find ways to develop open systems that allow technologies as managing the cognitive workload of aircraft crew members as part of the revolutionary technology and strategies for holistic situational awareness decision-making program. The technologies developed from this future aircraft program are potentially for integration into avionics for the flraa and future attack reconnaissance aircraft.
this program could develop avionics technologies for the flraa to include synthetic vision to operate in dust or snow vertical lift integrated mission team a joint common avionics architecture root optimization survivability against network threats piloted and unmanned aircraft teaming command and multifunction control mission systems and advanced equipment this project to develop advanced avionics for the flraa and other future army aircraft has four separate efforts information management data and sensor fusion autonomous decision support and information distillation and man-machine interfaces management of
information seeks to identify information management technologies to receive, process, store and transmit terabytes of data and knowledge products from various sources simultaneously data and Sensor Fusion seeks to identify Technologies to accept data from various databases and sensor networks res and merge the data into a comprehensive proprietary ship Information Manager or World Model Autonomous Decision Aid and Information Distillation seeks to identify technologies capable of distilling data and information into knowledge products for crew member adjudication or human-machine interfaces The autonomous decision-making process seeks to identify technologies that facilitate intuitive communication of operational knowledge to and from aircraft crew members.
Types of avionics systems that could be part of this program, and by extension, part of the flraa include Communications Aircraft status Navigation Increased flight control Weapons Fused crew systems and sensor data Technologies that meet cybersecurity standards and information guarantee of these orders Bell will do the work in Fort Worth Texas and should be finished by March 2022 thanks