Army Powering Through with Future Vertical Lift Programs

The Army is working to rapidly acquire both a future scout helicopter and a Black Hawk replacement aircraft. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the service and industry are working together to ensure these projects’ aggressive timelines aren’t derailed.

The Army’s future attack reconnaissance aircraft, or FARA, and future long-range assault aircraft, or FLRAA, initiatives are being spearheaded by the service’s future vertical lift cross-functional team as part of Army Futures Command. FVL — which is envisioned as a new family of rotorcraft — is one of the Army’s top three major modernization priorities as the service prepares for great power competition with China and Russia.

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