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Boeing reveals its U.S. Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft design

Agile, reason-built and built for the Army’s evolving missions MESA, Ariz. – WEBWIRE – Tuesday,...

Agile, reason-built and built for the Army’s evolving missions

MESA, Ariz. – WEBWIRE

 Boeing [NYSE: BA] is supplying the U.S. Army an agile, totally integrated, reason-built system for the Long run Assault Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) prototype levels of competition.

Boeing FARA is built to meet up with the Army’s present-day mission needs although evolving as systems and missions change. The thrust compounded single-key rotor helicopter offers a six-bladed rotor system, a single engine, tandem seating and a modular, point out-of-the-art cockpit with a reconfigurable large region screen and autonomous abilities.

“We’re supplying extra than a helicopter – we’re supplying an affordable and totally integrated system for the Army, the mission and the upcoming. We’ve blended innovation, ingenuity and established rotorcraft expertise with in depth tests and innovative analysis to provide a pretty powerful option,” stated Mark Cherry, vice president and basic supervisor of Boeing’s Phantom Functions.

The fly-by-wire layout leverages extra than 65 several years of rotorcraft expertise, established innovative and additive manufacturing technology, and products commonality driving down danger and expenditures. The system will present seamless capacity inside of the Army ecosystem to consist of Lengthy-Range Precision Fires and air-introduced outcomes.

“We listened to the Army, assessed all options, and optimized our layout to present the appropriate plane to meet up with the necessities,” stated Shane Openshaw, Boeing FARA program supervisor. “We are supplying a pretty responsible, sustainable and versatile plane with a concentrate on safety and the upcoming struggle.”

FARA will fill a important hole in Army aviation for an innovative gentle attack and reconnaissance capacity, beforehand held by the now-retired Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

For extra information about Boeing FARA and its capabilities, visit www.boeing.com/FARA.

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