5 European countries join forces to design the next medium multi-role helicopter

European helicopters are, unquestionably, among the best rotary wings in the world, and have been for several decades. Over the course of industrial concentrations and consolidation of activity, two major European groups have emerged in this field, the Franco-German Airbus Hélicoptères and the Italian-British Agusta-Westland. Is it to respond to the emergence of new technologies such as those implemented in the United States as part of the US Army's Future Vertical Lift program? or the upcoming arrival of China and its Z-20 on the international market? anyway, these 4 countries are home to European helicopters, Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom, joined in this by…

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US Army selects Sikorsky Raider-X and Bell 360 Invictus for FARA program

The US Army announced yesterday March 25 in a press release the names of the two finalists for the Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft program, or FARA, intended to replace the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior reconnaissance helicopters and part of the AH attack helicopters. -64 Apache. As for the FLRAA (Future Long Range Assault Aircraft) program intended to replace the UH-60 Black Hawk tactical transport helicopters, it is the companies Bell with its Bell 360 Invictus and Sikorsky, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, with the Raider-X, which have been selected. Proposals from Boeing, Kareem Aircraft and AVX Aircraft/L3 were not accepted. By this decision,...

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Boeing unveils its vision of the American light attack helicopter in Chinese shadows

Of the 5 finalists selected by the US Army to compete in the FARA (Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft) program intended to replace the OH-58 Kiowa light helicopters already withdrawn from service, as well as part of the attack helicopters, Boeing was the only not to have unveiled its model, even though the Seattle firm is currently producing the AH64 Apache, the spearhead of the US Army's helicopter attack component. But the little promotional video published yesterday on Twitter does not reveal much more... Indeed, a short video was published on Tuesday 11 on Boeing's Twitter account, to announce the upcoming presentation of this model...

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