The U.S. military delegates have confirmed that expected Future Long-Range Assault Plane to come no later than 2030, based on a recent service press release.
Currently, the U.S. Military is asking for the Future Long-Range Assault Plane Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction through the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium Different Transaction Authority. Phase one of the CD&RR delivers an initial conceptual plan to incorporate all substantiating technical documentation to support the design, necessities decompositions, trade research, and requirements feasibility.
“We are dedicated to providing the Army’s first unit with the Future Long-Range Assault Plane no later than 2030,” said Colonel David Phillips, the Program Executive Office for Aviation’s Venture Manager for FLRAA. “This effort will provide crucial risk reduction and inform the program of record as we pursue the solution to fulfill the Military’s aviation modernization priority.”
Future Vertical Lift is the Military’s third modernization priority with FLRAA as a crucial combat system needed to prevail in future wars by enabling a “leap-ahead” in velocity, range, lethality, survivability, and reach to search out, fix, and finish enemy threats and consequently exploiting open passages with significantly more capable air assault and MEDEVAC capacities.
The Military is beginning on an ambitious plan to obtain two giant helicopters to replace UH-60 Black Hawks, AH-64 Apaches and fill a spot left open when the service withdrew its OH-85 Kiowa Warriors in 2014.
The service posted a request for information in April to assess the industry, including the acceleration of FLRAA’s fielding program to deliver at least by the fiscal year 2030.