AUSA Global 2021: US Army aviation leader predicts FARA, FLRAA will survive possible flat Pentagon budget
Home Defence News AUSA Global 2021: US Army aviation leader predicts FARA, FLRAA will survive possible flat Pentagon budget 18 March 2021 by Pat Host A US Army aviation leader is confident the service’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) efforts will continue into fiscal year (FY) 2022 despite a possible flat Pentagon budget.
The Army has learned from the Comanche scout chopper debacle, where it spent $9 billion in today’s dollars to get just two prototypes. With Future Vertical Lift, $7 billion will get 18 prototype aircraft, counting both the FARA scout and FLRAA transport.
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