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The Army, Marines and SOCOM Want These Capabilities From Their Next Helicopter

The Army, Marines and SOCOM Want These Capabilities From Their Next Helicopter by Todd South – Army Times

New details on the Army’s future vertical lift program show more about what they and their Marine Corps and special operations partners want out of their latest helicopter program, the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft.

 

The program aims to replace the aging UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter fleet on the Army side and the newer UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter on the Marine Corps side.

 

Recently the Army posted a “sources sought” on the government website fbo.gov, in it laying out what the Army, Marines and Special Operations Command want from an aircraft they expect to field in 2030 that could still be in service at 2080.

 

And there’s a reason for that goal…

Read on.