Army aviation experts search for hardware and software commonality for avionics in future aircraft systems

Aug. 13, 2020
The Army is scheduled to reach a final design decision for FARA by December, and will build a combat-ready system by fiscal year 2030.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army is exploring improved mission systems and avionics configurations for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), as project officials engage with industry in a collaborative market research effort. The U.S. Army reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

13 Aug. 2020 -- This year, project managers launched a mission systems optimization study to evaluate hardware and software for both aircraft, says Col. Gregory Fortier, FARA lead with the Army's program executive office for aviation.

Project managers sought to identify hardware and software commonality to improve both aircraft's sustainability and help mitigate overall costs. Now experts will use this information to discuss qualified mission system capabilities.

Officials of the Army FARA and FLRAA future aircraft programs will work together to develop recommendations in November. Project managers are trying to avoid stovepiping each project through this analysis.

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