The Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) is a key Army modernization capability; it will fly further and faster than existing aircraft, and will provide air assault and MEDEVAC support. The Army recently awarded Textron’s Bell and a Sikorsky-Boeing team project agreements under an Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium Other Transaction Agreement for the second phase of the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft competitive demonstration and risk-reduction effort.
The project agreements advance the schedule for FLRAA to an earlier Milestone B decision, which will provide more time for detailed design, building, and testing of prototype air vehicles.
The use of an existing OTA through AMTC enabled a streamlined acquisition process. The OTA reduced schedule to award while increasing cost efficiencies and flexibility.