Banshee target drones could be used by the RN for experimentation of future sensors, weaponry and radio equipment.
DSEI 2021: NATO admits Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability could be FVL solution
A NATO official has revealed to Shephard that the alliance’s Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) programme could result in a Future Vertical Lift (FVL) aircraft eventually being selected.
Despite the US only holding NGRC observer status, five European partner nations involved in the effort have already agreed to open a communications channel with FVL officials, according to the NATO source.
The official noted that this channel exists to avoid working in stovepipes, and to ensure that whatever is developed is interoperable from both ends.
US representatives have also been part of all NGRC meetings to date.
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