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Airbus confirms FARA proposal but keeps platform under wrap

20th February 2019 - 12:08 GMT | by Tim Martin in Donauwörth


Airbus Helicopters has confirmed its involvement in the US Army’s FARA (Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft) programme, having formally filed a proposal in December 2018 to meet initial design review phase requirements.

The army anticipates awarding between four to six contracts to industry by July 2019 as part of the nine-month design review and will then downselect two aircraft for demonstration activities.

Despite the relatively short deadline for the design review contracts to be awarded however, OEMs continue to be guarded in revealing the specific platforms they are offering.

In line with this trend and the ‘highly competitive’ nature of the

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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