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Airbus sidesteps cause of FARA exclusion

26th April 2019 - 11:47 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


After its Future Attack Reconnaisance Aircraft (FARA) X3 high speed technology based proposal was deemed unacceptable by the US Army and excluded from a list of initial design review contractors on 23 April, Airbus Helicopters is remaining guarded on its next move.

Airbus has not made a public indication that it will seek to challenge the service in a similar manner to MD Helicopters, but missing out on DoD funding ranging from $732 million to $938 million is undoubtedly a major blow to Europe’s largest airframer. 

To note, its industry competitor MD Helicopters was also cut from the competition and has

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

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

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