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Bell fired up for FARA with 360 Invictus

2nd October 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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Manufacturer Bell has unveiled its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Competitive Prototype [FARA CP] contender – the 360 Invictus – distinguished by a lift-sharing fixed-wing, tandem cockpit, single-engine and integrated with new rotor technology for high-speed flight.

Armed capabilities of the light attack aircraft are, according to design specifications, set to include a 20mm cannon and a munitions launcher able to ‘integrate air-launched effects and future weapons’ and primed for multi-domain operations.

Technologies from Bell’s in-development 525 Relentless super-medium feature heavily, including fly-by-wire flight controls, while General Electric’s ITEP T901 powerplant will also be used.

Under a partnership agreement, Collins Aerospace

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