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Sikorsky, Boeing team for US Army’s JMR TD

21st January 2013 - 15:26 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Sikorsky and Boeing have announced that they will work together to submit a joint proposal in response to the US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate solicitation for the army's Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Phase 1 programme. The companies signed a teaming agreement to this effect on 13 January.

The JMR TD supports the US Department of Defense's Future Vertical Lift programme, which aims to deliver the next generation of vertical lift aircraft with greater performance, reliability and affordability.

The Sikorsky and Boeing teaming agreement will see the companies jointly compete to build and fly one or more demonstrator aircraft in 2017 to be evaluated for next-generation vertical lift performance in a medium-lift-sized aircraft.

Mick Maurer, president of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, commented: ‘We are excited about this opportunity and for our customer. The Sikorsky and Boeing team brings together exceptional technical expertise. Our customer can be assured this collaboration will bring together innovative, industry-leading engineering expertise with a deep bench of program leadership talent, and builds upon the combined resources of both companies to deliver a revolutionary capability for the warfighter at an affordable cost for the US taxpayer.’

Chris Chadwick, president of Boeing Military Aircraft, added: ‘Our teaming agreement is the continuation of a long-standing relationship between Boeing and Sikorsky and reflects a common vision for the future of army aviation. Our combined technical strengths and our collective programme management expertise make this partnership an exciting development in meeting the army's JMR programme objectives.’

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