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US Army issues CD&RR Phase 2 contracts for FLRAA
Bell Textron and a Sikorsky-Boeing team have each received Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) Phase 2 contracts for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) programme, the US Army Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation announced on 31 March.
The contract for Bell Textron is worth $292.65 million, while the deal for Sikorsky-Boeing is valued at $284.39 million.
These Other Transaction Authority agreements will require the contractors ‘to complete an initial preliminary design event for major subsystems and the conceptual weapons system’, PEO Aviation added.
CDRR covers conceptual designs and trade studies with model-based systems engineering. It supports ‘preliminary analysis of requirements for Special Operations Command, MEDEVAC and Defense Exportability Features in FLRAA’, according to PEO Aviation.
Both teams will complete CD&RR Phase 2 work by 30 March 2022, and Shephard understands that PEO Aviation will declare a winner in the summer of that year.
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