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US Army seals ten ALE agreements

25th August 2020 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US Army on 24 August announced a set of ten Air Launched Effects (ALE) agreements with industry, worth a total of $29.75 million, in support of the Future Vertical Lift programme.

The ten projects fall into three ALE lines of effort: Air Vehicle, Mission Systems and Payloads.

‘These autonomous air vehicle agreement awards will continue to support the future Multi-Domain Operations battlefield as part of the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) ecosystem,’ the US Army stated.

Three projects for ALE Air Vehicle were awarded to Alliant Techsystems Operations, Area-I and Raytheon.

Three other projects for ALE Mission Systems were awarded to L3 Technologies, Rockwell Collins and Aurora Flight Services.

The remaining four projects, for ALE Payloads, were awarded to Leonardo Electronics US, Technology Service Corporation, Raytheon and Alliant Techsystems Operations.

ALE forms part of efforts by the US Army aviation to develop an advanced teaming

capability to penetrate, disintegrate, and exploit threat anti-access/area denial, mid-tier integrated air defence systems and medium- to long-range fires in the close and deep manoeuvre areas.

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