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USMC weighs up FVL options

29th May 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The USMC is keeping a close eye on FVL developments as it holds out, for the time being, on a specific acquisition process for a H-1 replacement.

Assessment of several technologies to ‘most effectively meet operational requirements,’ is however, underway, according to a USMC spokesperson's statement, declining to mention any potential platforms under consideration.

‘Tiltrotors are one of many options. It is still too early to say anything definitively on which technology will be employed for FVL,’ he added.

Bell AH-1Z Viper legacy attack and UH-1Y Venom utility replacements are key future priorities for the service and while tiltrotor solutions

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

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

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