Acquisition of EMT (pending regulatory approval) expands Rheinmetall’s activities in the UAS sector.
Manufacturers deliberate FVL Maritime Strike options
Leading rotary and UAV manufacturers have given mixed reactions to how they will compete for the USN Future Vertical Lift Maritime Strike (FVL-MS) programme.
Industry has until 13 April to submit responses to an Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) RfI designed to kickstart a recapitalisation of Sikorsky MH-60R/S naval helicopters and Northrop Grumman MQ-8B/C Fire Scout UAVs.
New aircraft are set to be introduced to service in mid-2030, with the navy calling specifically for a ‘family of manned and unmanned systems’ to replace the ageing UAV and helicopter fleets.
At this early stage, according to the RfI, FVL-MS seeks to identify …
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