• February

    29

    2024

‘Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft’ program cancelled

‘Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft’ program cancelled by US Army

WASHINGTON D.C.: After spending some US$2 billion on the program, the U.S. Army says that it will cancel the development of a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), a next-generation scout helicopter.

After a “sober assessment of the modern battlefield,” the Army added that it would instead increase investment in uncrewed aircraft.

Following the announcement, Virginia Rep. Rob Wittman, Republican vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said he would hold a hearing on the Army’s aviation plans.

In a statement, Army Chief of Staff General Randy George said, “We are learning from the battlefield, especially in Ukraine, that aerial reconnaissance has fundamentally changed.”

The FARA program was launched in 2018. Two years later, it chose designs by Textron’s Bell unit and Lockheed Martin Company division Sikorsky.

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