Bell Textron has signed a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) for mission systems integration for Bell 360 Invictus development for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition.
For the teaming, SNC will assist in the integration of the Modular Open System Approach (MOSA), allowing Army Aviation to achieve its objectives of adaptability, overmatch, commonality, and total lifecycle affordability. On the other hand, Bell’s MOSA strategy adopts an Open Architecture Digital Backbone that will offer a cost-effective integration of current system equipment while preparing the aircraft for future mission system upgrades.
“FARA is vital for modernization and is an immediate requirement for the Joint-Force to execute Multi-Domain Operations. The Bell 360 Invictus is purpose-built to deliver the transformational capabilities that enable leaders to have operational flexibility to create dilemmas for the enemy in multi-domain operations,” said Keith Flail, executive vice president, Advanced Vertical Lift Systems at Bell. “Bell and SNC are teaming to provide the Army with advanced mission systems that are not only capable when fielded but also rapidly and affordably upgradeable to maintain overmatch and dominance.”
According to Asian Sky Media’s Helicopter Fleet Report 2021, Bell Textron is the second largest OEM in the Asian Pacific Region by the fleet.
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