Wednesday, May 15, 2019

FARA: Why AVX Has Shot At Army Scout

via Breaking Defense.
Compared to its top competitors, aviation giants Sikorsky and Bell, design firm AVX is innovative but small, like a hornet fighting eagles. But a new partnership with the much larger L3, more time to refine its technology combined with changing Army priorities all give AVX a better chance than the last time it took on its far larger rivals five years ago.

“AVX has a deep bench of seasoned veterans of the helicopter industry and a broad team of partners,” said Mike Hirschberg, executive director of the independent Vertical Flight Society. “With the addition of major defense contractor L3, they pose a formidable contender for the FARA competition.”
Story here. 

Interesting.  I wonder how the USMC putting its finger on the scale for tilt rotors will affect this competition.

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