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US Army axes FARA and UH-60V upgrade in favour of more UH-60Ms, CH-47Fs

The US Army revealed plans to rebalance its aviation modernisation investments on February 8, including the cancellation of its multi-billion dollar Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme – which was set to see a fly-off competition between Bell’s 360 Invictus and Sikorsky’s Raider X offerings in the near future – and also the axing of the service’s plan to upgrade hundreds of Black Hawks to UH-60V standard

Bell shows off 360 Invictus as prototype nears completion

US-based helicopter manufacturing giant, Bell, has released images of its 360 Invictus prototype – the firm’s proposed solution for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) requirement – adding that the platform is nearly complete

Sikorsky’s first Raider X prototype is more than 85% complete

Sikorsky announced on April 4 that the production of its Raider X competitive prototype for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programme – a part of the service’s wider Future Vertical Lift portfolio – is now more than 85% complete

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What we know so far about Sikorsky's Raider X helicopter

Following our coverage last month of Bell’s 360 Invictus offering for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programme, Khalem Chapman details the platform’s competitive rival, which comes in the form of Sikorsky’s Raider X light attack/scout helicopter

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What we know so far about Bell's 360 Invictus helicopter

We take a closer look at the light attack/scout helicopter that is one of two platforms being considered by the US Army as a viable replacement for its Kiowa Warrior fleet

Bell provides update on 360 Invictus progress

Bell Textron has released new data on the build and testing for the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype. The programme is rapidly progressing through manufacturing, assembly, components testing and systems integration work

Bell unveils '360 Invictus' concept for US Army FARA programme

Bell, partnered with Collins Aerospace, has unveiled its candidate for the US Army's Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme, the '360 Invictus'