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Title: Special Ops May Get Army Future Vertical Lift Helo to Replace MH-6 Little Bird
Post by: rangerrebew on September 11, 2019, 06:33:32 AM
Special Ops May Get Army Future Vertical Lift Helo to Replace MH-6 Little Bird


9 Sep 2019
Military.com | By Matthew Cox

The head of Army special-ops aviation hopes the service's Future Vertical Lift (FVL) effort will produce a specialized attack helicopter capable of inserting small teams on strategic missions.

Currently, the Army is developing Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA), along with other airframes in the FVL effort, to give aviators greater range and speed over legacy aircraft such as the UH-60 Black Hawk beginning in 2030.

But Army Special Operations Aviation Command leaders are working with FVL program officials to see if the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft could be modified to carry a small number of operators and serve as a possible replacement for the MH-6 Little Bird, Brig. Gen. Allan Pepin, commander of Army Special Operations Aviation Command, recently told an audience at an Association of the United States Army aviation symposium.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/09/09/special-ops-may-buy-army-future-vertical-lift-helo-replace-mh-6-little-bird.html (https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/09/09/special-ops-may-buy-army-future-vertical-lift-helo-replace-mh-6-little-bird.html)