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So this morning I am watching the Chinese stuff when I get my breaking defense.
Bell has finally released there concept for the Army scout program and my response on seeing it... Holy Comanche!!
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Tell me this doesn’t bare a strong resemblance to the RAH 66. 159486A7-6ED0-4B4F-8DA3-03B283E707B2.jpeg
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So this morning I am watching the Chinese stuff when I get my breaking defense.
Bell has finally released there concept for the Army scout program and my response on seeing it... Holy Comanche!!
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now I skimmed over
Bell Unveils New '360 Invictus' Attack Helicopter for Army's Future Wars
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I've gotten lost in how many concepts various branches have yet, why, and when they'll cancel (after plenty of fuss, of course)
 

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now I skimmed over
Bell Unveils New '360 Invictus' Attack Helicopter for Army's Future Wars
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I've gotten lost in how many concepts various branches have yet, why, and when they'll cancel (after plenty of fuss, of course)
This is the competition to FARA. That’s the scout
That means it’s competing against the S97 Raider or a variant to be coming. They are designing this off the guts of the commercial Relentless Helicopter.

SB>1 Defiant and V280 are for FLARA that’s the transport and attack chopper.

and there is the MUX concept that is the Bell V247.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

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My apologies FLRAA not FLARA.

Bell is trying to bank on a modified compound helicopter in hopes of getting savings by cost cutting. They couldn’t enter a tiltrotor as the size requirements are tight.
 

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Tyler comes in with more details.
It’s a single engine with intake on one side and exhaust on the other. Like Z10 it looks stealthy but isn’t. It’s shaping is to reduce drag. It has a single 20mm XM915 which is based of the 20mm gun from the RAH66.
 

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5B972638-9CC6-4C90-8842-6A7E3F8B2745.png Sikorsky has revealed there Raider X for FARA.
As expected it is Raider based but they sent it to the Gym and Bulked it up. 4CC87C56-FF1F-4410-8792-9533EAB27CC2.png
Power plant would be a GE901
20% increase in weight 5 foot wider rotor.
It’s still side by side seating which Sikorsky feels can be an advantage as it gives them a
Larger weapons bay behind the cockpit including Air Launched Effects weapons. this means we know have three concepts for the job.
Raider X
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AVX
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and Bell Invictus
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Boeing and Karem are also bidders Karem is supposed to unveil there concept at AUSA which starts today.
 

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And now Karem Aviation has slipped there’s our. 230C3A0C-C113-460B-BB5C-11FECA482C86.png
Its named the AR40 discribed as a “Active rotor” winged Compound helicopter.
 

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