Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program selects teamNews
June 05, 2020
FORT WORTH, Texas. Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has announced agreements with nine premier aerospace industry leaders to form Team Invictus. The companies are producing the Bell 360 Invictus prototype submission as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program.
The members of Team Invictus include Astronics Corporation, Collins Aerospace, GE Aviation, ITT-Enidine Inc., L3Harris Technologies, Parker Lord, Mecaer Aviation Group, MOOG Inc., and TRU Simulation + Training.
Team Invictus intends to apply digital design and manufacturing technologies, including maintenance, as part of the design process, and use of emerging commercial practices to bring a holistic view of digital models, processing and analysis to reduce lifecycle maintenance and servicing requirements — and thus reducing sustainment costs.
Following the selection of the Bell 360 Invictus for the competitive prototype in March 2020, Team Invictus continues to rapidly move forward. Team Invictus aims to reduce program risk while preserving the Army’s FARA schedule leading to a first flight targeted for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.