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Open architecture drives U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program

By Mark Grovak and Chris Thomson
An industry perspective from Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

Prototype designs for the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program, one of the U.S. Army’s most important and game-changing initiatives, are fully embracing the open architecture design philosophy for the next-generation helicopters that will replace its fleet of OH58 Kiowa Warrior, AH64 Apache, and UH60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.