AVX Aircraft partners with L3 Technologies in proposal for US Army reconnaissance aircraft

AVX Aircraft Company has partnered with L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) to announce the submission of a joint proposal for the US Army´s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competitive prototype program, the company said.

The AVX/L3 solution combines AVX Aircraft´s history of coaxial rotor platforms and propulsion systems with L3´s proven products; systems engineering; weapons, sensor and communications systems integration; and full-rate production capabilities to provide the Army with an advanced modular armed reconnaissance and light attack platform.

Scheduled for a production program start in 2024, the FARA aircraft will be an advanced, survivable and lethal solution with unmatched growth potential. The Army has named the FARA as a top modernization priority supported under the service´s new Futures Command structure.

AVX Aircraft Company employs helicopter industry veterans and executives with experience across a spectrum of skill sets. AVX has developed and has patented a unique compound helicopter configuration with coaxial rotors and dual ducted fans that combine proven technologies to achieve greater aerodynamic efficiency, speed, range, fuel efficiency, Hover Out of Ground Effect (HOGE) and utility than conventional helicopters.

L3 Technologies is an agile innovator and leading provider of global ISR, communications and networked systems, and electronic systems for military, homeland security and commercial aviation customers. L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space.