September 3, 2019

According to PEO Aviation Public Affairs, the U.S. Army is soliciting for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction via the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium Other Transaction Authority (OTA).

Phase one of the CD&RR delivers an initial conceptual design to include all substantiating technical documentation to support the design, requirements decompositions, trade studies, and requirements feasibility.

“We are committed to equipping the Army’s first unit with the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft no later than 2030,” said Colonel David Phillips, the Program Executive Office for Aviation’s Project Manager for FLRAA. “This effort will provide critical risk mitigation and inform the program of record as we pursue the material solution to meet the Army’s aviation modernization priority.”

Future Vertical Lift is the Army’s third modernization priority with FLRAA as a critical combat system needed to prevail in future wars by enabling a “leap-ahead” in speed, range, lethality, survivability, and reach to find, fix, and finish enemy threats and subsequently exploiting open corridors with significantly more capable air assault and MEDEVAC capabilities.

For more information on the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium OTA, visit


The Army, in April 2019, provided FLRAA schedule, affordability, and requirements in an “RFI Intent” summary –

See DSJ’s April 2019 article –