Army OKs Capabilities Document for Future Vertical Lift Program

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Army has approved the draft of a capabilities development document for assault helicopters intended to support the service branch’s Future Vertical Lift program, DefenseNews reported Wednesday. The Army seeks to purchase and field two long-range assault aircraft units to replace its AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk fleet.

Additionally, the service branch requires a detailed schedule to speed up the deployment of the helicopters. The military service will conduct an industry day on July 31 to explain the requirements and specifications of the planned aircraft. The Army anticipates to issue a request for proposals at the said date.

Aside from FVL, the Army has launched efforts to replace its legacy combat vehicles and long-range precision missile platforms.

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