Members of Team Invictus will provide engines, components and avionics systems for the Bell 360Â aircraft platform in their joint bid to helpÂ address theÂ military service's multidomain aviation operations requirement, Textron said Thursday.
The Army shortlistedÂ Bell and Lockheed Martinâ€™s Sikorsky subsidiary in March to submit prototypes through theÂ FARA competition for aÂ flight demonstration that is scheduled to occur in theÂ fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.
Chris Gehler, vice president and director of the FARA program at Bell, said Team Invictus aims toÂ demonstrate how new technology will help warfighters operate in complex and contested environments.
â€œFuture Vertical Lift is critical for the Armyâ€™s ability to win in multi-domain operations with FARA defeating defensive layers and the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) exploiting opened areas to achieve operational objectives.â€
Bell's team members are:
- Collins Aerospace, a business unit of Raytheon Technologies
- GE Aviation
- L3Harris Technologies
- Parker Lord
- Mecaer Aviation
- TRU Simulation + TrainingÂ