By Andrew Smith, Over the Horizon: "Special Operations missions are rarely confined to a single domain of warfare, making Special Operations Forces (SOF) joint to a degree unseen across the DoD."
by Arnel P. David, Dave Allen, Aleksandra Nesic & Nicholas Krohley, Wavell Room: "Strategies and plans are made, but lack execution or meaningful implementation. This is due, in part, to a state of strategic confusion, wherein ill-defined concepts are being deployed without adequate grounding in a coherent theoretical framework."
“This is foundational to who we are,” Goldfein says of the new all-domain operations warfighting concept.
The Army isn’t just replacing old helicopters. It’s building a networked “ecosystem” of mutually supporting manned and unmanned weapons that can drive a flying wedge into Russian and Chinese air defenses.
FARA: Five-Way Fight For Army’s Future Scout
AVX/L3, Bell, Boeing, Karem, and Sikorsky have submitted their designs for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft. None of them is a conventional helicopter.
After decades of R&D, the race to replace the UH-60 helicopter is entering its last few years.
FVL: Zoom In On The Competitors To Replace The Black Hawk
Zoom in on the Sikorsky-Boeing and Bell contenders to replace the UH-60 Black Hawk with exclusive photographs.
After two years of intensive digital engineering, in 2020 the Army will pick either a Bell tiltrotor or a Sikorsky-Boeing compound helicopter to replace the UH-60 Black Hawk.
FLRAA In Flight: Watch The SB>1 Defiant & V-280 Valor In The Air
A close-up look at the two competitors to replace the UH-60 Black Hawk.
FVL Q&A: 7 Leaders On The Future Of Army Aviation
New Future Vertical Lift aircraft are just part of the solution. So are new tactics and technology upgrades for existing helicopters.
FVL: Army Picks Bell & Sikorsky For FARA Scout
The Bell 360 Invictus and the Sikorsky Raider-X will vie for the final contract to build FARA, with rival prototypes in flight by 2023. Bell and Sikorsky (with Boeing) are also facing off for the FLRAA transport.
FVL: The Army’s 10-Year Plan For FARA Scout
The Army’s urgently developing new air-launched drones, long-range missiles, and electronic architecture to go on the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft that Bell and Sikorsky are vying to build.