U.S. Navy planners have started to assemble a team to perform an analysis of alternatives (AoA) for a sea-based version of a family of Future Vertical Lift (FVL) aircraft to replace a fleet of Sikorsky MH-60s and unmanned Northrop Grumman MQ-8s. An ongoing study led by the Center for Naval Analyses is creating a new concept of operations for navy helicopters that factors in future threats posed by peer competitors, said Cdr Aaron Taylor, MH-60S requirements officer on the Navy staff. The ...

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