Army hopes digital design, open architecture will decrease FVL sustainment costs

By Ethan Sterenfeld / April 7, 2022 at 12:41 PM
NASHVILLE, TN -- Sustainment might only account for 58% of the life-cycle costs of the Army's Future Vertical Lift fleet, compared to 70% on current platforms, thanks to new technologies, the director of the FVL Cross-Functional Team said April 4. “We have an opportunity with the future fleet to take that down to 58%, based on fully embracing the digital environment and fully embracing modular open-system architecture,” Maj. Gen. Water Rugen said at the Army Aviation Association of America’s annual...

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