Army inviting industry to discuss Future Vertical Lift open systems architecture

By Jaspreet Gill / February 27, 2020 at 11:46 AM

The Army’s Future Vertical Lift Architecture Collaboration Working Group is inviting industry in April to discuss open systems architecture requirements for the FVL family of systems.

The meeting is a follow-on to the first FVL ACWG meeting Dec. 16 and will discuss open systems architecture requirements for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft, according to a Feb. 27 Army notice.

"These architecture requirements, in conjunction with other systems engineering requirements, form the baselines for several acquisition efforts during the life cycle of the FARA and FLRAA systems," the notice states.

The FVL ACWG will define the "tools, procedures, methodologies, models and standards" of the open systems architecture. The architecture will follow a modular open systems approach, which combines multiple capabilities into a single hardware device.

The meeting will be held on April 8 in Huntsville, AL, and industry should register by March 25.