Senate proposes FLRAA development funding bump

By Evan Ochsner / July 22, 2022 at 11:14 AM

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to provide more money for the Army to continue developing the aircraft it says will replace the Black Hawk.

The committee, in a report accompanying its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill, proposed adding $23 million in research and development funding to the $1.2 billion the Army requested in advanced development funds for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft.

“The committee recognizes this critical transition period to a program of record,” the report states.

The committee intends for the funds “to maintain program momentum by funding long-lead materials and rapid system prototyping.”