On December 20, 2018, AVX Aircraft Company and L3 Technologies submitted a joint proposal for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program.

The first aircraft is expected to enter into service by 2028. The AVX / L3 solution combines AVX Aircraft’s know-how in coaxial rotor and propulsion systems with L3, a specialist in systems engineering, weapon integration, sensors and communication systems. 

“The L3/AVX FARA proposal demonstrates our commitment to provide innovative solutions for the Army’s modernization priorities,” said Christopher E. Kubasik, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of L3 Technologies.

He adds,  “Our significant engineering, manufacturing, integration and test capabilities enable us to deliver a cost-efficient and highly capable FARA platform. AVX operates with the same agile and innovative culture as L3, which allows us to successfully collaborate in advancing this revolutionary design into the effective next-generation aircraft the Army seeks.”

The two manufacturers have already announced a start of production.