Bell, Sikorsky progress in FARA competition

The US Army has selected Bell’s 360 Invictus and Sikorsky’s Raider X to progress through to the second phase of its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme.

ANALYSIS: FARA in Focus

Khalem Chapman provides detailed insight into each contender in the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft – Competitive Prototype (FARA-CP) programme before the US Army narrows its selection down to just two concepts.

Boeing unveils FARA contender

Boeing Defense has officially unveiled its offering for the US Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme

US personnel killed, aircraft destroyed in Camp Simba attack

Somali-based terrorist organisation and Al Qaeda affiliate, Al Shabaab, attacked Manda Bay airfield (also known as Camp Simba) – a joint Kenyan Defence Force/US Africa Command military outpost in Manda Bay, Kenya, on January 5.

Small Glide Munitions demonstrated on Gray Eagle ER

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has performed a flight demonstration employing Small Glide Munitions (SGMs) on a US Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range (ER) unmanned aerial system (UAS).

ANALYSIS: Sikorsky unveils Raider X as FARA race gains pace

Sikorsky has officially unveiled its candidate for the US Army's Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme, the 'Raider X.' Over recent weeks, the FARA race has been prominent in aviation development news and Khalem Chapman explores the competition following Raider X's announcement.