Boeing to showcase its progress for Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Defiant at AUSA 2014
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Association of the United States Army
AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
13 to 15 October 2014
Washington D.C., United States
Boeing at AUSA 2014
|Friday, October 10, 2014 09:01 AM|
|Boeing to showcase its progress for Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Defiant at AUSA 2014.|
Boeing [NYSE: BA] will highlight its progress on vertical lift programs, including the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR) partnership with Sikorsky, as well as new cybersecurity initiatives, during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Oct. 13-15 in Washington, D.C.
Boeing-Sikorsky project JMR was unveiled at AUSA 2013 under the name of Defiant.
The Army of United States has selected Bell Helicopter and a Boeing-Sikorsky team to produce and fly rotorcraft in 2017 for its joint multi-role technical demonstrator program, giving these companies a leg up in developing the service’s next-generation fleet.
The JMR (Joint Multi-Role) program is the Army’s science and technology effort for the future vertical lift program of record — the intended procurement vehicle to field speedy, long-range successors to the Army’s helicopter fleets. The medium variant of FVL, scheduled for initial operating capability in the mid 2030s, would replace Boeing’s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter and Sikorsky’s UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopter.