Aviation, Missile Center partners with Germany to advance rotorcraft efforts

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 24, 2019) ? The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center?s Aviation Development Directorate is one of five primary investigators on the U.S. German Project Agreement on Advanced Technologies for Rotorcraft.

In place since 1979, the project agreement is a cooperative research arrangement between the United States and Germany. Primary investigators conduct collaborative research on their respective tasks and meet twice a year, once in Germany and once in the US.


Killer Angel On Your Shoulder: Army?s Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft

REDSTONE ARSENAL: The Army wants its Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft to stick close to the ground troops, Brig. Gen. Wally Rugen told me here, and operate ?over the shoulder? of friendly grunts. Manned air and ground forces would work together and protect each other along the front line, while relatively expendable drones and missiles go deep into enemy airspace.

After this multi-domain attack has fractured the enemy?s defensive system, the Army?s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) assault aircraft carry troops deep into hostile territory. While FARA itself might be a fairly normal-looking helicopter ? its current speed requirement is right on the edge of what current designs can achieve ? the FVL assault craft will have to use revolutionary technology to move twice as fast as conventional helicopters to get to the target and back before the enemy repairs his defenses.

Redstone Arsenal team leading project for Army’s newest drones

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – The Army is looking to the future and revamping both its manned and unmanned aircraft fleets. Work is underway on Redstone Arsenal to develop the latest and greatest drones.The project is called the Next Generation Unmanned Aircraft System Technology Demonstration. Proposals are now being accepted for Phase II of the program.

The NexGen UAS TD is led by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center’s Aviation Development Directorate on Redstone Arsenal.