NE of the United States identified two candidates for the replacement of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

NE of the United States identified two candidates for the replacement of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

The U.S. ground forces decided on two finalists for the supply of a promising long-range transport assault aircraft FLRAA (Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft). Bell and the Sikorsky-Boeing consortium entered the final of the program. This was reported by the command of the SV.


According to the command, with the company Bell and the Sikorsky-Boeing consortium signed contracts to demonstrate competing designs. Under this agreement, applicants must finalize their aircraft to conduct a comparative assessment, based on which the aircraft will be chosen to replace UH-60 Black Haw helicopters in the CB. The current contract covers two phases of development, each of which will take about a year. Thus, by 2022, the US Army will be able to conduct the next stage of comparison, and the first unit, equipped with new rotorcraft already, should appear by 2030.

Among the requirements for a new aircraft, the maximum cruising speed should be about 280 knots (519 km / h), the combat radius without refueling - 300 nautical miles (556 km), and the range without refueling - at least 2440 nautical miles (4520 km ) In addition, rotorcraft must accommodate at least 12 passengers or 4,5 tons of cargo, while the cost of one unit should not exceed $ 43 million.

As previously reported, the Sikorsky-Boeing consortium developed the SB> 1 Defiant multi-purpose high-speed helicopter with two coaxial rotors rotating in different directions and a thrust propeller. Bell offers an improved version of the V-280 Valor tiltrotor.
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  1. Roman1234567 18 March 2020 13: 45 New
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    combat radius without refueling - 300 nautical miles (556 km), range without refueling - at least 2440 nautical miles (4520 km)

    Et how so ??
    1. donavi49 18 March 2020 13: 49 New
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      Ferry is a flight a la as a passenger along the echelon of maximum savings on cruise mode.

      The combat radius is work at low altitudes, hovering, etc. There, they forgot to ascribe to this combat a few more hours of finding and active work with a change in configuration.
      1. Piramidon 18 March 2020 16: 43 New
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        Quote: donavi49
        The combat radius is work at low altitudes, hovering, etc. There, they forgot to ascribe to this combat a few more hours of finding and active work with a change in configuration.

        Then, excuse me, how to determine this combat radius? How can it be known in advance exactly how long (I quote you) "work at low altitudes, freezes, etc."? Typically, radius = 1/2 range. request
        There is a more accurate characteristic of this parameter - flight duration. It doesn’t matter here, in a straight line he flew either in circles and zigzags. But, again, all this is very arbitrary. It is necessary to take into account the strength and direction of the wind, flight altitude, mode of operation of the engines ... In general, a bunch of nuances. In our aviation
        1. Piramidon 18 March 2020 17: 04 New
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          The stupid site system did not allow to finish the post. Time, like, it's over fool
          So, we had an ISR - the Navigation Engineering Flight Calculator for each mission. Everything was taken into account and calculated there. And the amount of fuel, and the weather along the route, and possible changes in altitude and speed during the task, and, of course, the availability of alternate aerodromes
    2. LMN
      LMN 18 March 2020 14: 03 New
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      Quote: Roman1234567
      combat radius without refueling - 300 nautical miles (556 km), range without refueling - at least 2440 nautical miles (4520 km)

      Et how so ??

      This is a riddle on logic! laughing
      PS.RF announced a competition for a new helicopter. Among the requirements: Pull-to-arm ratio failure of associations, speed is determined by time, rest is invariably new impressions, a fairy tale is a pain from the golf stream.
    3. Hog
      Hog 18 March 2020 14: 06 New
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      1) With armament / landing
      2) Empty
      1. Roman1234567 18 March 2020 14: 11 New
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        This is understandable .. it just hurts too much difference ..
        I looked about the UH-60 Black Hawk
        Practical range: 584 km
        Ferry range: 2222 km (with PTB on ESSS suspensions)
    4. Piramidon 18 March 2020 16: 38 New
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      Quote: Roman1234567
      combat radius without refueling - 300 nautical miles (556 km), range without refueling - at least 2440 nautical miles (4520 km)

      Et how so ??

      I don’t get it either. Range is usually 2 radius
  2. rich 18 March 2020 13: 49 New
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    The United States has identified two candidates for the replacement of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

    Bell offers an improved version of the V-280 Valor tiltrotor.
    V-280 Valor.


    American convertiplane, combining the individual advantages of an airplane and a helicopter.
    It is being developed in the USA by Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin for the US Army. It was officially presented in 2013 at an exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas; the first flight took place on December 18, 2017
    TECH SPECS
    Max. cruising speed - 520 km / h;
    practical range - 3900 km;
    the number of crew members - 4 people;
    payload - 6-11 passengers or up to 4500 kg of cargo.
    1. Roman1234567 18 March 2020 13: 53 New
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      I wonder how he will behave with one engine on the fly ..
      1. askort154 18 March 2020 14: 04 New
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        Roman 1234567
        Interested in how he will behave on the fly with one engine

        All flights of vehicles are heavier than air and end with a "landing".
        The difference is only in "overload" when landing. hi
    2. rich 18 March 2020 13: 56 New
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      The United States has identified two candidates for the replacement of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

      Sikorsky-Boeing Consortium Develops SB> 1 Defiant Multipurpose High-Speed ​​Helicopter


  3. Sun chaser 18 March 2020 13: 56 New
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    Valor will take the marines and navy.
    Sikorsky will give for the Air Force and MTR.
  4. Boratsagdiev 18 March 2020 14: 11 New
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    "while the cost of one unit should not exceed 43 million dollars." - with or without kickbacks? ...
    Considering the non-trend, the price may increase by 1.5-2 times.
    1. dirk182 18 March 2020 14: 20 New
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      they have already invested in this cost
      1. Boratsagdiev 18 March 2020 14: 28 New
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        practice shows the opposite.
        From the project to the implementation, the cost increases and then they wind it up.
  5. voyaka uh 18 March 2020 15: 20 New
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    I like Valor more.
    Everything has already been squeezed out of the helicopters: you have to put three screws in order to reach 500 km / h.
    Do you want speed? - fly in an airplane.
    Do you want upright? - turn into a helicopter with the same screws.
  6. Comrade Michael 18 March 2020 16: 27 New
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    This is a new era. Replacing transport helicopters with VTOL and convertiplanes ... SchA patriots, regular staff will begin to grind the topic. I even know what they will say. And helicopter builders and specialists in VTOL, what will they say, interesting?
  7. Vasily Ponomarev 18 March 2020 16: 37 New
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    Quote: Rich
    The United States has identified two candidates for the replacement of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

    Bell offers an improved version of the V-280 Valor tiltrotor.
    V-280 Valor.


    American convertiplane, combining the individual advantages of an airplane and a helicopter.
    It is being developed in the USA by Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin for the US Army. It was officially presented in 2013 at an exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas; the first flight took place on December 18, 2017
    TECH SPECS
    Max. cruising speed - 520 km / h;
    practical range - 3900 km;
    the number of crew members - 4 people;
    payload - 6-11 passengers or up to 4500 kg of cargo.

    I am for this device, it really looks futuristic and cool, and if the tiltrotor becomes the main helicopter, it will be top
  8. Vasily Ponomarev 18 March 2020 16: 42 New
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    Quote: Comrade Michael
    This is a new era. Replacing transport helicopters with VTOL and convertiplanes ... SchA patriots, regular staff will begin to grind the topic. I even know what they will say. And helicopter builders and specialists in VTOL, what will they say, interesting?

    defiant xb1 is not VTOL but a rotorcraft, but I agree that this is a new era, although it’s more like a new generation of helicopters, and the difference between uh60 is even greater than that of uh60 before uh1huey