The U.S. Army has released new details about a family of manned and unmanned helicopters that the service branch intends to procure for future battlefield operations, Military.com reported Tuesday.
The report noted the Army’sÂ Future Vertical Lift fleet will consist of an unmanned aerial system, an attack reconnaissance aircraft and a long-range assault helicopter.
Brig. Gen. Walter Rugen, director of the Army’s FVL Cross-Functional Team, told the publication that the UAS will work toÂ deliver targeting data for long-range precision fires and conductÂ electronic attacks against enemy radar systems.
He said the attack reconnaissance aircraft will be anÂ optionally-manned platform designed to “hide in radar clutter” and operate in megacities.
FVLÂ will also include a long-range assault helicopter that will featureÂ upgraded protection and will be built to exploitÂ windows of opportunity, according to Rugen.