“By leveraging our proven design, we can offer
the Army reduced risk, a 100-knot improvement in
speed, a 60 percent improvement in combat radius
and 50 percent better high-hot hover
“The Sikorsky-Boeing team for JMR TD is truly a
team of equals,” said Leanne Caret, vice
president and general manager of Boeing's
Vertical Lift division. “Sikorsky will take the
lead role in this JMR TD Phase 1 proposal, and
Boeing will take a lead role for Phase 2, for
the mission systems demonstrator program.
“Our companies are fully committed to the long
term nature of the Future Vertical Lift
initiative and we will contribute equally in
terms of capital, technological capability and
risk on our path to the FVL with the Army,” said
Proposals for JMR TD Phase 1 are due to the U.S.
Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate by
March 6, 2013. The Army is expected to announce
its selection of one or more winning bids in
late 2013. Demonstrator aircraft are expected to
fly in 2017.