Boeing, one of the world's largest civil and military aviation companies, introduced the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) fighter helicopter concept it designed for the American army. With a higher speed and maneuverability than its counterparts, the helicopter comes with an intuitive control interface.
Boeing , which is mostly known for its commercial aircraft in civil aviation , is also one of the world's leading military aircraft and helicopter manufacturers. The Chicago-based company introduced its new combat helicopter prototype, called Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) , developed for the American army .
The new model is expected to replace the OH-58D Kiowa Combat Helicopter , which has been in the American army inventory since the Cold War era . Apart from Boeing, prototypes of major aviation companies such as Bell, AVX Aircraft, Karem Aircraft and Sikorsky are struggling to replace OH-58D Kiowa.
Although Boeing does not publish any specification about the FARA concept, we are familiar with some features of the two-person combat helicopter . Designed entirely to meet army requirements, this helicopter uses a single six-blade main rotor.
According to Boeing, FARA has higher speed and maneuverability than existing helicopters. In addition, the combat helicopter, which has a special propeller for horizontal flight , stands out with its narrow cockpit that surrounds pilots, autonomous flight features , touch panels and intuitive control interface.
The combat helicopter, which has a built-in diagnostic system, can be easily upgraded as it is designed with an open architecture . Boeing says FARA is more than just a helicopter. Stating that they offer an affordable, innovative and fully integrated system, the American company shared their knowledge that they carried out extensive tests and analyzes on the helicopter.