A recent DefenseNews post reports that the Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) (read it here) for a Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) to be fielded by FY2030. This would be a replacement for their H-60 Blackhawks.
There are some details of what they expect.
Price: “… roughly $43 million per unit.”
“FLRAA — at a minimum — to have a 95% maximum rated power to perform a 500 feet per minute vertical rate of climb from a hover-out-of-ground effect. The helicopter should be able to fly at 6,000 feet in 95 degree heat with 12 passengers.…objective requirements for the aircraft to maintain 100% maximum continuous power in a 500 feet per minute vertical climb.”
Range: Threshold 1,725 nautical miles one way without refueling. Objective 2,449.
Speed: Threshold 250 knots, objective cruise speed goal of 280 knots.
There could be a “competitive down select by FY2022.”