French aircraft landing gear manufacturer Safran Landing Systems will cooperate in the delivery of the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft project.
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Safran will design and develop a fully integrated landing system for Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor design, which was selected by the US Army at the end of 2022.
At that time, Bell’s tiltrotor aircraft program beat out a competing SB-1 Defiant X design from Sikorsky–Boeing.
Safran Landing Systems chief executive officer François Bastin said the team would build on 80 years of expertise of innovation to support the increasing complexity and technological requirements of military aircraft.
“We are very proud to officially announce today our participation in the program as members of the team,” he said.
“Safran is honoured to be part of this project to develop a system based on the requirements of the US Army.
“Safran Landing Systems has been a committed partner to this program since 2018 and we greatly appreciate Bell’s trust in our ability to develop an innovative landing gear system that will enable the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft to perform critical missions.”