AVX awarded contract to continue CCH predesign

  • 24-Oct-2013 01:43 EDT
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An armed variant of the AVX JMR (Joint Multi Role) aircraft has parts commonality with the transport version and replicates the transport performance including speed.

The Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) of the U.S. Army has awarded AVX a Technology Investment Agreement to refine its objective aircraft design developed under a previous JMR contract. AVX and its industry teammates have been designing and refining a unique Compound Coaxial Helicopter (CCH) since 2009 under the JMR Configuration Trades and Analysis (CTA) program. This new award allows AVX and teammates to continue with the CCH predesign, followed by a more detailed design, and the potential to build and test a Technology Demonstrator aircraft that validates the critical technologies of the CCH configuration to meet the JMR performance criteria (speed, hover efficiency, and cruise efficiency) while providing the war fighter’s operational needs (troop transport, medevac, self‐deployment, cargo, and ship board compatibility, etc.). The AVX JMR aircraft features accommodations for 14 troops, a rear ramp and two side doors for rapid troop ingress and egress, cargo loading and three external cargo hooks. The AVX JMR objective aircraft is fully shipboard compatible and has a smaller footprint than legacy aircraft (UH60 and AH64).

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