Eaton will provide hydraulic power generation and conveyance solutions for the U.S. Army's Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA), in a contract recently awarded by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron company. Eaton will supply the aircraft's hydraulic power generation and hydraulic conveyance components in addition to oil swivels, hydraulic panels and maintenance-free accumulators. Eaton has been a member of Bell's FLRAA team for the last decade, supporting system design and analysis; component design, qualification and integration; and flight testing.

The FLRAA configuration benefited from Eaton's engineering support and technology for the successful Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator program. Eaton continued to support advanced technology development and trade studies, including the use of additive manufacturing, for a selection of the FLRAA hydraulic components. With twice the speed and range of current rotorcraft weapon systems, FLRAA offers unmatched operational agility to self-deploy and perform a multitude of vertical lift missions unachievable with conventional aircraft.

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