Fixed Wing provides lifecycle acquisition management of the Army’s fixed wing fleet of transport and manned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.
Army fixed wing aviation units serve as intelligence and electronic warfare assets, provide timely movement of key personnel to critical locations throughout the theater of operations, and support worldwide peacetime contingencies and humanitarian relief efforts. The fixed wing fleet consists of 312 aircraft comprised of 8 missions, 16 designs and 35 series. All Army fixed wing aircraft are commercial derivative aircraft and are divided into three categories: Special Electronic Mission Aircraft, Transport Aircraft and Mission Support Aircraft.
The Fixed Wing Utility Aircraft (FUA), currently in development, is a retirement and replacement program for the aging and range-limited Operational Support Airlift aircraft (92 C-12 and C-26). The FUA will provide improved passenger and payload capability coupled with greater unrefueled range to support the needs of Army commanders. FUA will also integrate military communications, navigation, surveillance and survivability systems.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
Army fixed wing aviation units serve as intelligence and electronic warfare assets, and provide timely movement of key personnel to critical locations throughout the theater of operations.