Uh-oh, it looks like the US Army has finally pulled the plug on its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program after shelling out an outstanding $2 billion.

This recent move has ruffled feathers across the defense sector and beyond, especially after gearing up to request another $5 billion over the next five years.

Certainly, the decision wasn’t made lightly. But it’s a clear sign that the winds of war and the tools we use to fight it are changing, and they are changing so quickly that the program appears to be unable to keep up.

A Look Back at FARA’s Rocky Road

Launched in 2018, FARA was the Army’s latest shot at bringing a modern armed recon bird into the skies, aiming to fill the void left by the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior.