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AUSA 2013: Bell aiming for early introduction of V-280

22nd October 2013 - 17:57 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Washington DC

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Bell Helicopter believes the technological capacity exists to introduce the US military’s next-generation rotorcraft sooner than the currently planned 2035 timeframe.

Speaking to reporters at the AUSA exhibition in Washington DC, Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison outlined the company’s vision for its V-280 Valor tiltrotor, which will be capable of 280 knots airspeed and 6K/95 performance.

Bell used the exhibition to display a full scale mock-up of the V-280, which is the company’s candidate for the Joint Multirole (JMR) programme that is the precursor to the Future Vertical Lift effort to replace the army’s Black Hawk and Apache fleets.

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