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AUSA 2018: Bell eyes FVL rapid prototype phase (video)

9th October 2018 - 18:19 GMT | by Tim Martin in Washington D.C.


V-280 Valor manufacturer Bell is open to the idea of a rapid prototype phase taking place, under the US Army's Future Vertical Lift medium to long range aircraft programme. 

The service still has key decisions to make before defining formal requirements of a production worthy, next generation aircraft for Capability Set 3, with industry eager to see processes expedited.  

'Our conversations with army senior leaders indicate that they are deeply interested in moving forward in an accelerated way,' Jeff Schloesser, EVP strategic pursuits at Bell said. 

'There are a number of pathways to do a rapid prototype phase and ultimately

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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