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Quad A 2013: Bell unveils next-generation tiltrotor

11th April 2013 - 01:04 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Fort Worth

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Bell Helicopter has introduced the V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft as its offering for the Joint Multi Role (JMR) technology demonstrator phase of the US Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) helicopter programme.

Launched during the Army Aviation Association of America’s annual exhibition in Fort Worth on 10 April, the platform is a new concept aircraft that derives from the company’s experience in developing the V-22 tiltrotor operational with the USAF and USMC. 

‘We believe the future of Future Vertical Lift is in the near, not distant, future,’ John Garrison, CEO and president of Bell, said at the launch. ‘The customer has

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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