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Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin team to meet US Army's Future Vertical Lift requirement

09 September 2013

Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin have agreed a teaming arrangement for the Bell V-280 Valor tilt-rotor helicopter that Bell intends to propose for the US Army's Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme.

According to a company statement on 9 September, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training will join as a tier one partner, providing the platform's mission system.

Dale Bennett, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training executive vice-president, said: "We made the strategic decision to invest in a mission system and provide Bell Helicopter with this leap-ahead combat capability on the V-280 Valor."

"Our efforts will allow the US Army to take advantage of the advanced technology and maturity we've achieved in integrated avionics, sensors, and weapons," he added.



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