Bell Helicopter’s V-280 Valor multimission tiltrotor aircraft made its first flight, the company announced on 18 December.
The company provided view details in its press release and did not respond to requests for comment.
The V-280 is part of the US Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) initiative, the science and technology (S&T) precursor to the Pentagon’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme. Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky is also building its SB>1 Defiant for JMR-TD. The company did not respond to a request for comment by press time on 18 December.
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