Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin will jointly work on the Bell V-280 Valor, making it the first of Bell Helicopter’s V-280 program tier.
“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, said Dale P. Bennett, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training.
The U.S. Government and Lockheed Martin have created affordable yet highly-advanced mission equipment packages for numerous aircraft that can be leveraged to provide an affordable and effective solution for the Future Vertical Lift program.
Our efforts will allow the U.S. Army to take advantage of the advanced technology and maturity we’ve achieved in integrated avionics, sensors, and weapons, adding that the additional team members will be announced in the coming months
The Bell V-280 Valor was recently selected by the U.S. Army to enter into negotiations for the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) program, with contracts expected to be awarded by September 2013. The transformational features of Bell Helicopter’s third generation tiltrotor capitalize on combat-proven technology.
The Valor is designed to deliver the best value in procurement, operations and support, and force structure, through increased maintainability, component reliability and systems designed to reduce operational and support costs. The Valor’s versatile design has the capacity to perform a multitude of missions with unparalleled speed, range and agility, making the aircraft a combat multiplier.
The Bell V-280 is the most advanced and operationally effective vertical lift solution, providing the warfighter a decisive advantage.
Bell Helicopter announced that its third generation tiltrotor design, Bell V-280 Valor, has been selected by the U.S
Bell Helicopter recently delivered eight aircrafts into Russia and continues to expand its presence in the region. "Russia is a very important market for Bell Helicopter; their demand for new rotorcraft is increasing and we are ready to provide them with the products they need to successfully perform their missions
Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $74,399,436 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee V-22 multi-year production contract (N00019-07-C-0001) to provide one additional CV-22 combat loss replacement aircraft for the Air Force. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa
Bell Helicopter was awarded a contract by US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Alabama for the procurement of contractor logistics support for 30 Bell 407 helicopters in service with the Iraqi Army. The award valued at more than $15 million allows Bell Helicopter to provide logistics support of 24 Bell 407 aircraft purchased by the Government of Iraq through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program and six Bell 407 aircraft purchased by the US Army and supplied to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense at Al Taji Air Base in Iraq
Bell Helicopter has announced that it has received a contract for the nonrecurring engineering and a "new metal" OH-58D cabin, as part of the OH-58D Wartime Replacement Aircraft Cabin program. The contract is the latest to have continually added additional Kiowa Warrior helicopters to address attrition rates with the extensively utilized United States Army Kiowa Warrior fleet
The Bell V-280 Valor prototype aircraft has successfully achieved ground run testing at 100% rotor speed or RPM. The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center where it will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight controls in preparation for first flight this fall
Bell Helicopter has successfully joined the V-280 Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) wing and nacelles to the aircraft fuselage. “The V-280 wing, nacelles and fuselage are now assembled into the aircraft weve designed as the next generation tiltrotor,” said Lisa Atherton, executive vice president of Military Business Development for Bell Helicopter
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