Next Gen Tiltrotor Much Faster than Helicopters and Will Fly Unmanned

The Tiltrotor Bell Valor V280 tiltrotor is now 55% faster than the maximum speed of the Blackhawk helicopter. The V280 is competing to replace helicopters as part of the Future Lift program.

The Army wants it to be able to fly unmanned for some missions. Bell plans an initial autonomy test by the end of this year.

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