Proving affordability is the biggest challenge facing Bell Helicopter and a Sikorsky/Boeing team as they build and fly advanced rotorcraft demonstrators aimed at the U.S. Army’s requirement to replace its Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the mid-2030s. The two teams have been chosen to fly high-speed rotorcraft in 2017 under the Joint Multi Role (JMR) technology demonstration, a precursor to the planned Future Vertical Lift Medium (FVL-M) program to replace the UH-60. But ...


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