Bell Helicopters is playing the speed card with a third-generation tiltrotor to meet the requirements for the U.S. Army's Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. While its competitors look to hybrid, compound helicopters to meet the Army's need to fly at 230 kt. and still perform like a normal helicopter, Bell is gambling that increased speed and higher productivity on the battlefield will become the critical capabilities the service will be seeking in the coming years. Launching its ...


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