Bell Helicopter has announced Lockheed Martin as its first “investing team-mate” on development of the V-280 Valor tiltrotor aimed at the U.S Army. Other Tier 1 risk-sharing team members are to be revealed in coming weeks, the company says. Bell has completed negotiations with the Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) and expects to sign a cost-sharing contract this month to fly a V-280 demonstrator in 2017 under Phase 1 of the Joint Multi Role technology demonstration ...

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