Four teams competing to build advanced-rotorcraft demonstrators for the U.S. Army have each been awarded $6.5 million of government funding toward completing preliminary design of their aircraft, the service reveals—but only two teams will be selected to flight-test their designs. AVX Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, Karem Aircraft and a Sikorsky/Boeing team have received contracts for Phase 1 of the Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstration (JMR TD), precursor to the planned Future ...

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