If Bell Helicopter had its way, every branch of the U.S. military would be flying tiltrotors, from the small unmanned “V-247” it is proposing for the Marine Corps up to light and midsize V-280 Valor derivatives for the Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program and mammoth twin- or quadrotor designs in the super heavy-lift spectrum. The company’s plant in Amarillo, Texas, currently delivers traditional helicopters such as the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom for the ...

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