The U.S. Army plans to review initial designs for its Joint Multi-Role (JMR) technology demonstrators in June, with a decision on which of the high-speed rotorcraft concepts will proceed to flight testing in 2017. Four teams are competing for an expected two contracts to build flight demonstrators, although the Army could end up funding some level of work by all four if industry cost-sharing is sufficient. Bell Helicopter is designing the V-280 Valor, a 280-kt. tiltotor, while a ...


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