Designed to fly at roughly twice the speed and 2-3 times as far as today’s helicopters, the leading contenders for the U.S. Army-led Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program promise to revolutionize the way U.S. land and maritime forces fight wars while reducing the logistics burden through commonality. The platforms Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky/Boeing are pursuing under the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD)—the V-280 Valor and SB-1 Defiant, respectively—are ...


"Will Future Vertical Lift Come Of Age In 2017?" is part of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s subscription package. 

Subscribe now to read this full article. And by subscribing, you'll also receive full coverage of what's next in technology from the experts trusted by the global aerospace & defense community. 


Already registered? here.