Executive VP of Engineering
Utilize conventional runways to minimizeuse of VTOL dynamic systems and maximize survivability and payload capabilitythrough jet takeoff and landing.
Utilize vertical lift system and wing totakeoff in 200-400 ft allowing short field, austere, or damaged runways tocontinue to be utilized.
At the center of HSVTOL technology lies Bell’s folding rotor design that efficiently converts horsepower into vertical lift thrust, enabling superior, efficient hover capability. This rotor is specifically engineered to produce lift without creating adverse downwash conditions, providing increased safety for ground operations and ground personnel.
Bell's HSVTOL technology offers a unique blend of increased stealth and agility. Advanced propulsion and digital flight control technologies minimize signature during cruise and terminal area operations. An advanced mission systems suite provides offensive and defense capabilities to allow next generation warfighters to operate with confidence even in the most challenging environments.
With an impressive track record of innovation in high-speed vertical aircraft design and flight capabilities. Since the breaking the sound barrier with the historic Bell X-1 Bell has consistently pushed the boundaries. Our pioneering VTOL prototypes, including the X-14, X-22, XV-3, XV-15, Bell 533, and TR911X, laid the foundation for revolutionary changes in vertical lift aircraft. At Bell, we are committed to staying at the forefront of next generation capability and meeting the evolving needs of today and tomorrow’s warfighters.
HSVTOL risk reduction via technology demonstrator.
Continued configuration refinement.
Extensive study on concepts and engine technology.
Convertible engine feasibility demonstration.
HSVTOL rotor technology feasibility demonstration, USAF mission need refinement.
Initial concepts developed.