Persistent, expeditionary capability, providing lethal reach with runway independence.
The Bell V-247 Vigilant unmanned system will combine unparalleled capability with unprecedented flexibility to execute a wide array of missions, including ISR, escort, or persistent fire missions – all with the benefits of extended endurance with modular mission packages.
The extended loiter time enables revisit rates necessary to satisfy ISR/EW needs. The significant internal payload capacity in excess of 2,000 lbs provides flexibility to operators to quickly trade out different mission packages.
The modular payload system is designed to accommodate a variety of packages. The V-247 Vigilant can be armed with air-to-ground missiles and other precision munitions. An electro optical system and targeting system provide superior target identification and designation.
|Long Range Cruise||240 kts|
|Cruise at Maximum Continuous Power||300+ kts|
|Best Endurance||178 kts|
|Internal Mission||2000 lb|
|Sling Load||9000 lb|
|>8 hours Time On Station with 600 lb of Mission Payload at 450 nm Mission Radius|
|Up to 1300 nm Mission Radius or 12 hrs Time on Station|
|Service Ceiling||25,000 ft|
|• Superior range and speed to provide escort capability for the V-22 or V-280|
|• 24-hour Persistent Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance with a Two-Aircraft System|
|• Open Architecture Modular Payload System|
|• Guided Missile Destroyer Shipboard Compatible|
|• Retractable Taildragger Landing Gear|
|• Shipboard Footprint Equivalent to UH-1Y|
|• Aerial Refuel Capable|