BELL V-280 VALOR

The only FVL weapons system with the flight-proven agility, speed, range and endurance for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft mission.

The reach, reliability and agility your mission requires

Purpose-built to revolutionize the reach and effectiveness of each mission while offering unmatched maneuverability, reduced downtime and elevated mission safety. With over twice the speed and range as current weapons systems, the Bell V-280 Valor is the proven long-range maneuver solution, flying more than 300 knots and achieving more than 200 flight hours.

Mission Systems

With unparalleled mission equipment, pilots will operate in challenging visual environments and provide the ground forces with situational awareness enroute and on the objective.
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Strategic Deployment

Take off in a moment's notice. The Bell V-280's exceptional range capability and strategic lift deployment options increase operational flexibility in responding to military action or humanitarian assistance missions.
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Built for the Warfighter

Combining the speed and range of the turboprop with advanced agility greater than a traditional helicopter, the Bell V-280 Valor offers better flight performance and lifecycle sustainability. Hear from Bell’s Master Aviators how this weapon system was purpose built to revolutionize U.S. Army overmatch in multi-domain operations.

 

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Transformational Tiltrotors

Don't let the environment get in the way of your mission success. Tiltrotors provide overmatch in lower tier air domains. Take on any situation with the speed and range of a turboprop aircraft and advanced agility greater than a traditional helicopter.

Agility

The Bell V-280 has proven its raw control power in pitch, roll, and yaw maneuvers, performing at the highest standards for agility. Validated by numerous flight tests, the aircraft delivers the transformational agility warfighters need for mission success.

Nacelles / Drive Systems

Fixed engine nacelle design means reduced manufacturing costs and better performance, maintainability and sustainability - designed to reduce warfighter workload.

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Mar 2019
Dec 2019
Jan 2020
Jul 2020
Aug 2020
Dec 2020
Dec 2017

Dec 2017

First Flight

Feb 2018

Feb 2018

First Army Test Pilot Flight

Aug 2018

Aug 2018

200 KTS Level Flight

Jan 2019

Jan 2019

Level 1 Agility – Attitude Quickness

Feb 2019

Feb 2019

Low Speed Agility Test

Mar 2019

Mar 2019

300 KTS Level Flight/PDAS Demo

Dec 2019

Dec 2019

Autonomy Demo

Jan 2020

Jan 2020

Sling Load/TCDL Demo

Jul 2020

Jul 2020

Survivability Testing

Aug 2020

Aug 2020

10th Army Test Pilot Flight

Dec 2020

Dec 2020

200 FLT Hours

159 Test Flights

300 KTS

Over 10 Army Test Pilot Flights

15 USG VIP Demos

Missions

Long-Range Assault
The Bell V-280 revolutionizes Army overmatch with over twice the range and speed than the current fleet. The only long-range assault solution with the ability to maneuver ground forces at ranges and speeds required for multi-domain operations.
Utility
Bell's advanced FARA and FLRAA weapons systems revolutionize Army overmatch with greater long-range capabilities and more sustainable manufacturing than the current fleet. Get greater utility with versatile agility at the X, rapid ingress and egress and unmatched speed to aid ground support and protect the 14+ soldiers in each aircraft.
MEDEVAC
When a soldier is injured, every second matters. Cut the golden hour in half with an aircraft that goes 200nm in less than 45 minutes. Cruising home at 300 knots, the Bell V-280 is the only future long-range weapons system to enhance soldier safety and mission effectiveness in all complex domains.
Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief
Built for rapid response and enhanced maneuverability, the Bell V-280 is ready to support during humanitarian crises and disasters. The aircraft brings unprecedented speed, range, agility and versatility to ensure vertical lift mission success.
The Bell V-280 revolutionizes Army overmatch with over twice the range and speed than the current fleet. The only long-range assault solution with the ability to maneuver ground forces at ranges and speeds required for multi-domain operations.
Bell's advanced FARA and FLRAA weapons systems revolutionize Army overmatch with greater long-range capabilities and more sustainable manufacturing than the current fleet. Get greater utility with versatile agility at the X, rapid ingress and egress and unmatched speed to aid ground support and protect the 14+ soldiers in each aircraft.
When a soldier is injured, every second matters. Cut the golden hour in half with an aircraft that goes 200nm in less than 45 minutes. Cruising home at 300 knots, the Bell V-280 is the only future long-range weapons system to enhance soldier safety and mission effectiveness in all complex domains.
Built for rapid response and enhanced maneuverability, the Bell V-280 is ready to support during humanitarian crises and disasters. The aircraft brings unprecedented speed, range, agility and versatility to ensure vertical lift mission success.
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Specifications

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Performance
  • Speed
    280 KTAS
  • Combat Range
    500-800nm
  • Self Deployable: up to 1734 nm
  • Exceeds long-range Army air assault mission requirements
  • Digital fly-by-wire flight control system
  • Demonstrated low speed agility
Capacities
  • Troop Capacity
    12
  • Useful Load
    12,000+ lbs
  • Designed to carry a squad and enablers in a reconfigurable cabin
  • Reconfigurable cabin accommodates squad-size elements plus enablers
Additional Features
  • Affordable Sustainment Cost - Building on 600,000 hours of tiltrotor experience, costs are reduced through focused system and component redesign
  • Field Maintainable - Commercially proven maintenance approach extending maintenance in a scheduled environment
  • Reduced Complexity - Revolutionary approach to manufacturing and reducibility for blade, wing and dynamic components

Revolutionary solutions

Companion to the Bell V-280 Valor, the Bell 360 Invictus is the attack reconnaissance leader for the U.S. Army's Future Vertical Lift program. Together, these weapon systems deliver mission-critical lethality, reach and sustainability.

 

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