Bell V-280 Valor

Revolutionary Maneuver

Revolutionary maneuver is going to disrupt how the US Army and other services think and operate.
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The only Future Vertical Lift (FVL) weapons system with the flight-proven agility, speed, range and endurance for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) 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, FLRAA is the proven long-range maneuver solution.
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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. FLRAA'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, FLRAA offers better flight performance and lifecycle sustainability. This weapon system was purpose built to revolutionize U.S. Army overmatch in multi-domain operations.

 

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

FLRAA 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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Dec 2017
Feb 2018
Aug 2018
Jan 2019
Feb 2019
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

Level Flight Test

Jan 2019

Jan 2019

Level 1 Agility – Attitude Quickness

Feb 2019

Feb 2019

Low Speed Agility Test

Mar 2019

Mar 2019

High-Speed 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

Over 10 Army Test Pilot Flights

15 USG VIP Demos

Missions

Long-Range Assault
FLRAA 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 soldiers in each aircraft.
MEDEVAC
When a soldier is injured, every second matters. FLRAA 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, FLRAA is ready to support during humanitarian crises and disasters. The aircraft brings unprecedented speed, range, agility and versatility to ensure vertical lift mission success.
FLRAA 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 soldiers in each aircraft.
When a soldier is injured, every second matters. FLRAA 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, FLRAA 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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Revolutionary solutions

Companion to FLRAA, the Bell 360 Invictus (FARA) 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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