PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) introduced right now that Bell Textron Inc., a Textron firm, has been awarded the event contract for the U.S. Military’s Future Lengthy-Vary Assault Plane (FLRAA) program. The award is predicated on Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor that was developed and examined as a part of the Joint Multi-Position Know-how Demonstrator (JMR TD) program that started in 2013. The V-280 progressed by means of design, manufacturing, and greater than three years of rigorous flight testing that offered in depth knowledge validating the technical and operational benefits of the plane for the long-range assault mission.
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“That is an thrilling time for the U.S. Military, Bell, and Group Valor as we modernize the Military’s aviation capabilities for many years to come back,” stated Mitch Snyder, president and CEO of Bell. “Bell has an extended historical past supporting Military Aviation and we’re able to equip Troopers with the velocity and vary they should compete and win utilizing probably the most mature, dependable, and reasonably priced high-performance long-range assault weapon system on the earth.”
This award builds on a decade of the V-280 Valor’s progress by means of design, manufacturing, and thorough testing to exhibit that this plane will ship on the FLRAA program necessities. Bell and its trade companions have systematically validated the V-280 plane and their modular open methods method in collaboration with the Military.
“For the previous a number of years the Bell crew demonstrated the distinctive operational capabilities, digital thread synergies, and platform affordability enhancements the V-280 gives,” stated Keith Flail, government vice chairman, Superior Vertical Carry Techniques at Bell. “Bell stands prepared with our world-class manufacturing amenities to use our almost seven many years of tiltrotor experience to ship a contemporary FLRAA fleet to the Military.”
The preliminary contract refines the weapon system design, sustainment, digital enterprise, manufacturing, methods integration, flight-testing, and airworthiness qualification.
This award builds on Bell’s historical past of greater than 85 years delivering over 30,000 trusted vertical carry merchandise to navy and industrial prospects within the U.S. and world wide. To be taught extra in regards to the V-280 Valor, Group Valor, and the FLRAA program, please go to https://www.bellflight.com/merchandise/bell-v-280 and textron.com and comply with us on YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Fb, and Instagram.
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