Bell’s Futuristic V-280 Valor Maneuvers in ‘Impressive’ Flight Demo

Officials from Bell, a firm vying to produce the U.S. Army’s next-generation troop-carrying aircraft, today successfully completed the second, public flight demonstration of the firm’s tiltrotor V-280 Valor helicopter.

The 30-minute flight in Amarillo, Texas was “impressive,” according to retired Army Maj. Gen. Jeff Schloesser, executive vice president for strategic pursuits at Bell, the firm formerly known as Bell Helicopter.

The V-280 Valor, a technology demonstrator in the Army’s Future Vertical Lift program, conducted a series of “low level hovers and maneuvers,” Schloesser said.

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