Twice the speed, twice the range of current helicopters
The Bell V-280 Valor provides warfighters strategic options, operational reach, tactical agility and overmatch at the point of decision. The Bell V-280 Valor design supports ground maneuver and is purpose built for the squad plus enablers. Safe and survivable, the design features integrated cabin armor, fly-by-wire component redundancy, state of the art countermeasures and performance. Bell Helicopter’s design to build technology used on the V-280 Valor significantly enhances manufacturing, assembly, and sustainability, while greatly reducing the total cost of ownership. Advanced tiltrotor speed and range provides commanders access not currently available. With more than twice the speed and range of current helicopter platforms, the Bell V-280 Valor provides access to get to the objective while providing superior agility at the objective. Team Valor’s mission equipment package enables enroute situational understanding through digitally fused reconnaissance, surveillance, intelligence and friendly force information. Airborne battle boards bring fused data and mission updates to the cabin for real-time tracking. The V-280 will provide technology overmatch at an affordable price point. The Future is Now.
The Bell V-280’s unmatched speed, range and payload, and operational agility offers transformational reach and revolutionary capability.
Advanced tiltrotor speed and range provides commanders with access. With more than twice the speed and twice the range of current helicopter platforms, the Bell V-280 provides access to the objective while providing superior low-speed agility at the objective.
The Bell V-280’s speed, range and payload radically improves our Soldier’s battlefield productivity and Combatant Commander’s operational reach with agile, expeditionary Army Forces.
The Bell V-280 Valor is going to allow the military to rewrite the book on what is possible in forward operations and battle planning.
For the Bell V-280, the focus is on technology, enabling reduced complexity, weight and cost, bringing a revolutionary and more affordable capability to the VTOL community – literally more than twice as fast and twice as far as today’s legacy aircraft.
Team Valor is comprised of leading aerospace companies who are bringing the best engineering resources, industrial capabilities and critical thinking to meet the U.S. Army's needs for the Joint Multi-Role Demonstrator (JMR-TD) and inform the requirements for the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program.
|Strategically Self-Deployable||2100+nm Range|
|Troop Capacity||Crew of 4 and 14 troops|
|Useful Load||12,000+ lbs|
|Situational Awareness||Enhanced situational awareness and sensing technologies|
|Flight Control System||Triple redundant fly-by-wire|
|Hover Out of Ground Effect (HOGE)||Achieves 6k/95F|
|Ingress / Egress||Two 6' wide large side doors for ease of rapid ingress/egress|
|Landing Gear||Conventional, retractable landing gear|