MaxFacts: Tilt Rotor Competition; “Valor”/“Osprey”. Bell to field a Tilt Rotor to replace the BlackHawk.

MaxSez: Appears Bell is hoping the V-280 (Valor) will win the bid to meet the Army’s requirement for a mid-sized, next-generation rotorcraft with twice the speed and range of a conventional helicopter to replace The UH-60 Black Hawks in the 2020s or 2030s. After years of development and recent proven operational successes it appears the Tilt Rotor is here to stay;

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The Osprey is an awesome aircraft! It would be great to see some other versions of it!

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Why can’t the army just buy the already battle tested Osprey? Upgrade the avionics, engines and your good. They have a remarkable combat record and are praised by troops. It’s weird that they originally opted out of the Osprey.

@masonh2479… MaxSez: Suggest you note the Valor will replace the BlackHawk a utility craft. The Osprey is a Medium Lifter similar to a CH-46 Seanight. I conclude there will be trade offs. Both are Bell designs.

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