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December 5, 2022, 11:01 PM

U.S. Selects Bell's V-280 Valor Tiltrotor For New Assault Aircraft

Bell's V-280 Valor tiltrotor technology beats Sikorsky and Boeing in battle to replace up to 4,000 Black Hawks for the U.S. Army.

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Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor airccraft in flight
Dec 5, 2022 - 11:01 PM
Bell's V-280 Valor tiltrotor technology beats Sikorsky and Boeing in battle to replace up to 4,000 Black Hawks for the U.S. Army.
B-21 Raider
Dec 3, 2022 - 5:28 AM
Although superficially similar to the B-2, the B-21 bomber benefits from four decades of advances in systems, manufacturing, and low-observable technology.
RAF Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopter on airport ramp
Nov 28, 2022 - 9:15 AM
British government to provide trio of retired Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopters to Ukraine.
F-16 Block 70 Bahrain
Nov 25, 2022 - 11:16 PM
Production of the F-16 has moved to Lockheed Martin's new South Carolina location to free up capacity for F-35 assembly line at Fort Worth in Texas.
Royal Australian Air Force Beechcraft King Air 350s in line on taxiway
Nov 18, 2022 - 11:32 AM
Jet Aviation began supporting the Royal Australian Air Force's Beechcraft King Air 350s in 2002.
Map depicting 2020 Canberra area Orroral Valley brushfire in Australia
Nov 17, 2022 - 8:15 AM
Australian coroner's court is investigating a 2020 Orroral Valley bushfire, which was started by army helicopter’s search light.
T-6C Texan II Tunisia
Nov 12, 2022 - 10:28 PM
Beechcraft has handed over the first examples of its T-6C turboprop trainer to its most recent military customers—Tunisia and Thailand.
Bell AH-1Z helicopter in flight firing air-to-air missile
Nov 4, 2022 - 11:15 AM
The delivery of the last Bell AH-1Z helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps marks the end of an era for U.S. forces.
Sierra Nevada Corp. senior director of business development Tim Harper, senior v-p of programs Steve Clark, and Bombardier director of specialized mission aircraft Michael Calderon cutting ribbon in front of Global 6500
Nov 4, 2022 - 10:49 AM
Sierra Nevada Corp. will use the Global 6500 business jet as a platform for its new RAPCON-X rapidly configurable ISR program.
Uncrewed Sikorsky Black Hawk in flight performing medical supply drop
Nov 3, 2022 - 6:45 AM
An autonomous, uncrewed Sikorsky Black Hawk recently flew a variety of simulated military missions.