AUSA 2016: Bell Helicopter Exhibits Latest Tiltrotor Technology with V-247 Vigilant

AUSA 2016
Online Show Daily News
Association of U.S. Army
Exhibition and Conference
3 - 5 October 2016
Washington D.C., United States
V-247 Vigilant at AUSA 2016
AUSA 2016: Bell Helicopter Exhibits Latest Tiltrotor Technology with
V-247 Vigilant
V-247 Vigilant
V-247 Vigilant
 V-247 Vigilant
Bell Helicopter was showcasing its newest tiltrotor innovations, the V-280 “Valor” mock-up and the recently unveiled V-247 “Vigilant” unmanned aerial system model. The Bell V-247 Vigilant, Bell Helicopter’s newest tiltrotor concept, was announced to the public recently at an unveiling in Washington, D.C. The Group 5 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is designed to provide unmatched long-endurance persistent expeditionary and surveillance capability and lethal reach, as well as runway independence to operate successfully in maritime environments and locations without secure runway availability.
Bell V-247 Vigilant AUSA 2016 Bell V-247 Vigilant scale model at AUSA 2016
The Vigilant offers original features including a modular payload system to provide maximum flexibility and power distribution system to provide maximum mission capabilities. It provides extended range flying from land or ship, matchless expeditionary capabilities, and has the ability to remain on-station with heightened loiter times for extended periods. In a two-ship configuration, the Bell V-247 Vigilant can provide 24-hour sensor coverage to effectively control the battle space. The aircraft could be available for production in 2023.









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