The 'V-280 Valor' Strikes a Balance Between Speed and Sturdiness

 - May 19, 2018
References: news.bellhelicopter & newatlas
American-based commercial and military helicopter manufacturer Bell has gone ahead and unveiled an experimental tilt-rotor aircraft, dubbed the 'V-280 Valor,' that features inputs from some of the biggest names in the business including Lockheed Martin, General Electric, Meggitt and Spirit AeroSystems.

The V-280 Valor, which recently completed its first cruise flight, makes use of a variety of high-tech design features that include a honeycomb composite design that allows for considerable weight savings without having to compromise sturdiness. The craft was engineered as part of a special Department of Defense initiative that explores applications for the latest and greatest military technologies.

The holy grail of military aircraft transportation is to be able to move at high speeds but whilst carrying considerable armor, which is precisely what this tilt-rotor aircraft achieves.