Sept 8, 2017: The Bell V-280 Valor has achieved 100 percent build completion and moved one step closer to its first flight. The V-280 is the latest revolutionary aircraft in the tiltrotor family. The V-280 Valor was selected to advance, build and fly an aircraft within the JMR-TD programme.
The Bell V-280 has been designed to offers military with the speed, range and operational productivity needed to complete any mission and outmatch every opponent. New innovations integrated in the V-280 include stationary nacelles, which increases the ease of aircraft maintenance and safety of the ingress and egress. The latest tiltrotor provides fixed-wing high speed performance and low speed agility, giving soldiers and operators the option to pick the best pace and maneuverability for their mission.