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  • Bell V-280 Valor

    Derived from V-22 Osprey

    Bell V-280 Valor

    The V-280 Valor is Bell's third generation tilt-rotor designed for the the US Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) / Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme which search for a UH-60 Black Hawk replacement from 2030. The V-280 will cruise at 280kts (519km/h) carrying 11 passengers with a mission radius of over 250nm (463km). Prototype performed first flight on December 18, 2017.

    Main contender will be Sikorsky/Boeing Defiant based on X-2 technology.

    Lockheed-Martin joined the V-280 team on September 2013 but its acquisition of Sikorsky on October 2015 may actually cause some contractual changes.

    In August 2019, prototype reached over 300 knots speed.

    In December 2022 announced winner of the FLRAA competition against the Defiant


    Engine: 2 x GE T64-GE-419 4750 shp
    Capacity: 4 + 14
    Length: (m) 20
    Height: (m) 7
    Blades: 6
    Rotor diam.: (m) 11
    Disc area: (m2)
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 15000     Max: 26000
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 519
    Range: (km) 1200
    Ceiling: (m) 1800
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)

    Derivatives & Versions

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    List of Operators of Bell V-280 Valor

    From Organisation with model V-280 Valor
    usa US Army Aviation

    Construction Numbers on database of V-280 Valor or its versions

    2V-280 Valor

    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    60105 2017 US N280BH
    mockup US mockup

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