As Bell Helicopter is moving forward with the Osprey integration in the US Navy under the Carrier Onboard Delivery program, the Fort-Worth-based rotorcraft manufacturer started preliminary studies on a naval variants of its future V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft. Navy Recognition learned during Sea-Air-Space 2016. A company representative stressed that no Navy requirements have been issued yet however.
|An artistic rendering of what could become the naval utility variant of the V-280 Valor|
(Credit: Bell Helicopter)