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New Tilt-Rotor UAS from Bell

New Tilt-Rotor UAS from Bell 28 September, 2018

Bell introduced a mock-up of its new product at the USMC Tech Expo in the US. The V-247 Vigilant was developed to meet the needs of the US Marine Corps's vertical take-off multi-purpose combat UAS.

In March, the Marine Corps issued an request for information document for the USMC Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary (MUX).

According to Bell's statement, the platform was developed with the experience gained from V-22 Osprey and V-280 Valor. In addition to the ability to make autonomous flights, the V-247 Vigilant also has the necessary datalinkss for the joint operation with manned aircraft. The platform, whose rotors are foldable and wings can be turned 90 degrees, can fit into the same size areas as the UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter

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