Spirit AeroSystems is a member of Bell Helicopter’s Team Valor as the design/build partner for the composite fuselage on the V-280 Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program. Spirit’s rapid prototyping facility in Wichita, Kan., designed and assembled the unit in just 22 months.
The U.S. Army-led JMR-TD program is the science and technology precursor to the Department of Defense’s Future Vertical Lift program, with the goal to replace 2,000 to 4,000 medium-class utility and attack helicopters. The V-280 Valor is Bell Helicopter’s offering for the JMR-TD program.
You can find more information about the V-280 at www.bellv280.com.