22-Oct-2013 Source: Bell
Today Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its participation in the Association of the US Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, held Oct. 21-23. Bell Helicopter will showcase a full-scale representation of its Bell V-280 Valor third generation tiltrotor and provide program updates on the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior.
“We are excited to participate in AUSA and demonstrate our commitment to the US Army’s mission success,” stated John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter. “Through continued investment, Bell Helicopter provides the most trusted, affordable and effective solutions for the US Army’s missions today, and tomorrow.”
The U.S. Army recently awarded Bell Helicopter a Technology Investment Agreement for the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) program based on the Bell V-280 Valor. Bell Helicopter is building a team of aerospace leaders who are aligning their interests and resources to deliver the highest levels of maturity and technical readiness to the U.S. Army for their future vertical lift missions. Team Valor brings together the best engineering resources, capabilities and critical thinking in the industry, and includes:
Lockheed Martin Corporation
AGC Composites and Aerostructures
Additional team members will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell’s global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.