Some days, an aircraft wants to be more than just a troop transport. The Bell Boeing V-22 program is now trying out the tilt-rotor Osprey to see how it might fare as a flying gas station.
BAE Systems to deliver remotely operated, 360-degree, belly gun for V-22.
The controversial tilt-rotor aircraft has defied its critics with its performance to date in its harsh new landscape.
The Pentagon is developing unmanned aircraft for supply runs that can be controlled from a mobile phone or tablet -- think of it as Amazon drones in olive drab.
More than two dozen advanced weapons systems are said to have been accessed. Documents obtained by the Washington Post do not indicate whether the breaches occurred on government or contractor networks.
The Pentagon is looking ahead several decades toward future fleets of rotorcraft -- and working now to lay the plans for getting there.
The Eurocopter Group has built a mash-up of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft--the X3--that it hopes will eventually fly at a zippy 220 knots.
And by future, we're talking 2030. Let's just hope the planners, builders, and budgeteers keep an open mind to how technology evolves over the next two decades.
The trade show is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
X2 technology could let a helicopter "cruise comfortably" at 250 knots, much faster than current production models, the company says. But when will it actually fly?