Military Exploring Osprey-Type Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
Military Exploring Osprey-Type Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

Tilt-rotor aircraft along the line of the Osprey are among the new designs for the next generation of U.S. military helicopters.

The Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator funding is part of efforts to build a family of vertical-lift tilt-rotor aircraft that could replace thousands of existing aircraft over the next 50 years.

Today’s fleet of U.S. military helicopters has flown extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past decade, and many may need to be replaced before long, although officials are also looking at extending aircrafts’ lifespans.


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