Pentagon plans to build helicopters that will be able in the future to change the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk, made significant progress. For disk imaging Affairs Committee of the armed forces of the U.S. Congress, at the present time are immediately assess several different projects developed under applets creation utilitarian military helicopter last generation.
So, companies AVX Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, Piasecki Aircraft and Sikorsky Aircraft offers suggestions ordinary helicopter, the helicopter with a huge wing and a hybrid power plant and tiltrotor. Assessment includes research capabilities of each option for the benefit of the U.S. Defense Department, including shipborne. By September this year will be chosen two companies that produce and test the two test models, which will begin flight tests in fiscal year 2017.
Earlier this year, Boeing and Sikorsky Aircraft announced the merger efforts and develop a demonstrator based on the high-speed hybrid helicopter X2. In April this year, Bell Helicopter has introduced its own tiltrotor V-280 Valor as a candidate, while EADS North America has also introduced a similar proposal.