The United States drone fleet is growing nowadays in unprecedented scale. Many unique constructions are currently in various states of development. One of them is recently unveiled by Bell V-247 Vigilant.
The Bell V-247, designed as tiltrotor, is an unmanned aerial system (UAS) that will combine the vertical lift capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft. The revolutionary UAS is designed to provide unmatched long-endurance persistent expeditionary and surveillance capability and lethal reach, as well as runway independence to operate successfully in maritime environments and locations without secure runway availability.
This revolutionary UAS is designed to combine unparalleled capability with unprecedented flexibility to execute a wide array of mission sets, including electronic warfare, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), escort, C4 (Command, Control, Communications, and Computers), persistent fire missions and tactical distribution. The UAS is expected to accomplish all of this with the benefits of extended endurance through plug-and-play mission packages.Author: Daniel Kasprzycki
Photo: An artistic rendering of Bell's new V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor UAS (Bell Helicopter)
Source: Bell Helicopter unveils V-247 Vigilant unmanned tiltrotor aircraft, www.airrecognition.com