With regards to replacing the Army’s Black Hawk helicopter, Loren Thompson is quoted in Eric Adams’ Wired article for his favorable take on the V-280. “Valor has performed exceptionally well in testing and currently look like the odds-on favorite to prevail,” he said. “There is widespread awareness among senior Army leaders that tilt-rotor technology has delivered big advantages to the Marine Corps in terms of range, speed, endurance, and payload. The Army would like to enjoy the same benefits.”
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