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Bell has completed the V-280 Valor prototype, and will now begin ground tests with the third-generation tiltrotor. Bell Helicopter Photo

Bell completes build of V-280 Valor prototype

Sikorsky has been developing its Matrix Technology autonomy kit in SARA, an S-76 retrofitted with fly-by-wire flight controls. According to Sikorsky director of autonomous programs Igor Cherepinsky, the larger platform has been helpful in accommodating the supercomputer in the back of the aircraft: “We’re not limited by payload or power, we can experiment all we want.” Ted Carlson Photo
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