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Shark-like “Invictus” is Bell’s bid for Army’s future attack-recon aircraft

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Bell Textron has unveiled the design for the company's entrant into the US Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program: a single-rotor helicopter called the Bell 360 Invictus. The shark-like design, which uses rotor technology developed for the Bell 525 Relentless medium-lift helicopter, will be "optionally manned" capable—meaning it can either carry a crew of two or fly autonomously. The Army is looking for a "knife fighter" for the FARA role—a… (arstechnica.com) More...

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sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Very interesting design... I like it.... But I am not sure about flying "Bell Textron has unveiled the design for the company's entrant into the US Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program: a single-rotor helicopter called the Bell 360 Invictus. The shark-like design, which uses rotor technology developed for the Bell 525 Relentless medium-lift helicopter, will be "optionally manned" capable—meaning it can either carry a crew of two or fly autonomously"
xtoler
Larry Toler 1
Back in the early '80's the Army was looking for a Light Attack Helicopter (LHX programme). One design was for a single pilot, single rotor, swept back wings, and a tapered tail using with some sort of direct thrust instead of a tail rotor. There is a model of MD500 which uses NOTAR.

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