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A close look at the past, present, and possible future of funding for FVL.
Understanding the drivers of vertical lift modernization is key to informed decision making about the trade-offs involved in future investment options. This analysis, by Gabriel Coll and Andrew Hunter of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, looks at how the United States arrived at vertical lift modernization’s current state through past investments.
Mike Hirschberg of the American Helicopter Society explains key developments and trends in vertical flight aircraft, including commercial helicopters, Joint Multi-Role (JMR) / Future Vertical Lift (FVL), and electric VTOL (aka Air Taxis).
Ahead of the International Military Helicopter Summit 2019, DefenceIQ spoke exclusively to Major Dana Howe, AH-1Z Instructor Pilot, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One to discuss the key challenges likely to affect survivability, the prevalence of manned and unmanned platforms and systems, and the role of helicopters over the next decade.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and every nation in between, here's a detailed country-by-country list of military helicopter holdings.