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High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology blends the hover capability of a helicopter with the speed, range, and survivability features of a fighter aircraft.

Bell Textron has unveiled the design concepts for new aircraft systems for military applications that would use the company’s HSVTOL technology as the company continues its innovation of next-generation vertical lift aircraft.

The rapid development of HSVTOL has been executed in a digital engineering environment, leveraging experience from a robust past of technology exploration and close partnerships with the Department of Defense and Research Laboratories,

The new capability is critical to future mission needs offering a range of aircraft systems with enhanced runway independence, aircraft survivability, mission flexibility and enhanced performance over legacy platforms, the company said in its announcement.