How the Bell Boeing V-22 Offers a Unique Advantage for Coastal Missions

With a globally deployed force completing dynamic missions in demanding environments, the United States Marine Corps relies on tiltrotor capabilities to move troops, equipment and supplies. Combining the benefits of a fixed and rotor-wing aircraft, the Bell Boeing V-22 can fly at the speed of a turboprop plane and touch down without a runway.

One huge advantage the V-22 offers is its marinized design that can withstand external impacts from coastal or sea environments. Corrosion resistant materials and protective coating make this durable platform resistant to the adverse effects of salt water. Ultimately, an already marinized aircraft reduces cost of long-term sustainability and sets you up for successful amphibious missions. Marinization also serves to improve the maintainability and sustainability of the V-22 in other environments. The same environmental treatments that protect against salt-water near the coast also protect against the harmful effects of sand and other debris.

Whether on land, overseas or along a shoreline, the Bell Boeing V-22 is ready to take on any domain. The USMC stands ready to perform exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.

About Bell

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

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