Early in March, Bell APT 70 successfully participated in the March Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment, flying more than 17 flights, covering 42 miles, conducting eight autonomous resupply missions. For this unmanned vehicle, the opportunities to make itself a key part of business supply chains, provide remote citizens or warfighters in the battlefield with necessary resources or drop packages to consumers are vast. And for a platform that can carry 70 lbs of goods, there’s a lot it can move.
- 72 water bottles
- 46 boxed lunches
- 70 blood bags
- 3 boxes of MREs (Meal, Ready to Eat) adding to 36 total meals
- 64 magazines of 5.56 ammunition
- 5 gallon Fuel or Water cans
APT’s build and flight-testing process continue to demonstrate the capacity of goods that could be moved through a quick 15-minute flight. With more progress comes more opportunity to solve real-world challenges with the APT family. Discover more about this revolutionary product and its origins.
Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 85 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 advanced air 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.
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