VTOL aircraft to bridge 'warfighting gaps'

By Linda Hersey / April 21, 2023 at 2:38 PM
Investing in vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft systems remains critical for naval forces to bridge "key warfighting gaps" and provide "transformational capabilities" as legacy rotary-wing platforms end service in the next decade, said Frederick Stefany, acting assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition. “We’re continuing R&D investments and working with our service partners to support the future vertical lift family of systems. This includes the Navy's future vertical lift maritime strike, and the Marine Corps vertical takeoff-and-landing family of systems,”...

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