Bell, Army Ink Drive Pact

By Staff Writer | November 9, 2010

U.S. Army Aviation’s Applied Technology Directorate has established a $30-million partnership with Bell Helicopter to develop drive system technology as part of the Future Advanced Rotorcraft Drive System (FARDS) program. The five-year deal calls for Bell’s Xworx division and the directorate to come up with more than 18 advancements leading to demonstrations of the main rotor gearbox and tail rotor drive shaft.
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