BELL-AGUSTA Aerospace Company
, a subsidiary of the FINMECCANICA Group
, and already the manufacturer of the AW-129 "Mangusta" attack helicopter
, the world's best in its category, has announced that the launch of the BA-609 is close; the BA-609 is already advertised as the "World's first civil tilt-rotor aircraft", although military uses are planned as well: more specifically the Italian Navy
and the Italian Air Force
are already planning adoption. It has been in-development since early 2006.
Hope it won't end up like the V-22 "Osprey", been under development for 25 years and costed over 100 million US$ worth of taxpayers' money...
See it HERE
, and HERE
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