TechDogs-"Bell Places Moog Under Contract For FLRAA, V-280 Valor"

Manufacturing Technology

Bell Places Moog Under Contract For FLRAA, V-280 Valor

By Business Wire

Business Wire
Overall Rating

Moog to supply flight control content for the aircraft

EAST AURORA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today that the company has been placed under contract with Bell Textron Inc., a Textron company, and work is underway for the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA), the Bell V-280 Valor. The contract initially funds core design and development activities through the Middle Tier Acquisition (MTA) phase of the program.

The transformational features of Bell’s next-generation tiltrotor represent the most operationally effective aircraft for the U.S. Army's long-range air assault requirements. Bell selected Moog as a significant supplier-team member with responsibility for:

  • Ruddervator and flaperon actuators which control the tail and wing;
  • Swashplate actuators which control rotor blade pitch;
  • Active force feel inceptor system for the cockpit controls;
  • Pylon conversion actuators which rotate the pylon from vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) to airplane mode; and
  • Flight control computers, as well as power converter units, and elements of the hydraulic system.

Moog has supported the development and flight of the V-280 demonstrator for years with their critical flight control components and we look forward to continuing to work with them on the FLRAA program,” said Ryan Ehinger, senior vice president and program director for FLRAA at Bell. “The FLRAA program is an opportunity to modernize Army aviation with transformational capabilities.”

We are delighted to be part of the V-280 Valor Team and this historic program to provide our warfighters with this transformational capability,” said Mark Graczyk, President of Moog’s Military Aircraft business. "We have a long history with Bell, and in 2013 made the strategic decision to align our interests and resources to secure this important win for our companies. We are proud to be part of this program which will provide warfighters with an unparalleled combination of range, speed, and combat capability.”

With improved performance, maintainability, and reliability, the Bell V-280 is designed to deliver the best value in procurement, operations and support, and force structure. Doubling the speed and range of conventional helicopters, the Bell V-280 Valor will provide unmatched operational agility to self-deploy and perform a multitude of vertical lift missions currently unachievable in today's aircraft.

About Moog Inc.

Moog is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of high-performance precision motion and fluid controls and controls systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the Company can be found at


Aaron Astrachan

First published on Fri, Aug 25, 2023

Enjoyed what you've read so far? Great news - there's more to explore!

Stay up to date with the latest news, a vast collection of tech articles including introductory guides, product reviews, trends and more, thought-provoking interviews, hottest AI blogs and entertaining tech memes.

Plus, get access to branded insights such as informative white papers, intriguing case studies, in-depth reports, enlightening videos and exciting events and webinars from industry-leading global brands.

Dive into TechDogs' treasure trove today and Know Your World of technology!

Disclaimer - Reference to any specific product, software or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by TechDogs nor should any data or content published be relied upon. The views expressed by TechDogs’ members and guests are their own and their appearance on our site does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by TechDogs’ Authors are those of the Authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of TechDogs or any of its officials. All information / content found on TechDogs’ site may not necessarily be reviewed by individuals with the expertise to validate its completeness, accuracy and reliability.


Moog Inc Middle Tier Acquisition (MTA) Satellites And Space Vehicles


Join The Discussion

  • Dark
  • Light