The Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC) joins industry stakeholders at all levels in collaborating with the government to speed development of technology and lay the foundation for Future Vertical Lift (FVL) platforms. It allows for the industry’s most creative and innovative minds, using VLC as a conduit, to advance innovative FVL prototype concepts to the benefit of all government end-users in the most cost-efficient manner. The end result maximizes total FVL system effectiveness for the warfighter and minimizes cost to the government, while protecting proprietary data of VLC members.

The VLC vision is to be a cohesive national resource, which various government customers can efficiently access innovative technologies to fulfill critical DoD vertical lift needs. This will invigorate the U.S. industrial base, drive innovation, and achieve an international competitive edge.

aerial systems concept evaluation, aeromechanics, aviation, avionics and network communications, engagement and effects, engines and motors, flight operations, human systems interfaces, operations support and sustainment, other power sources, Rotorcraft Structures, Rotorcraft subsystems, Survivability, systems effectiveness analysis, teaming and autonomy, transmissions and drives systems, Vehicle Management Systems, Vertical Lift Consortium

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