The aircraft is one element of the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Technical Demonstration initiative. For more info see,
Source: "Future Vertical Lift", AHS Staff, AHS web page, last accessed Dec 19, 2017
Specific background information for the V-280 Valor can be found in the following article,
Source: "FVL/JMR Tech Demo Update Special Section | Build Them and You Will Learn — Bell V-280 Valor", Richard Whittle, Vertiflite, January/February 2016, Pages 32-35
Design authority: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Primary manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Parent type: No type defined
Aircraft status: In development
VTOL type: Convertiplane
Compound type: N/A
Lift devices: 2 in Tilt shaft configuration
Crew required: 2 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)