bell autonomous pod transport 70 expands envelope for upcoming challenge

November 19, 2019

Bell Helicopter’s Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 has conducted envelope expansion with a 60lb payload in tow with plans to expand to 70lbs, the maximum payload for the vehicle.  

The demonstration was in response to PMA-263 Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TRUAS) Challenge. The challenge will be hosted in Yuma, Arizona early next year.

“We’re continuously evaluating how we can provide our military customers with the aircraft they need to execute their missions, and we believe APT is the answer,” said Todd Worden, Manager Advanced UAS Sales & Strategy. “This family of vehicles offers unique goods transportation capabilities, and we are excited to showcase the vehicle’s progress in upcoming demonstrations and for the Marine Corps Unmanned Logistics System-Air mission.”