Bell Eagle Eye

May 9, 2008 - 6:53am

The U.S. Coast Guard has selected Bell’s Eagle Eye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as its choice to fill the UAV role in the USCG’s overall hardware-improvement program, a plan aimed to make the agency more effective further from shore and, hence, known under the program title “Deepwater.” Bell’s HV-911 Eagle Eye is a full-function tiltrotor, much like its V-22 and XV-15 cousins.

December 13, 2006 - 9:50am

Bell Helicopter has a contract to supply 45 Eagle Eye unmanned tiltrotors to the U.S. Coast Guard beginning in 2007 but with its own funds is already building what it calls a “risk-reduction prototype” and plans to have it flying by this fall. A full-scale mockup of the Eagle Eye is on static display on the ramp side of Bell’s Paris Air Show chalet (A378).