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AVX Joint Multi-Role (JMR)

Compound Military Transport Helicopter Proposal

AVX Joint Multi-Role (JMR)

Compound Military Transport Helicopter Proposal

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Overview



The AVX Joint Multi-Role platform is aimed at the United States military and combines the benefits of tilting ducted fans with coaxial main rotor assemblies.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 2024
STATUS: In-Development
MANUFACTURER(S): AVX Aircraft Company - USA
PRODUCTION: 0
OPERATORS: United States (possible)
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Technical Specifications



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the AVX Joint Multi-Role (JMR) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 4
POWER: 2 x Turboshaft engines of unknown make, model, and output power driving 2 x Four-bladed main rotors arranged co-axially over the fuselage; 2 x Ducted-fans for additional forward thrust.
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Armament



OPTIONAL, PROPOSED:
2 x 7.62mm Medium Machine Guns (MMGs) on pintle mounts at side windows (one gun to a fuselage side).

GUNSHIP, PROPOSED:
1 x 20mm/25mm Autocannon in swiveling mounting (installed ventrally).
8 x Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) at retractable ventral mounting.
2 x 19-shot Rocket Pods at retractable ventral mounting.

MISSION LOAD:
9,800 useful mission load (cargo, troops, medical litters). Up to 13,000lb external sling load capacity.
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Variants / Models



• Joint Multi-Role (JMR) - Base U.S. Military Project Designation.
• Future Vertical Lift (FVL) - Updated U.S. Military program designation.


History



Detailing the development and operational history of the AVX Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Compound Military Transport Helicopter Proposal.  Entry last updated on 4/24/2019. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program (formerly known as the Joint Multi-Role - 'JMR' - program) is an ongoing United States military initiative to develop a complete line of related helicopters in the hopes of succeeded several high-profile - though aging - types such as the Boeing AH-64 "Apache" attack helicopter, the Bell OH-58 "Kiowa" light-class scout, the venerable Sikorsky UH-60 "Black Hawk" transport, the Boeing CH-47 "Chinook" tandem-rotor heavy-hauler. The program is highly optimistic but would completely rewrite American military rotor capabilities for most of the current century and has gained the interest of several high- and low-profile rotorcraft industry players.

AVX Aircraft Company , headquartered in Benbrook, Texas, is championing their "JMR" (Joint Multi-Role) platform for general troop / cargo transport and assault duties. The aircraft sports a streamlined fuselage that is tapered at both ends, fitting the two-crew (side-by-side seating) over a short nose assembly at front with a two-piece powered loading door at rear. Lift is achieved by way of 2 x Four-bladed main rotor units seated co-axially (one atop the other) over the fuselage and this arrangement (proving popular with many Russian Kamov helicopters) inherently cancels out torque effects of either unit - effectively negating the need for a dedicated tail rotor unit. In addition to this, the aircraft sports ducted-fans installed along the aft sides of the fuselage to provide additional forward propulsion (therefore the product is described as a "compound" helicopter). Wing stubs are positioned just over the cockpit and at each ducted fan unit for the needed horizontal flight controlling. A multi-wheeled, retractable undercarriage is planned for the aircraft.

The standard operating crew is projected to be two pilots in addition to a pair of Crew Chiefs.

The JMR can support pintle-mounted 7.62mm Medium Machine Guns (MMGs) or similar at window positions for point-suppression at landing zones (to be managed by the Crew Chiefs). Troopers can exit the hovering aircraft (via rope) from the rear-mounted loading ramp or side doors. The hold is slated to support two complete cargo palettes, up to twelve medical litters and accompanying staff, or seat fourteen combat-ready infantry along two banks of seven seats (personnel being seated face-to-face). Additionally, an external sling load up to 13,000lb can be hauled.

The JMR has also been drawn up in an attack configuration, armed through rocket pods, Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs), and a large-caliber trainable autocannon. These appear to be managed through a retracting feature across the belly of the aircraft with four points reserved for air-launched munitions and a single point for the swiveling autocannon.

Key marketing features of the JMR include exceptional speed and range (compared to traditional helicopter designs of same class), very compact design for improved storage onboard carriers and the like, an in-built multi-role / multi-mission capability to come from a single airframe, inherently excellent low-speed maneuverability, ease of embarking / disembarking troops and cargo loads via the twin cargo doors at rear (and side doors), and broad support for in-service American military weapon and operating systems.

Currently (April 2019), the JMR is showcased with an empty weight of 18,2000lb and a MTOW of 28,000lb, a maximum speed of 236 knots, and a range out to 2,100 nautical miles.




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Relative Maximum Speed
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
This entry's maximum listed speed (273mph).

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Unit Production (0)
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
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Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
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Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
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