Vertical Lift Consortium VLC
The Vertical Lift Consortium is a collaboration of traditional and nontraditional government contractors, small and large businesses, for-profit and not for-profit entities, academic organizations, and their affiliated organizations to work collaboratively with the U.S. Government to develop and transition innovative vertical lift technologies to rapidly and affordably meet warfighter needs. The VLC mission is to work collaboratively with the U.S. Government to develop and transition innovative vertical lift technologies to rapidly and affordably meet warfighter needs. 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, which invigorates the U.S. industrial base, drives innovation, and achieves an international competitive edge. The VLC OTA 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. For more information, go to http://www.verticalliftconsortium.org/program-ota.html.