Boeing and Millen Race to Demonstrate New Helo Vehicle

23 August 2009 (Last Updated August 23rd, 2009 18:30)

Boeing and its partner MillenWorks are set to take part in a 1,000-mile off-road race through the Nevada Desert this week to demonstrate a new tactical military vehicle designed for US Special forces. The vehicle is a version of the Helo transportable tactical vehicle (HTTV), which Mil

Boeing and its partner MillenWorks are set to take part in a 1,000-mile off-road race through the Nevada Desert this week to demonstrate a new tactical military vehicle designed for US Special forces.

The vehicle is a version of the Helo transportable tactical vehicle (HTTV), which MillenWorks designed for military reconnaissance and utility missions in extreme conditions and rough terrain.

The tactical military vehicle has been entered in a timed exhibition category in the 'Vegas to Reno: The Long Way' race, touted as the longest off-road race in the US.

The vehicle will be driven by MillenWorks founder and CEO Rod Millen and his son Ryan over the same course as other off-road competitors.

The vehicle can be transported by aircraft including the Boeing-built V-22 Osprey tiltrotor, and is presently undergoing evaluation and testing.