Does the Navy truly need more of either for HSM? Honest question. I get dash speed is always welcome, but big picture, is 2.5+ and ~80-110 knots not meeting current needs (assuming the current restraints of on rotor w/ a tail rotor). I get a tilt-rotor makes a lot of that better, but as discussed, I'm not sure that's realistic, currently.More of both than we currently have!
So again, not being sarcastic here, what does speed AND endurance do that a current 2.5-3.0 aircraft with a crazy good radar not do now?