Sikorsky, Boeing provide first look at SB>1 Defiant

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Sikorsky and Boeing provided the first look at the new SB>1 Defiant™ helicopter. The helicopter is one of two designs participating in the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role-Medium Technology Demonstrator Program

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Boeing have provided the first look at the SB>1 Defiant™ helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program. The SB>1 Defiant™ is designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today’s conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and maneuverability. It will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.

The helicopter is participating in the Army’s Joint Multi-Role-Medium Technology Demonstrator program. Data from SB>1 Defiant™ will help the Army develop requirements for new utility helicopters expected to enter service in the early 2030s.
 

Sikorsky and Boeing provided the first look at the new SB>1 Defiant™ helicopter. The aircraft’s rotor system will allow it to fly about twice as fast and twice as far as today’s conventional helicopters.