Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Boeing provided the first look at the SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter that the companies have developed for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator programme.
The SB>1 DEFIANT™ is designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today’s conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and manoeuvrability. It will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift programme.
The helicopter is participating in the Army’s Joint Multi-Role-Medium Technology Demonstrator programme. Data from SB>1 DEFIANT™ will help the Army develop requirements for new utility helicopters expected to enter service in the early 2030s.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Dec. 26, 2018