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Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA), will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program. “DEFIANT is designed to fly… Source: Sikorsky, 25-Mar-19

Changes for SB-1 Defiant Test Flight

Changes for SB-1 Defiant Test Flight

Sikorsky and Boeing are working hard to have their Future Vertical Lift aircraft, the SB-1 Defiant, have it’s first test flight in December this year. Randy Rotte, Boeing’s FVL Director, has said that additional work may have to be done on the aircraft, pushing the flight test into early 2019. He also commented that they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Nov-18

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SB-1 Defiant and V-280 Valor to Fly in 2017

SB-1 Defiant and V-280 Valor to Fly in 2017

The Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstration (JMR-TD) will see its first planned flight in 2017 as the two rotorcraft that are currently being built by Sikorsky and Boeing and Bell Helicopters, are well on track. The JMR-TD is an Army project that aims to create advanced vertical-flight designs. Such designs could help replace the Army’s Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-16