Sikorsky, Boeing show demonstrator for US Army’s helicopter program

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Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Boeing have provided the first look for SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter.

Sikorsky-Boeing Team photo

SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter was developed for United States 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,” Lockheed Martin said. “It will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.”

Lockheed said 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,” it explained.