Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and Boeing have provided the first look at the SB>1 DEFIANT helicopter the companies 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 maneuverability.
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.