Sikorsky, Boeing Provide First Look at SB1 Defiant

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Sikorsky and Boeing provided the first look at the SB1 Defiant helicopter the companies have developed for the US Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator programme. The SB1 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 improve the next generation of military helicopters as part of the US Army’s Future Vertical Lift programme. Data from SB1 Defiant will help the Army develop requirements for new utility helicopters expected to enter service in the early 2030s.