New SB-1 Defiant High-Speed Helicopter Hits 238 MPH Speed Milestone

New SB-1 Defiant High-Speed Helicopter Hits 238 MPH Speed Milestone - The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 DEFIANT™ helicopter made its maiden flight. This truly revolutionary helicopter, developed by Sikorsky together with Lockheed Martin and Boeing, launched a new generation of military helicopters under the U.S. Army Future Vertical Lift program. “The design and development of the DEFIANT have revealed new capabilities for the Future Vertical Lift program,“ said David Coopersmith, vice president, and general manager of Boeing Vertical Lift. - It’s clear that the power, speed, and maneuverability of the DEFIANT will be a game-changer on the battlefield, and we look forward to demonstrating to the U.S. Army the enormous capabilities of this helicopter. U.S. experts believe the use of DEFIANT helicopters with X2™ technology and F-35 aircraft will allow the U.S. Army to “break out“ of the current strategic confrontation and exploit weaknesses created in the sophisticated A2D2 (anti-ac
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