Defiant helicopter demonstrates Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft capabilities

By Evan Ochsner / January 18, 2022 at 2:16 PM
A Sikorsky-Boeing helicopter vying to replace the UH-60 Blackhawk successfully completed Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft mission profile test flights, the companies announced Tuesday. The Defiant X is competing against Bell’s V-280 Valor for the FLRAA contract, one of the priorities under the Army's Future Vertical Lift modernization effort. The Army is expected to choose one of the aircraft by the end of fiscal year 2022 . The SB-1 Defiant, which is the technology demonstrator for the Defiant X, successfully completed...

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