Sikorsky and Boeing have unveiled a new military utility helicopter, SB-1 Defiant, developed for the United States (US) Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator program.
The Defiant marks Sikorsky Aircraft and Boeing’s entry for the US Army's Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program, succeeding the JMR initiative. The aircraft draws heavily from previous work at Sikorsky on the X2and S-97 Raider designs.. Features of the helicopter include active vibration control, a rigid rotor system, pusher prop, fly-by-wire flight controls and composite fuselage, Lockheed Martin and Boeing said in a joint statement Wednesday.
The helicopter will fall in the 30,000-pound weight class, has room for a four-person crew, and a cabin capable of carrying 12 combat-equipped troops. The SB-1 Defiant demonstrator is expected to fly for the first time in 2019.
Lockheed Martin has won a $1.8 billion United States (US) contract for production and delivery of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors
Boeing has won a $307 million United States (US) Navy contract for F/A-18 integrated product support for the A-D and E-G aircraft, US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday. The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft
Lockheed Martin has won $996 million to upgrade 84 F-16 multirole fighter aircraft to the V-configuration. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; and Athens, Greece, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2027
Boeing has delivered the final Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft modernized with avionics and a digital cockpit to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Manching, Germany. This delivery is the final of 14 and ensures NATO AWACS compliance with current and future air traffic control and navigation requirements, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Sikorsky's HH-60W Combat Rescue helicopter completed its first test flight in the company's Florida site. The aircraft is based off the UH-60M Black hawk and is customized for the US Air force's Rescue missions
Sikorsky, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin has won a contract worth $1.13 billion to supply the US Navy with 12 CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopters
Two fully assembled HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) built by Sikorsky, will enter flight test with the new Tactical Mission Kit. The integration of sensors, radar, and multiple defense systems will bring added intelligence into the cockpit, enhancing pilots' situational awareness to complete missions
The United States (US) Department of Defense (DoD) has announced plans to purchase 12 upgraded Boeing F-15X fighter aircraft worth 1.2 billion as a part of modernisation program of US Air Force's (USAF) legacy fighter fleet and to supplement growing fleet of fifth-generation fighter aircraft
Boeing has won $49 million contract for Maintenance Augmentation Team services for the Qatari Air Force AH-64E aircraft. Work is expected to be completed by July 31, 2024, the US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday
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