WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. --- Sikorsky and Boeing provided the first look at the SB1 Defiant helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program.
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 inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army's Future Vertical Lift program.
The helicopter is participating in the Army's Joint Multi-Role-Medium Technology Demonstrator program. Data from SB1 Defiant will help the Army develop requirements for new utility helicopters expected to enter service in the early 2030s.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. This year the company received three Edison Awards for ground-breaking innovations in autonomy, satellite technology and directed energy.