Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Sikorsky, Boeing to Build FVL Technology Demonstrator
The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate has selected Sikorsky and Boeing to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD). The Sikorsky-Boeing team will continue development of the SB>1 Defiant, which includes Sikorsky’s X2 coaxial design, through flight testing, with the first flight expected in 2017. The Defiant will feature counter-rotating rigid main rotor blades, a pusher propeller and a fly-by-wire flight control system.
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