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Boeing pushes forward with Defiant

20th May 2019 - 14:33 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Philadelphia


Boeing plans to operate the push propulsor on its Defiant SB>1 coaxial helicopter this year after completing the first flight into hover in Q1 2019. A further two flights have taken place since, one of those into a hover at 110ft with manoeuvring.

The aircraft is one of two competing for the US Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft for which a RfI was released on 4 April 2019. The second is the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor but whichever of these aircraft is successful, Lockheed Martin will be a winner as it is partnered with Boeing through Sikorsky and

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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