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PREMIUM: Clean bill of health offers springboard for Defiant’s FLRAA fight

20th February 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in West Palm Beach

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The SB>1 Defiant Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) is moving towards increased speed flight tests, having overcome a gearbox joint ‘bearing creep’ issue that was discovered last year.

A plan to hit a maximum speed of 250kt could also happen ‘in months’, according to company sources, significant progress that looks ...

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