After three years of proving its transformational flight capabilities, the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT® helicopter arrived in Nashville this week to offer U.S. Military Aviators a first-hand take a look at this spectacular plane on the Military Aviation Affiliation of America’s annual summit. Military aviators on the summit will be capable to see how Workforce DEFIANT is revolutionizing Future Vertical Raise, one of many Military’s high modernization priorities, with a deal with reworking the Future Lengthy-Vary Assault Plane program’s capabilities, manufacturing and sustainment leading to lower-life cycle prices. The result’s DEFIANT X® a whole weapon system that builds on the dealing with qualities and capabilities confirmed by the group’s expertise demonstrator, SB>1 DEFIANT®. Sikorsky’s Invoice Fell and Boeing’s Ed Henderscheid piloted SB>1 DEFIANT’s momentous 700-nautical miles journey from West Palm Seaside, Florida, to Nashville. That is the primary time the helicopter has traveled outdoors of the state of Florida.

“This monumental flight additional proves the maturity of the DEFIANT design and that it is able to assist the Military’s future long-range assault missions,” stated Mark Cherry, Boeing Vice President and Normal Supervisor of Vertical Raise. “Simply as SB>1 DEFIANT flew safely over a number of states from Florida to Tennessee, DEFIANT X will safely fly and meet all of our buyer’s targets.”


“When Sikorsky and Boeing launched into the DEFIANT journey, we have been mission targeted and pondering forward to making a holistic weapon system that may give America’s Troopers a strategic benefit to discourage and defeat threats effectively into the twenty first century,” stated Sikorsky President Paul Lemmo. “DEFIANT ensures our aviators are assured and ready for what’s forward and provides them the agility to adapt to evolving threats.”

Additionally this week, Workforce DEFIANT introduced the most recent members of its group:
ATI, Cudahy, Wisconsin: gearbox forgings
Collins Aerospace, Windsor Locks, Connecticut: PerigonTM flight management and car administration laptop; and Colorado Springs, Colorado: plane seats
Elbit Programs of America, Fort Price, Texas: mission system laptop
Parker Aerospace, Irvine, California: flight controls; and Kalamazoo, Michigan: hydraulic pumps and modules
Magnaghi Aeronautica, Medford, New York: touchdown gear
Marotta Controls, Boonton, New Jersey: electrical energy system parts
The group beforehand introduced that Honeywell will present its new HTS7500 turboshaft engine to energy DEFIANT X.