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Future Vertical Lift: SB>1 Defiant Flight Delayed Until Early 2019 « Breaking Defense

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant WASHINGTON: The SB>1 Defiant, a high-speed helicopter aimed at future Army missions in major wars, won’t make its first flight this year after all. Unspecified but “minor” issues discovered in ground tests will push first flight back “two or three weeks,” co-developers Sikorsky and Boeing said this …

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Army Can Revolutionize Aviation Without Busting Budget, Leaders Say « Breaking Defense

Bell’s V-280 Valor prototype under construction ARMY S&T CONFERENCE: “We’re not bringing a big bill to Congress,” Army aviation program manager Dan Bailey told me here. “Aviation’s paying its own way.” After an unbroken string of failed helicopter programs over the last 14 years (RAH, ARH, and AAS), Army leaders …

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