Sikorsky has begun flight testing of the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter for the Canadian Forces. The first flight on Nov. 15 at the companyâ€™s development test center in West Palm Beach, Fla., explored handling at speeds up to 30 kt. The CH-148 is a development of the commercial S-92 for shipborne anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, search-and-rescue and transport missions. The helicopter has digital fly-by-wire flight controls, automatic blade and tail fold, deck lock and anti-icing ...
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